It is not uncommon for new mothers to have a period of depression or anxiety after the birth of their child, generally referred to as the “baby blues.” This can include disruption in sleep, increase in anxiety, mood swings, crying, etc. In about 15% of cases, these symptoms become long-lasting and more severe, turning into what is clinically referred to as postpartum depression.
Many feelings flood over you when you hear the words, "You're pregnant". If you've been there you know. Men, sorry, you're on the outside looking in to a large degree. You're participants, but let's be serious, the moms-to-be bear the brunt and joy of the experience...or is it all joyful?