Postnatal depression: recognising the signs of "baby blues"
Jane Hanley PhD RGN RMN DipHV DipCounselling FETC Lecturer in Primary Care and Public Health Swansea
Every mother is probably familiar with "the baby blues" and has either experienced it, knows someone who has had it or has heard of it. Once a little known phenomenon it has now become part of our everyday language. It has been described as a "fleeting phenomenon", occurring a few days after the birth.