A mental health topic that is largely un-talked about is postpartum depression, which is estimated to happen to 1 in 7 women. It is more than just the "baby blues", which can happen as a result of the hormone swings that happen around childbirth and could last for a couple weeks. Postpartum depression symptoms, however, last much longer and are more intense and could interfere with your ability to take care of your baby or handle other daily tasks.
Please feel free to talk to your doctor, midwife, nurse or pediatrician if you are experiencing these symptoms. Getting treatment (which typically includes talk therapy and/or medication) is extremely important for both you and the baby. It is not a sign of weakness and it does not make you a bad parent or a failure. Getting help will set you up for success with your new family.
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Blue Bell Hill scarf pattern