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What You Need To Know About Postpartum Mental Health

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18. Men Can Have Mental Health Issues Too After Birth
More and more research is being done on fathers and postpartum mental health. A 2010 study showed about four percent of fathers were affected by depression in their child’s first year of life. As women, our hormones being out of control, combined with little sleep and the life-change of bringing a baby home can all have an effect on our mental health, and why should dad’s be any different? If Mom is struggling with depression, it makes it more likely Dad will too.