After giving birth to her second child earlier this year, Kylie Jenner recently opened up about experiencing “baby blues” and getting real about her postpartum mental health.
Recall that on February 2, Kylie and Travis Scott announced the birth of their son and gave him the name Wolf. However, they later said they had changed his name though they have not yet revealed what it is.
In the most recent episode of The Kardashians, the reality TV star turned tycoon opened up about her well-being after becoming a mother of two, telling Kendall Jenner: “It’s been hard.”
“In the first three weeks, I sobbed nonstop throughout the day. The baby blues are all that it is and they pass quickly. Stormi and I both had enough “She spoke. “For three weeks, I sobbed. Every day to the point where my head would hurt so much that I would be lying in bed.”
Kylie continued by defining the baby blues as follows: “I read on Google but I’m not a doctor. When it disappears after six weeks, they refer to it as the “baby blues.” I began to feel better after about six weeks but I was undoubtedly depressed.”
What are the baby blues?
According to the NHS, many new parents experience what is known as the “baby blues” during the first week following childbirth.
When they anticipate that they should feel happy after giving birth, women “can experience a low mood and feel mildly depressed,” the NHS notes. “Baby blues” are likely brought on by your body’s abrupt hormonal and chemical changes following childbirth.
Some signs of baby blues include:
- Suddenly becoming emotional and breaking down in tears
- Feeling touchy or irritable
- Low mood
- Anxiety and Agitation
The NHS continues, “All these symptoms are normal and typically only last for a few days,” adding that you should seek medical attention as soon as you suspect postpartum depression rather than the baby blues.
The NHS advises that if you suspect you may be depressed, you should seek help right away because your symptoms could last months or worsen and have a significant impact on you, your child and your family.
This article is not meant to be a replacement for qualified medical guidance or diagnosis. Always ask your doctor or another knowledgeable health provider for advice if you have any concerns about a medical condition.
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