Postpartum Blues

Just as your body is returning to its pre-baby size and shape, your hormone levels are finding their way back to normal, too.

And along the way, your emotions may swing from elation to depression. You may feel overwhelmed, especially if your baby has separation issues and wants to be held 24/7.

Your roller coaster emotions should even out over time.

But if you feel utterly sad and hopeless, or so overcome with worry that you can’t get any rest, you could be experiencing postpartum depression. If you feel angry or violent, call us immediately. Clinical psychologists are part of your Virginia Women’s Center team and can help you through this difficult time.