67. Quick Tip Tuesday: The difference between the baby blues and postpartum depression - new mom, first time mom, baby tips
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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Hey friends, it’s Quick Tip Tuesday where I answer a quick question submitted by you, my podcast listeners. If you have a question that you want me to answer on one of these episodes, go to my website, Angel swan.com/quick tip and submit your question. So today’s question is from Tana And she asks, What’s the difference between baby blues and postpartum depression. So the feelings are generally the same. Although baby blues does tend to come with a lot of like, it’s like an emotional roller coaster. It’s not typically a steady stream of depression. So you’ll have these crazy mood swings or one minute you’re happy, and you’re crying tears of joy, and the next minute you’re sad and feeling depressed and hopeless, and unmotivated. The difference the main difference is that baby blues will last about two weeks. And typically you’ll see that anywhere like three to six weeks postpartum was when it will show up, that’s when your hormones are kind of flooding, and even leaving your body and then anything that’s lasting longer than the two weeks is what would we that’s what we would consider postpartum depression. So if you’re having any symptoms of depression, sadness, loneliness, hopelessness, worthlessness, anything like that lasting longer than two weeks, you should absolutely reach out to a mental health professional. I did want to just put this offer out there for you, if you go to Angel swan.com/bright side, you can join bright side is an online mental health platform where you can receive counseling therapy, you can even receive medication through there, get $50 off your first month of treatment, when you go to Angel swan.com/bright side and click on the Big Blue Button. So that’s an online option for you, if you already have a therapist and just let them know how you’re feeling. I think everyone should be therapy, it’s so good for you. Just telling somebody how you’re feeling in an like non judgmental, unbiased, you know, space, it’s, it’s the best. So if you are experiencing any symptoms of depression, just know that you’re not alone, and it does get better. And if it is lingering and prolonged, then get help. Okay, so again, that’s Angel swan.com/brightside. Another great resource is Psychology Today if you want to just look for a therapist on there, that’s a great one. I’ll put that link in the episode description for you as well. And that’s the difference between baby blues and postpartum depression. So if you like all the tips that I give on this podcast and you want to work with me you need to join back to you back to you is for burnout. Moms of babies and toddlers who want to have 30 minutes and meet time every day without sacrificing a clean functioning home. Inside of back to you you will learn my step by step system to take you from being a burnt out mom to finding balance so you can feel like yourself again. If you want to join back to you and get support, get coaching from me. Go to Angel Swan comm slash back to you. I’ll also put the link in the episode description for you. And if you enjoy listening to my podcast if you haven’t done it already, please leave me a five star rating and a written review on Apple podcasts. It’s really the best way to support the show. And don’t forget you can hang out with me on Instagram at Angel Swan comm see what I’m up to? And grab all the free resources on my website at Angel swan.com. That’s all for today’s Quick Tip Tuesday. Thank you so much for listening. I’ll talk to you soon. Bye bye