A few words about Postnatal Depression

Not all couples’ experience of becoming parents goes well. The life-changing adjustments test and challenge all relationships, and for some the result is separation and single-parenting. Postnatal Depression is often a component in the upheaval – yes, fathers can experience PND too. Awareness of symptoms and early expert treatment is key to recovery, and support from family, friends and community are essential. Increasingly “on-line communities” are complimenting support systems. This story illustrates how connecting with the right on-line group can really help. New Baby 101 also provides reassurance and encouragement to Mums and Dads everywhere. The wheels wobble on everyone’s parenting wagon sometimes. Reliable information and genuine encouragement can set them straight, enabling parents to move forward with confidence.  www.facebook.com/newbaby101/
In a post on the Life of Dad Facebook page, one single father credits the stories, support and advice from the online community for helping him through those first few months.
“My name is Richard Johnson, and I’m a single father to a beautiful little girl named Persephone,” he writes. “Her mother left about a month after she was born. We still don’t know exactly why, but we suspect postpartum depression played a part. In the first few weeks of it being just her and me, I stumbled upon your page by accident. I was so nervous and scared about being a father in general, but now I was a single father and had to fulfill two roles. I wasn’t sure I could do it. … I saw that there were other fathers out there who were in similar predicaments as me. The page started to turn into a major confidence booster and really helped me through all of this.” http://blog.thebump.com/2015/11/12/single-dad-viral-facebook-post/ #LifeofDad #Thebump.com #postnatal depression #parenting #newborn #depression

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