It turns out that baby blues or postpartum depression can also occur in fathers after their child is born. Even explained by applied neuroscience practitioner, Anne Gracia, that fathers can experience the baby blues that are often experienced by every mother. This condition occurs because the father is surprised to see the condition of the newborn. So that the father becomes afraid and worried about the baby’s condition, the father is worried that he will hurt the baby.
Whereas fathers who are also husbands should be able to encourage their wives so they don’t experience the baby blues. This condition is normal considering the anxiety of the father who wants to help or help the baby but does not know what to do.
Even post partum depression can be a form of rejection when meeting a baby. Reluctance to hold a baby because the father is not ready. Even when the father was getting panicked, did not want to meet his son and panicked. There are also fathers who experience mood swings, although they rarely happen.
This is the importance of providing support and information to the father. Especially for fathers who have just had children. Support from family as well as medical personnel is very important. This is also what causes the wife after giving birth, the doctor calls her husband to explain the condition of the mother and child. This is important to make daddy less panic about the new condition.
Some of the fears experienced by fathers are when they are depressed or they are unprepared when their wife has to go into labor. For example, when the baby does not cry, then he is tapped to be able to cry. Even some fathers experience worry when the child has to enter the incubator so it can be said that this is what caused the father in shock.
To avoid postpartum depression in the father, it is necessary to treat it long before the child is born. Fathers can be given information and videos that can provide an overview of the condition of the baby and mother after giving birth.
Father’s mental readiness is very necessary. If the father is experiencing postpartum depression, it will cause a momentary rejection disorder that is not necessarily able to save and also refuse to keep his memory. So that for patients with postpasrtum depression that is experienced by the father that is prolonged, it can be rejected so that they can still feel the presence of the baby.
Fathers do not need to worry because every human being needs a way to adapt to the environment. So that the consequences that occur if you refuse to approach the baby for a while are understandable, it’s just not prolonged.
In addition, a wife is more at risk of experiencing the baby blues so that she needs high support when this condition occurs especially for the husband, his role is expected to help make the wife able to carry out her role as a new mother without having to make the new mother feel burdened by the conditions in taking care of the child. Readiness to be a mother will get used to and you don’t need to want to be a perfect mother, every woman already has the ability and has motherly qualities.