What can we help you find?
  • Tel: 020 8546 7711
MENU

The baby blues

During the first week after childbirth, many women get what's often called the ‘baby blues’. This is probably due to the sudden hormonal and chemical changes that take place in your body after childbirth.

Symptoms can include:

  • feeling emotional and irrational
  • bursting into tears for no apparent reason
  • feeling irritable or touchy
  • feeling depressed or anxious

All these symptoms are normal and usually only last for a few days.

©2013 Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | Legal | Privacy Policy Living our values everyday