"Even though the baby wasn't born, it was like losing a child," Mr Whiting said.
“This year, ‘Don’t Forget Dads’ is still crushing gender stereotypes associated with fatherhood and still pulling at our heart strings. Posting beautiful images of fathers practicing attachment parenting, this account will make you appreciate the good dad(s) in your life, and give you a reminder that times they are a changin’.”
Online Support Spaces:
Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a common illness that impacts the entire family. Without effective intervention the impacts on the mom, the children, and the entire family can be very damaging. However, in most cases, with proper treatment and support, a woman and her family can fully recover from PPD. This website is intended to help dads and families by providing firsthand information and guidance through the experience of PPD. This site also includes information and resources that can be used by professionals to assist families dealing with PPD. We hope that you find the information on this website useful and we welcome comments and suggestions.
PostpartumMen is a place for men with concerns about depression, anxiety or other problems with mood after the birth of a child. It promotes self-help, provides important information for fathers – including a self-assessment for postpartum depression – hosts an online forum for dads to talk to each other, offers resources, gathers new information about men’s experiences postpartum, and – most importantly – helps fathers to beat the baby blues.
Dads Adventure, in partnership with Boot Camp for New Dads, has your back, with all the info you need before and after your baby comes home. Sign up now for free access to the entire DadsAdventure.com site when we go live!
“Pregnancy is an exciting time but it can also be stressful. This presentation will show a one hour class for parents that covers ways you can teach about prenatal bonding to pregnant couples. It utilizes meditation, prenatal bonding exercises, and art. Previous classes will be reviewed and lessons learned discussed. The class is loosely based on the book Remembering Our Home by William Emerson and the Linns. Additional neuroscience and stories are integrated into the course.”
Becoming a Father by Sears
Postpartum husband, practical solution for living with postpartum depression by Kleiman
Tokens of affection, reclaiming your marriage after postpartum depression by Kleiman
Men’s Group: a group designed specifically for men experiencing life changes (marriage, fatherhood, grief, etc.) by Manfred Melcher, MSW, LCSW; located in Carmel, visit www.manfredmelcher.com