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Resources for Fathers

The resources listed on this page provide fathers and postpartum partners informed support and connection at no charge. Please contact us if you are looking for additional resources.

DADS Chat with an Expert

First Mondays of every month — PSI hosts a free call-in forum for dads facilitated by a perinatal mood disorders expert. Call for information, support, and connection with other dads. Click HERE for more information and call-in number.


Tips for Postpartum Dads and Partners


The Postpartum Husband: book by Karen Kleiman

"Fathers Respond to Perinatal and Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders"

When we filmed our new DVD, Healthy Mom, Happy Family, we had the opportunity to speak with the dads and we made a video where they shared their experiences. We hope their stories can support you and give you hope through this difficult time.

Click on the start arrow below to watch the video. Download the Order Form and send to psioffice@postpartum.net if you’d like to purchase the Father’s Respond video.

Order Fathers Respond

Wade Bowen "Turn on the Lights"

Country Music Artist Wade Bowen wrote “Turn on the Lights” after going through PPD with his wife Shelby. The Bowen family turned this into a benefit for Postpartum Support International, creating a CD with help from many families and PSI Volunteers. Wade has done so much to help PSI — what a talented and generous man. He helps us help families every day. www.wadebowen.com.

Download the CD Order Form

Wade Bowen Interview

PostpartumDads.org

The Postpartum Dads website was created by PSI Dad’s Coordinator David Klinker as a forum to help dads and families by providing firsthand information and guidance.

PostpartumDads.org

“BABIES ALOUD” – WHAT MEN NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POSTNATAL DEPRESSION

For fathers, health professionals, groups, and individuals

The 3 films are designed to challenge stereotypes by reinforcing the notion of a balanced parental relationship which is fundamental to help the mother affected by post natal depression to cope with the disorder and to make an effective recovery from it.

Each film looks at a particular aspect of the mother/father/infant relationship, examines the particular stressors and misconceptions that can cause it to become unbalanced and proposes possible remedies.
The films are not intended to be positivistic, in the sense of linking specific problems with specific solutions, because often problems in postnatal depression are not well defined and overlap with the ordinary responsibilities of parenthood and child-care. Rather they are intended to stimulate a focused discussion in which possibly difficulties and possible solutions can be constructively debated. For further information and details please visit the website. DVD is compatible for computer.

BABIES ALOUD

PostpartumMen Online Forum

Yes, men get depressed and anxious after the birth or adoption of a child too. The Postpartum Men’s Online Forum, developed by PSI Dad’s Coordinator Will Courtenay, is a community of self-help and mutual support for postpartum men.

Forum

Becoming Dad

An online community that engages, educates and supports expectant and new dads. Follow us on Facebook and join our ‘Dads Only’ closed group . This is an invaluable resource for dads seeking education and support on a range of issues, including involved fathering, relationships, breastfeeding, postnatal depression, early parenting choices, work-life-balance, and more.

Becoming Dad

Boot Camp for New Dads

Boot Camp for New Dads is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.

Boot Camp