A father walking on the beach with his newborn baby

Fatherhood and Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Most people know how much pregnancy and early parenthood can affect a mother’s mental health. Fewer know about the toll they can take on new dads. When faced with sleepless nights, hormonal changes (yes, dads get those too), and a brand new set of fears and anxieties, some men may slowly feel less and less like their “normal” selves.