Postpartum Depression Can Affect Dads Too

Dads can also feel the effects of Postpartum Depression

Posted: Jun 15, 2018 5:42 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2018 5:43 PM

Welcoming a new baby into the world can be an exciting whirlwind.
However, if you don't immediately feel an emotional connection to your baby, you're not alone.

Postpartum Depression is common in new moms, but it also can affect dads.

Some of the physical side effects include insomnia, loss of appetite and increased irritability.

Postpartum Depression can also delay bonding, making it hard for new parents to form an emotional connection with their newborn.

So what steps can new dads take to try to avoid the condition?

Doctor Elizabeth Rochin says, "parenting is a team sport. And so it's really important that we offer opportunities for both moms and dads to parent and to bond with their newborns."

Jump into parenting head-first and spend quality time with your new baby.  

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