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2. Biological Causes

There are various possible causes for the baby blues. After birth, women experience radical changes in their hormone levels. While pregnant, their bodies produce high levels of estrogen, progesterone, and endorphins, and when the body suddenly stops producing these hormones after the birth, the body can go into withdrawal. Additionally, the ovaries are relatively inactive during the later months of pregnancy. It can take several weeks for them to return to their pre-pregnancy rate of hormone production.

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