Can Dads Get Postpartum Depression With The Dad Podcast

Postpartum depression is a very real thing.

No one will argue that.

When pregnancy ends and the child's life begins, many mothers fall into a depression.  Hormones and emotions fluctuate wildly, often resulting in postpartum depression.

But, is postpartum depression a  real thing for dads?

Many people say yes.

Undoubtedly, the arrival of the baby has an emotional effect on the father.  Almost every facet of your life has changed.

Sleep?  Gone.

Down time?  Nope.

Cleanliness?  Not a chance.

Sex?  Haha, yeah right.

When it comes down to it, taking care of a baby just sucks.

None of it is fun.  Not a single moment.  And that is okay to acknowledge.

But, is that general suckiness the same as postpartum depression?

Justin Worsham of The Dad Podcast doesn't think so.

Although he notes that fathers most certainly could experience some sort of depression around this time, he wouldn't categorize it as postpartum depression, as he links that to hormonal changes that mothers experience.

Rather, he just chalks it up to the trials of taking care of a new baby and learning how to live as a parent.

Read the full story at Time

Listen to Gary and Shannon's full conversation with Justin Worsham of The Dad Podcast right here!

To hear more of Justin's take on dads getting postpartum depression, and other parenting topics, you can check out all of his stuff at The Dad Podcast

Check out his latest episode about Halloween and grandparents opinions of new parenting styles.

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