Baby Family Life Radio Shows — 22 February 2013
The New Mom Blues

The emotional challenge of being a new mom.

The New Mom Blues

While post partum depression can be a serious concern that needs to be addressed by a physician, the more common baby blues are another matter. Usually they’re a result of the surging hormones that strike after the birth of a baby. And in many ways, the baby blues are a natural response to the major life change new moms are going through, explains Kaz Cooke, author of Kid Wrangling. “In some ways I think that having the baby blues, that sort of grieving for your former life is actually a really natural response to having a baby.  Your life does change and even though you might be madly in love with your baby, I think it’s okay to say ‘gee, I can’t walk out the front door and go to lunch with people anymore, whenever I feel like it, I can’t go to work and be in control of the situation anymore.  I think it’s okay to grieve for that.  I think it can be a very natural and okay response.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Kaz Cooke, author of Kid Wrangling.

Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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