UBC Graduate Research

Postpartum Mental Health of New Fathers and Recommendations for Nurse Practitioner Led, Father Focused Post-Natal Programs Kumar, Sheena


Transitioning into fatherhood can cause mental health issues such as post-partum depression (PPD). Paternal PPD not only affects the individual, but their relationships with partners and children as well. This scoping review explores paternal PPD, the experience of new fathers during the post-natal period, fathers’ knowledge gaps and learning preferences; post-natal and men’s health programs are also identified. Findings drawn from this review inform recommendations for postnatal programs to improve the inclusion of new fathers amid describing how NPs can promote men’s health in the postpartum period. To complete the requirements of the culminating project, this scoping review has been developed into a manuscript for submission for publication.

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