The transformational nature of postpartum is not limited to the experience of the mother. Even though it is especially unique to her, the entire family feels its aftershocks – including dads and partners.
The potential for them to experience similar mood disorders and depression is extremely high. For professionals to ignore or make light of this would be an injustice to the women and families we serve.
Peripartum depression in dads must continue to be addressed, researched, recognized, and supported. We’re here in honor of Father’s Day to break down some of the basics behind this growing reality and discuss how we can join together to provide higher levels of support.
In this episode, I am sharing:
The experience of dads and partners during postpartum
Defining the difference between peripartum vs postpartum
1 out of every 10 dads will experience peripartum depression
Over 50% of men who have a partner with depression will also experience it themselves
Unique causes and symptoms for moms vs dads
Cognitive, emotional, and social impact on children
The heavy emotional and physical toll of postpartum
Coming together to provide better support
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