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Baby blues can affects up to 85% of mothers

'Baby blues' is a short period of feeling low, anxious and irritable. You might find you experience mood swings and overreact to things or burst into tears for no apparent reason. These are normal feelings as your hormones adjust to not being pregnant. 'Baby blues' are not the same as postnatal depression or anxiety and getting the 'baby blues' does not mean you will more likely get depression or anxiety.

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