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Including Fathers and Partners to Support Perinatal Mental Health and Marriages

by Elly Taylor, ILPS
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Birth & Beyond 2020

"The “transition” into parenthood is supposed to be a time of joy, love and wonder, and yet research paints a very different picture: currently 1 in 3 mothers and 1 in 5 fathers suffer from anxiety or depression during the perinatal period. You might also be shocked to know that 92% of couples report increased conflict and 67% a decline in relationship satisfaction in the first few years of family.
And referring to parenthood as a “transition” is misleading – there are, in fact, multiple transitions for couples to navigate.
Including fathers or partners in pregnancy, birth and the multiple transitions of early parenthood helps to reduce both mothers' and fathers' risks for anxiety, depression and relationship problems and supports both parents' mental, emotional and relationship health, so the whole family can thrive. In this presentation, practitioners will learn simple and easy ways to include fathers and partners, even if they’re not in the room, and discover how small things can make a big difference to a family’s future.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain how common PMH and relationship issues are.

2. List three major life transitions that impact both mothers’ and fathers’ mental health and marriages.

3. List three ways to include fathers and partners in prenatal preparation and postpartum support.
Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 12.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks