Posts Tagged: family

Helping your partner fight postpartum depression

At first it seems like all you need is each other and a lot of preparation. Yes, you’ve heard babies change everything. You know it’s a big responsibility, a major lifestyle change. But you’re up for it. The two of you get ready, decorating a room, going to appointments, stocking up on more diapers than… Read more »

A Dad’s Perspective on PPD/A

The Father of a Pacific Post Partum Support Society client provided the following account: My general observations of my daughter during her postpartum depression and anxiety included seeing her: fatigued, weepy, irritable, guilty, and experiencing an overwhelming sense of misery. She was generally unwilling to ask for help and would accuse the family of “interfering”… Read more »

Those Affected by Postpartum Depression: Partner Support

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By Rosemary Rukavina Postpartum Depression does not only affect the diagnosed individual, it affects the whole family. Both partners in a couple have a shared view of what the experience of expanding their family will look like, and when the reality does not match their expectations, disappointment, shock, and anxiety can be common reactions. If… Read more »

Support from family and friends

I am certain I would not have survived my postpartum depression and anxiety without the supports I received. The depression was so difficult, because connection with others was what I really needed, but all I wanted to do was isolate and be completely alone. Motherhood was isolating. I could no longer connect with friends and… Read more »