Wish We'd Known: What No One Told Us About the Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

Most moms don't expect to feel down or depressed after giving birth, yet it's suprisingly common. Here's what we wish we'd known about the baby blues and postpartum depression (17 Photos)

Patty Onderko on May 17, 2012 at 7:22PM

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There May Be Days When You Cry More Than Your Baby

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a Patty Onderko on Feb 13, 2012 at 2:23PM

Your newborn cries when she's hungry, tired or uncomfortable. But you might cry when you wake up at 3:30am for the third time that night; when you pour yourself a bowl of cereal in the pre-dawn darkness; when your sister asks how things are going or when your mother tells you your daughter looks just like you. You may not even know if you are crying out of happiness, sorrow, terror or wonky hormones. It's probably all four -- and if it's just the baby blues, it's temporary.

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