Thursday, June 10, 2010

Postpartum Depression: It's not just for the Chicks!

Jesus. It's like we can't have anything to ourselves. Apparently, new dads get sad when a baby comes, too.

I read this article about post-partum depression in men, thinking it would be all about how they were not getting laid enough, but apparently, the time period is three months before the baby is born and continues through their first birthday. "The riskiest period for the father is when the baby is 3 to 6 months old," the study says.

So it could still be the sex thing.

Is it the stress? The lack of sleep? The fact that your partner got fat? The loss of freedom? The noise? The idea that you have to share her, and her whole being is devoted to a squirming, smelly creature who is just freeloading?

You can have your pre- and post-partum depression, dads, but ladies, can you imagine how bad it would be if they were the ones breastfeeding?

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