Postpartum Support For Families
It can be difficult to watch your spouse, mother or friend react to becoming a parent in ways that you didn’t expect. Luckily, perinatal anxiety and mood disorders can be temporary and treatable with support and professional help. Instead of wondering how to deal with postpartum depression, seek support and help for the whole family. If you are a family member experiencing postpartum symptoms yourself or are supporting a woman with depressive symptoms, please scroll down for more helpful resources.
Information for dads about postpartum depression in men, supporting a partner with depression, and learning how to connect with your partner now that baby is in the picture.
Supporting a partner with postpartum depression is crucial to her treatment. A healthy mom contributes to a healthy family. Here you can find tips to help a partner struggling with postpartum depression.
Recovery Stories from Partners
Recently, my wife asked me to write about my experiences with parenthood and the ongoing postpartum depression she has suffered since the birth of our first child. To be honest, I have found that to be an onerous task – not because I don’t have enough to say, but...
My Experience with Male Postpartum Depression Nick grew up in southern California and now lives in Springfield, Oregon. He works as a wine merchandiser for Southern Wine and Spirits and plays bass guitar in the local band Wanibra. He and his girlfriend had their first...