In fact, women are at risk to develop postpartum depression during the first twelve months of their baby’s life.
Here are a few facts you need to know in oder to cope with those unwelcome baby blues:
1. Baby blues are common and to be expected - In fact, between 70 and 80% of women experience feelings of sadness, commonly known as the “maternity blues” in the first weeks after the birth of their child. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, for about 13% of women, however, the feelings of sadness continue longer than a few weeks, which may signal a more serious condition, called postpartum depression.