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The postpartum blues peak three to five days after delivery. They usually end by the tenth day after the baby's birth. Although the postpartum blues are not pleasant, the woman can function normally. The feeling of the "blues" usually lessens and goes away over time.
Medical experts believe that changes in the woman's hormones after delivery cause the postpartum blues.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women do these things to help relieve the "postpartum blues":
If the symptoms last for longer than two weeks or worsen, you may have postpartum depression. This is a serious medical condition.
See also: Postpartum depression