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Overcoming the baby blues

Childbirth can be overwhelming for young moms. Putting a child into the world is not insignificant and upsets both physiological and psychological markers. This fuss can be manifested by a baby blues, emotional overflow that cross many moms.

After childbirth and the euphoria of the first moments with her baby, it is common for the woman to fall prey to so-called baby-blues.

Baby blues as it's commonly known is that blues that a woman can feel a few days after giving birth. It is the set of negative psychic reactions that follow childbirth, physical and hormonal upheavals, psychic changes, changes in family representation.

Baby-blues affects about 30 to 75% of women, with a more or less violent intensity.

When it occurs, baby-blues is a kind of adaptive "crisis", necessary to the awareness of being a mother. This phase benefits from the emotional support of family, father and parents in particular. On the other hand if this blow of blues lasts several weeks, it is important to consult a specialist to prevent or cure a postpartum depression, which requires a professional care.

Discover our file to know how to overcome and cure a baby blues. And find the testimony of Vanessa who lived a baby blues the day before leaving the maternity.

Want to react, share your experience or ask a question? Appointment in our FORUMS Pregnancy, Psychology or A doctor answers you .

Read also :

> Learn more about baby blues
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Author: Charlène Salomé.
Expert consultant: Nicole Fabre, psychologist and psychoanalyst.
Last updated: February 2017 - Dr. Ada Picard.

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