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Male Postpartum Depression

Daddies Get the Baby Blues, Too

I have a male friend who loved when his wife was pregnant.

She had a terrific pregnancy and they cherished every doctor's appointment and ultrasound. He even got a sympathy bump from their daily ice cream indulgence.

When baby arrived, the mother wasn't the only one who got the blues. Though they were thrilled to have a newborn son, the couple jointly suffered from postpartum depression.

To learn more about male postpartum depression,

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Expectant mothers are often counseled and even expected to experience postpartum depression, while men are not prepared for it. According to one study from 2006:

About 14 percent of mothers and 10 percent of fathers suffer from moderate or severe postpartum depression.

For many first time fathers, postpartum depression can be triggered when the new mother focuses her energy and bodily efforts on the baby.

Do you know any men who suffered from the baby blues?
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AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 7 years
ah poor guys....
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