Postnatal Blues

About two thirds of women suffer from postnatal blues in the first week after delivery. It usually subsides within a few days to a week post delivery.

postnatal blues

How to counter postnatal blues

About two thirds of women suffer from postnatal blues in the first week after delivery. It usually subsides within a few days to a week post delivery.

According to Kandang Kerbau Hospital Singapore, the symptoms of postnatal blues are:

feelings of irritability

weepiness

moodiness

anxious thoughts about caring for the baby

feeling frustrated with the baby’s crying

Postnatal blues is commonly seen in first time mothers or those with poor support. As it is usually transient, most mother with the blues, don’t need any specialist attention. Instead what they do need is support, encouragement and reassurance from family and friends.

If you have beem feeling low for more than two weeks, do seek further advice from your doctor as you may be suffering from postnatal depression.