Anxiety and Postpartum Depression

The term “postpartum” refers to the period following the delivery of a baby. The “baby blues,” or a feeling of sorrow or emptiness, are common after childbirth. The baby blues normally subside after 3–5 days. When the baby blues persist for more than two weeks, postpartum depression may result. Hopelessness or emptiness following delivery isContinue reading “Anxiety and Postpartum Depression”

Why is the Maternal-Infant Relationship so Strong?

An important part of parenting a child is developing a close emotional connection with your child. This is referred to as “bonding.” Therefore, parents want to shower their children with affection, love, and attention. Bonding is still a hot topic for researchers. A child’s feeling of security and self-worth are built on the foundation ofContinue reading “Why is the Maternal-Infant Relationship so Strong?”