Coping with Postpartum Blues
Mother with newborn baby

Change Breeds Stress

Like all major changes in life, a new baby can bring both joy and anxiety. So it should come as no surprise that more than half of new mothers struggle with temporary feelings of depression, commonly called baby blues.

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