8 Vital Ways Dads Can Support Their Partners ’ Mental Health Postpartum

You’ll be bringing your baby home soon. Or maybe you already have. And you want to be there for your spouse. You know that having a baby not only affects your wife’s body, but it also affects her mental health. You want to be supportive, encouraging and helpful. But you’re not exactly sure how to do that. What does it look like to support your spouse’s mental health? Where do you start? What should you avoid? Here, you’ll find suggestions from Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC, a perinatal mental health and relationship expert. She’s the co-author of The Birth Guy’s Go-To Guide for New Dads: How to Support Your Partner Through Birth, Breastfeeding &Beyond with Brian W. Salmon, a dad, doula and certified lactation consultant. Their new book is filled with relatable stories and practical, wise strategies. You’ll also find several excellent tips from the book below. Listen and validate. Don’t try to fix the problem or talk your partner out of their feelings, Brunner said. (Which is something most people do.) For instance, your partner is devastated that she had to have a C-section or got an epidural. You’re trying to be supportive and reassuring, so you say there’s no reason to be upset, because your baby is perfectly healthy, and she did an amazing job.  This sounds helpful, but it actually minimizes and dismisses her feelings. Instead, what’s more helpful is to validate what your partner is s...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Books Family Friends General Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Pregnancy Self-Help Child Development Fatherhood Postpartum Source Type: blogs

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