Postpartum Dads

Posted by on May 31, 2010
in Babies & Toddlers, Blog, Dads & Partners

The answer I got from the counsellor was, "Now is not the time for you.  Now is the time to take care of your wife."

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that it’s not just women who suffer from depression around the time of a new baby.  Researchers have found that 10% of men suffer from both prenatal and postpartum depression, which can manifest as aggression and impulsiveness.  It is a topic that can be difficult for fathers to talk about, and leaves many feeling alone and isolated.  Read the Globe and Mail article here.