Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Men's Postpartum Depression: Myth or Reality?

It's only been in recent years that society has accepted the fact that a substantial number of new mothers become depressed in the weeks and months after the arrival of their babies. Growing evidence is mounting that new fathers also experience nearly the same type of postpartum depression as their partners. They, too, can feel a sense of stress and depression when transitioning into their new parental responsibilities.

Christy Cuellar-Wentz explores the issue here.


  1. Aaaah . . . now I know why RC had his hands over his eyes the entire time D was being born! I wanted to tell him to . . . breathe!

  2. Resolving personal issues whatever it may be should not be handled alone. There are communities who are willing to support all the way to keep up the motivation. Just reach out and let others help to surpass the difficulties that you may be experiencing.

    There's actually a support group wherein anyone can join, their Facebook page can be found at

  3. Don't get me wrong. My wife will verify that I can be a whiny baby about the smallest thing. I feel this is comparing apples to oranges. Men adjusting to lifestyle and sleep pattern changes is quite a bit different from the associated chemical and physicall issues new moms deal with.

    Some men (thankfully not me) have challenges dealing with change of adding babies. It is good to see discussion about it and help for those who need it.

    BTW... Thanks for the thinking about the other half :)