Today we will explore the transition dads and partners face during pregnancy and postpartum that sometimes leads to paternal perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Kevin Gruenberg, PsyD, is a psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles who co-developed a home visitation program for fathers and their young children meant to promote paternal engagement and family wellbeing.  Gabrielle Kaufman (MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, PMH-C) is a licensed professional clinical counselor with over 25 years’ experience providing services to new parents, particularly those suffering from symptoms of postpartum depression.

Listen and Learn:

  • Rate of mood disorders in fathers compared to mothers
  • Changes in hormone levels of the father or partner
  • When Dad’s mood disorders most commonly occur
  • Dads matter! What dads/partners uniquely offer that enhances baby’s development

Resources & Mentions:

Resources to share with families

Check out our previous InCast episode with Gabrielle about Maternal PMAD

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