How are the kids?
Dads, babies and kids
Perinatal anxiety and depression does not only affect the person experiencing it, but also affects the person’s partner, baby and older children.
Many mums and dads living with perinatal anxiety and depression are able to protect their children from the everyday details of how they are struggling and there can be minimal obvious impact seen with these children. But for some mums or dads who are struggling with perinatal anxiety and depression and the related symptoms such as feeling sad or anxious, their parenting and their relationship with their kids can understandably suffer and feel less than ideal to them on the really bad days. We know that perinatal anxiety and depression affects everyone differently and we also know that the sooner you seek help the better the outcome for the family.