Postpartum depression in males

Advertisement
postpartum depression in males
postpartum depression in males

The birth of a child changes the parents life forever. It is a life changing event. Not only the mother’s life changes, but, the new father’s life also take a drastic turn. The entire process of childbirth is tough. After the child is born, the child demands lot of love, time and sacrifice from both the parents. And this leads to the onset of postpartum depression not only in mother’s but also in father’s. The cases of Postpartum depression in males is at a rise in today’s world.

In most of the cases it is believed that women are the only ones affected by postpartum depression. But, studies have shown that not only women, men can also get affected by postpartum depression. When the men see their child for the first time, they get the feeling of pride and a sense of belonging. But, soon the feeling of pride and the sense of belonging are replaced by sleepless nights, crying infants, dirty diapers and the sense of responsibility towards the little one.

What is postpartum depression in males?

 

The earlier pride of having a baby slowly vanishes and this feeling is replaced by the sense of responsibility. The joy of having a baby is now replaced by the sleepless nights, crying infant and the changing relationship in between the husband and the wife. Both of them are trying to adjust into their new roles.

Men usually have to deal with multiple factors. He has to help his wife cope with the entire process of childbirth, he has to manage home and also has to manage work for the better future of his wife and kid. If the wife starts suffering from postpartum depression than he has to deal with that also.  During, normal time also he may feel the need to give some rest to his wife and take care of the child all by himself. There is also a feeling of not being a part of his child’s routine activities. All these things added up together and may lead to postpartum depression in male.

Symptoms of postpartum depression in males

The of postpartum depression in males and females are quite the same. These symptoms involve:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Feeling sad and worthless
  • Feeling nervous and anxious
  • Sense of worthlessness

 

You are not alone

Postpartum depression in males is a very serious condition. It affects the overall health of the kid. It also affects the overall situation of the family. Due to postpartum depression a male may not be able to concentrate in his work. This will lead to poor financial status. It also affects the emotional development of the kid.

 

If you know of any male who is suffering from postpartum depression, please ask him to get in touch with the doctor soon. He is not the only one who is suffering. And this can be cured with the help of medicines, doctor’s advise and family’s love and care.

 

Postpartum depression in males usually go undetected. Males usually refrain from admitting that they need. They feel that they are the one’s to support their wife and kids.

 

Himali Parikh
Himali Parikhhttps://momabc.net
Himali is Parenting Blogger and founder of MomABC.net. She had done M.S in Molecular biology from University of New Haven (US) and was working with various Pharma companies. She had started this motherhood and baby care blog for helping other mothers.

More from author

Leave a Reply

Related posts

Advertisment

Pregancy Care

Best Tips To Care For Your Nipples and Breasts during Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is considered to be the most important part of motherhood. Lots of foods are said to increase the milk flow and help in...

Morning Sickness: 10 Home Remedies for Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness, the most familiar word for all the women who have been pregnant and who are pregnant right now. But, how many of...

4 Simple positions to breastfeed your baby : a huge breastfeeding help

Most of the people believe that the baby recognizes the mother immediately and latches to her breast immediately. But, no this is a total...

Intresting Articles

5 Best baby lotion to use for your baby’s skin in 2021

The Baby's skin is very sensitive. It needs a lot of care. The product that is used for the baby’s skin should be prepared...

Baby fence: All you want to know about it

As soon as the child learns to crawl or walk, every parent starts getting worried about the safety of their children. Baby fences not...

Best Umbrella stroller you should think of buying

Between the traditional strollers, the jogging strollers, twin strollers, and various other options that are available, you might think that why should you purchase...

10 Best Baby Massage Oils You Should Use For Your Gem

There are a lot of benefits of giving a good massage to the baby. If a baby gets a good and appropriate massage, it...

Smart baby monitors: 5 best smart baby monitors

All the parents want to take care of their baby and stay close to him or her. But, every time. So, audio baby monitors...
[tdn_block_newsletter_subscribe title_text="Want to stay up to date with the latest news? " description="V2UlMjB3b3VsZCUyMGxvdmUlMjB0byUyMGhlYXIlMjBmcm9tJTIweW91ISUyMFBsZWFzZSUyMGZpbGwlMjBpbiUyMHlvdXIlMjBkZXRhaWxzJTIwYW5kJTIwd2UlMjB3aWxsJTIwc3RheSUyMGluJTIwdG91Y2guJTIwSXQncyUyMHRoYXQlMjBzaW1wbGUh" input_placeholder="Email address" btn_text="Subscribe" tds_newsletter2-image="8" tds_newsletter2-image_bg_color="#c3ecff" tds_newsletter3-input_bar_display="row" tds_newsletter4-image="9" tds_newsletter4-image_bg_color="#fffbcf" tds_newsletter4-btn_bg_color="#f3b700" tds_newsletter4-check_accent="#f3b700" tds_newsletter5-tdicon="tdc-font-fa tdc-font-fa-envelope-o" tds_newsletter5-btn_bg_color="#000000" tds_newsletter5-btn_bg_color_hover="#4db2ec" tds_newsletter5-check_accent="#000000" tds_newsletter6-input_bar_display="row" tds_newsletter6-btn_bg_color="#da1414" tds_newsletter6-check_accent="#da1414" tds_newsletter7-image="10" tds_newsletter7-btn_bg_color="#1c69ad" tds_newsletter7-check_accent="#1c69ad" tds_newsletter7-f_title_font_size="20" tds_newsletter7-f_title_font_line_height="28px" tds_newsletter8-input_bar_display="row" tds_newsletter8-btn_bg_color="#00649e" tds_newsletter8-btn_bg_color_hover="#21709e" tds_newsletter8-check_accent="#00649e" embedded_form_code="JTNDIS0tJTIwQmVnaW4lMjBNYWlsQ2hpbXAlMjBTaWdudXAlMjBGb3JtJTIwLS0lM0UlMEElMEElM0Nmb3JtJTIwYWN0aW9uJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ0YWdkaXYudXMxNi5saXN0LW1hbmFnZS5jb20lMkZzdWJzY3JpYmUlMkZwb3N0JTNGdSUzRDZlYmQzMWU5NGNjYzVhZGRkYmZhZGFhNTUlMjZhbXAlM0JpZCUzRGVkODQwMzZmNGMlMjIlMjBtZXRob2QlM0QlMjJwb3N0JTIyJTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtYy1lbWJlZGRlZC1zdWJzY3JpYmUtZm9ybSUyMiUyMG5hbWUlM0QlMjJtYy1lbWJlZGRlZC1zdWJzY3JpYmUtZm9ybSUyMiUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIydmFsaWRhdGUlMjIlMjB0YXJnZXQlM0QlMjJfYmxhbmslMjIlMjBub3ZhbGlkYXRlJTNFJTNDJTJGZm9ybSUzRSUwQSUwQSUzQyEtLUVuZCUyMG1jX2VtYmVkX3NpZ251cC0tJTNF" tds_newsletter="tds_newsletter1" tds_newsletter1-input_bar_display="" tds_newsletter1-input_border_size="0" tds_newsletter1-title_color="#172842" tds_newsletter1-description_color="#90a0af" tds_newsletter1-disclaimer_color="#90a0af" tds_newsletter1-disclaimer2_color="#90a0af" tds_newsletter1-input_text_color="#90a0af" tds_newsletter1-input_placeholder_color="#bcccd6" tds_newsletter1-input_bg_color="#ffffff" tds_newsletter1-input_border_color="rgba(255,255,255,0)" tds_newsletter1-input_border_color_active="rgba(255,255,255,0)" tds_newsletter1-f_title_font_family="394" tds_newsletter1-f_title_font_size="eyJhbGwiOiI0MiIsImxhbmRzY2FwZSI6IjM2IiwicG9ydHJhaXQiOiIzMCIsInBob25lIjoiMzAifQ==" tds_newsletter1-f_title_font_line_height="1.2" tds_newsletter1-f_title_font_spacing="-1" tds_newsletter1-f_descr_font_family="638" tds_newsletter1-f_descr_font_size="eyJhbGwiOiIxOCIsImxhbmRzY2FwZSI6IjE1IiwicG9ydHJhaXQiOiIxNCIsInBob25lIjoiMTQifQ==" tds_newsletter1-f_descr_font_line_height="1.6" tds_newsletter1-f_descr_font_weight="700" content_align_horizontal="content-horiz-center" tdc_css="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" tds_newsletter1-f_disclaimer_font_family="394" tds_newsletter1-f_disclaimer2_font_family="394" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_family="394" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_line_height="3" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_size="eyJhbGwiOiIxNiIsInBvcnRyYWl0IjoiMTQiLCJwaG9uZSI6IjE0In0=" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_family="394" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_transform="uppercase" tds_newsletter1-f_btn_font_weight="700" tds_newsletter1-btn_bg_color="#e2687e" tds_newsletter1-btn_bg_color_hover="#172842" tds_newsletter1-f_input_font_weight="" tds_newsletter1-f_title_font_weight="800"]
Advertisement