Five tips to avoid exhaustion and low mood postpartum

Five tips to avoid exhaustion and low mood postpartum

The period after delivery is often considered the “fourth trimester", lasting between 30 days and three months. There are a number of changes that occur in a woman’s body during this time including many hormones fluctuations, including estrogen levels dropping approximately 300%. This hormonal shift generally takes an average of 10 days to balance out.  With the hormone changes that occur post-pregnancy coupled with sleep deprivation, adapting to the demands of a newborn, and so many other requirements, it is normal for a new mom or even a seasoned mom to have multiple changes in mood over the course of a day. After the much anticipated arrival of the new baby and the excitement of birth, it may come as a surprise for new moms to experience emotions such as sadness and anxiety. 

Here are five general recommendations for treating low mood after delivery: 
 

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