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Question : I frequently feel sad or disconnected from other people in my life since my new baby was born. What is going on and how long am I going to feel this way?

Answer from Jennifer Nordstrom, expert in Parenting

Most likely you are suffering from the “baby blues.”  Many hormonal changes can result in unexplainable emotional swings, common in new mothers.  You may be bothered by things that used to seem trivial, or feel irritable, nervous, and exhausted.  Usually these symptoms last for several weeks after delivery, and can be helped to rest and a place to share your feelings.  If however, the symptoms persist beyond this time, you should consider contacting your physician and seeking help in therapy. You may be more prone to postpartum depression or anxiety if there is a history of depression and anxiety in your family of origin.

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