Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Dads Are Getting Diagnosed With Postpartum Depression?!?!?!
Yesterday, I saw on the news a story where doctors claim a father got "Postpartum Depression" after his wife gave birth. They are now saying that fathers are getting Postpartum Depression! The father that claims this, said he would cry uncontrollably and cry sometimes just for no reason (after the baby came). When seeing this, I HAD to roll my eyes. My opinion and thoughts are, there is no way! This just has to be an excuse for new fathers to get some attention back on them after their child (who now is getting all the attention) is born. What next? Is our other children going to get this "Postpartum Depression" as well or the babies that we give birth to going to get "Postpartum Depression" right after they are born? I'm thinking this has to be some sort of "I want attention too" like a previously said or a jealousy issue. I have had kids and my husband has yet got "Postpartum Depression" he does admit he has gotten jealous though. So, I just had to share this ridiculous new diagnosis for new fathers that doctors have come up with!