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Every pregnancy and new baby brings both joy and challenges – including lots of emotional ups and downs for mothers and other family members. Many women experience weepiness and mood swings – often called the baby blues - in the first weeks after delivery. This is normal and usually goes away without treatment in 2-3 weeks. However, some women develop more serious perinatal mood disorders including prenatal or postpartum depression or anxiety. These can begin any time during pregnancy or the first year after delivery.
Women who develop prenatal or postpartum depression or anxiety do not need to feel ashamed or alone. Perinatal mood disorders are common; treatment and support are available.
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