@theretreatyork5 July 2020
Happy 72nd birthday to our incredible @NHSEngland 📸 and a huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers that have worked selflessly during unprecedented time 👏👏 #clapforNHS #NHSBirthday #NHSheroes https://t.co/eammu5BrTc
I have a number of friends who has lost their father’s and for some people it might be the first Father’s Day without them. This can be a tough time as some people might not have had the chance to tell there father’s how much they meant to them or they were the person they always turned to in times of support
For those who have lost a child a day devoted to Father’s can magnify the loss
For some people they have no memory of a father figure or someone to call dad and this can be incredibly difficult.
This experience can be incredibly exciting but just as terrifying for men as it is women.
Emotions and experiences can vary dramatically during childbirth and some fathers report euphoria while others report fear and agony.
However, if these symptoms persist or start later then this could be a sign of postanal depression (9%-21%);
Lack of motivation, energy, interest in things, bonding with baby.
(shine spot light on men too) Similar to mothers most fathers have “daddy blues” and experience similar feelings to woman and go within a week. In men this is referred to as paternal postnatal depression (PPND) and estimates suggest around 25% of men suffer from the associated symptoms but only around 10% of cases are recorded