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14/01/2013 at 01:25
Hi could anyone tell me if their husbands went through a patch of depression/anxiety in the run up to birth. My daughter is 36 weeks pregnant and her hubby is showing all the classic signs, I am worried that this is going to spoil what should be a time for them to look forward and have a last few weeks as a couple. Has anyone else had such experiences?
14/01/2013 at 10:43
14/01/2013 at 10:57
Yes it does happen. My husband worried like mad both times - 1st time around it was that my attention would be devoted to baby & he wouldn't get a look-in, 2nd time around it was how long the labour/birth would take & who would look after our eldest whilst we were at the hospital.
Try gently reassuring both of them that they have the love and support that they need, that they are allowed to ask for help (having a new baby is tiring) and that they don't have to do this alone. Things are going to change with a baby around but, with a little help from friends/family, they can choose how much they change.
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