Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Postpartum Depression

You can have powerful emotions after giving birth to a baby. This can include joy, fear, anxiety, or excitement. You may also experience depression, which may not be expected, but many women experience.

1. The baby blues include spells of crying, mood swings, trouble sleeping, and anxiety. You may first start to feel these feelings 2-3 days after giving birth. If it is severe and long lasting, it can be postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis, which is an extreme mood disorder.