Postpartum depression and anxiety (PPD/A) isn’t just for moms. About 10% of all new dads will experience PPD/A, and for those who have a partner coping with it as well, that number is as high as 25–50%. The depression can begin while the partner is still pregnant, but usually happens 3–6 months after birth.
If you find yourself struggling after the birth of your baby, we are here to help.
“I lost who I was mentally, and physically I was just exhausted.”
Allen discusses his own journey though postpartum depression, his wife’s experience with the same illness, and how they and their relationship ultimately grew as they worked for recovery. He also talks about how little support there is for new fathers.
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Funding for section for dads provided by Integrated Primary and Community Care, Vancouver Coastal Health.