I'm going to talk about how to beat the baby blues. Step one: Identify them. Baby blues are that feeling of feeling really tearful and low for a few days or up to two weeks after giving birth. Anything longer than that might be something different, and at that point, you should go along to see your GP. The reason why baby blues happen is because there is such big hormone change from pregnancy to giving birth that such mood fluctuation is expected. In addition, exhaustion, stress, generally feeling overwhelmed and tired, and not having time to yourself can all contribute. Step two: Get it all out. Crying, talking to people, telling your partner how you feel, telling your friends how you feel, telling your mom how you feel, all of that is actually going to be really helpful. The last thing you want to do is bottle up your emotions. Step three: Ask for help. Leaving the baby with someone you trust for a couple of hours can be really useful, just so that you can get out. You can go for a walk, or have a massage. Do something that relaxes you, and that can actually really lift the mood. Even when you're looking after the baby, if you attend a play group so that you can have some other support from mothers, that's another great way to get help. Step four: Exercise. And now, I know that this is probably the last thing you feel like doing after a sleepless night when you're already exhausted, but just getting outside and taking gentle exercise such as a walk, can really boost those endorphins, especially if you go with a friend, when it can actually be quite sociable, and time for yourself as well. And that's how to beat the baby blues. .