Mom suffers, and dad suffers, and they do so independent of one another. And so, what happens at home? Mom feels that dad should know what to do to support her through postpartum depression, and dad feels that mom should appreciate his efforts at work and at home when he tries to fix things. We know, through all of the research and first hand reports out there, that moms with postpartum depression and related illnesses who feel supported at home get well quicker than those who do not. We also know that becoming a new parent is not a cake-walk for fathers either. There are certainly husbands and partners out there like this they are usually the ones who call my office looking for the support their families need , but often this picture looks very different. And your babies and children need both of you.
Sometimes this is not the case, of course. More understanding about household chores? They need your help in order to be able to help you. We also know that becoming a new parent is not a cake-walk for fathers either. We know that they want to be useful but do not know how to be. We know that dads often feel as scared as moms by the unexpected realities of new parenthood. He gets to go to work, see friends, talk about other things than poop and spit up, and get to the gym, and he says that he is tired! Mom feels that dad should know what to do to support her through postpartum depression, and dad feels that mom should appreciate his efforts at work and at home when he tries to fix things. Why does he keep trying to have sex? More awareness about postpartum depression? We know that they miss you as much as you miss you. Do you both feel angry, scared, overwhelmed, or frustrated? Invite them to a therapy session, if you have not already. Mom suffers, and dad suffers, and they do so independent of one another. Dads and partners do want to help you to get well. Often moms and dads take me up on this offer though such a symbol of caring and effort! Why does she keep looking at me like I am such a failure? You need each other to get through postpartum depression. Why am I so angry all of the time? Often, what it feels like to a mom struggling is this: In other words, we know that moms and dads are not as separate in their experiences as it often feels to them. Help with the baby? She has no energy for me any more! He keeps telling me that I should be happy because we have such a beautiful baby! Why is he getting on me for the house being dirty? It can take the blame off of each individual … and bring the responsibility for support and recovery back to the team. I only insist that dads and partners accompany moms to their sessions in my office when mom is struggling to the point of critical need, where she is afraid that she will harm herself or someone else or when she is showing signs of psychosis.
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