As a new or experienced dad, you were worried about lack of sleep, diaper changes, and late night feedings. For many dads, the last thing you expect or want to see is your wife struggling with symptoms of postpartum depression. You may be very concerned about your wife and want to help, but simply do not know how.
First, take a deep breath. The fact that you are looking for resources and wanting to know ways to help signifies your love and support of your wife. The following list of suggestions are ways you can support and care for your wife as she works through treatment and recovery for postpartum depression.
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September Trent MS, LPC is a licensed professional counselor specializing in eating disorders, self-harm, anxiety, and depression treatment. You can schedule an appointment with September for online counseling or in-person at our Springfield, Missouri counseling center.
Communication, Communication, & Communication
Encourage Your Wife to Seek Help for Postpartum Depression
While we have come a long way, unfortunately,
Volunteer to Help With Daily Tasks
If you are unsure of what would be most helpful, initiate a conversation and ask. Initiating and remembering to complete household
Be Patient with Your Wife
Self Care & Postpartum Depression
You must make time to care for yourself. A few examples include eating healthy, exercising, spending time with friends, taking your own breaks, asking for help, and having a date night with your wife. The following are a few helpful guidelines
Sex during Postpartum Depression
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