As a father, you might feel like you must be the strong one and might not recognise your own needs for support. It is important that if you are experiencing some of the symptoms above that you reach out for help, both for you and your family.
The impact a baby may have on the couple relationship is a key. Many men underestimate the enormity of this life change impacting not only on wellbeing, but managing sleep deprivation and extra demands whilst at the same time continuing a demanding work schedule.
It may surprise you that men may also experience symptoms of depression when expecting a new baby or becoming a new parent. 1 in 10 new or expectant dads experience perinatal anxiety or depression in Australia.