After having a baby, most women experience changes in their mood. One minute you feel happy, the next minute you may start to cry. You may feel a sad, have a hard time concentrating, lose your appetite or find that you can’t sleep well even when the baby is asleep. These symptoms usually start about 3 to 4 days after delivery and may last several days.
New mothers that are experiencing these symptoms have what are called the “baby blues”. The baby blues are considered a normal part of early motherhood and usually go away within a couple weeks after delivery. However, some women have more severe symptoms or symptoms that last longer than a few days. This is called postpartum depression.