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The postpartum stage is a difficult time for all mothers. New moms must deal with their recovering bodies as well as a new baby that needs constant attention. It is normal to have feelings of sadness and being overwhelmed. But postpartum depression is something different, which usually requires proper diagnosis and treatment.

The postpartum (or postnatal) period starts after the placenta is delivered. This stage lasts for 6-8 weeks while the body is returning to its normal stage. The postpartum period is a critical phase because the most life-threatening conditions for mother and baby may occur during this period.