While Mother’s go through so much in postpartum, it’s important not to forget about the family unit and fathers during this huge change in everyone’s life.
Having a baby of course has many effects on Mother when it comes to hormones and nutritional needs, but, there is also another big portion of postpartum being completely looked over, and that is Fathers in postpartum.
In this episode, I chat with Joshua Maze about his personal journey through postpartum with his wife after they had their daughter, who is now a very independent 5 year old, and the different struggles he faced with his mental health prior to her birth and how it continued to get increasingly worse after the baby arrived with depression and anxiety.
This caused him to withdraw, and doubt his ability to be a good husband and father, and provider.
We get into conversations that are so often not discussed about how postpartum affects Dad’s as well as Mom’s, and the importance of getting all important parties involved and offering support and guidance to them all.
Listen to Joshua’s story and his tips on how the entire family unit should be receiving support during the transition of postpartum and bringing a new baby home.
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If you are struggling, and in need of some answers, especially immediately and you’re not able to get in to see a provider, reach out to PSI (Postpartum Support International).
This is a wonderful place to receive education and get the support that you need!
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In this episode, we share with you:
- Introducing Joshua Maze
- His postpartum journey
- Finding Postpartum Support International
- How depression can present itself differently, especially between males and females
- A huge transition for both parents, not just moms
- How can we do better to support the entire family, not just the mom?
- Including the spouse
- Oftentimes healthcare professionals neglect supporting the whole family
- Screening both parents for depression
- Men generally do not get any parental leave & the issue with it
- Starting to see change
- The biggest piece of advice from Joshua for Mom listeners
- The importance of communication
- Offering support to your spouse
- If you are struggling with your postpartum journey or know someone who is and need some answers, I encourage you to reach out to PSI for more education, support, and answers.
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