Baby Blues:  Is this a jazz song?  No, no, it is the small name given for the enormous feelings that accompany radical hormone & life change after birth.  

For 9 months a small person grew in our bodies.  Slow, yet quick, our hormones shift to hold on to the baby, to give baby priority of nutrients, to build a placenta.  Later, the baby’s head nuzzles against our cervix initiating contractions, and finally, our cervix ripens.  Pregnancy can feel like a one way train to the tunnel of birth, the only way through it is through it.  And then suddenly, we are through it.  There’s an explosion of oxytocin if we're lucky.  But then, more quickly this time, our body changes again.  Hormones adjust to breastfeed.  Our body is no longer pregnant.  The uterus that grew over 9 months time shrinks significantly in just 24 hours.  Some things in life aren’t meant...

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