Ivy provides an insight into how Dad’s are affected by PND and how they can come down with the mental disorder. An important read for everyone to understand the true depth of this illness.
It is often forgotten that fathers can have PND, there is little discourse about it within the community. Further, migrant fathers have been completely sealed from the conversation, this can be denoted to the fact that many cultures put a level of stress on the masculinity of men. Not to show weakness from mental illness. It makes it especially difficult for migrant fathers who are undergoing PND.
I haven’t blogged about this important topic–of dads getting postpartum depression (PPD) too–since 2012, so it’s high time I do so now as I’m catching up during my stay-cation!
My previous posts are:
Fathers and Postpartum Depression
A Father’s Day Post: The Effect of PPD on the Dad
Shame on You, The Guardian, for Perpetuating Negative Notions on Mental Health Issues and Denigrating Men at the Same Time
In today’s post, I have a bunch of articles, and even a recent Today Show segment about PPD in dads, that I’d like to share. PPD in dads is not a topic that you see much of because, after all, it’s the new mother whose body goes through a lot of physical changes before, during and after pregnancy. After all, she’s the one who carries the child for months and after giving birth experiences roller coaster emotions, thanks to all the hormonal changes. …
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