Sad dads might have affect their kids earlier than previously thought.
Seen in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a group of Norwegian doctors found that a father’s stress and depression during his partner’s pregnancy is a possible predictor for future emotional, behavioral, and social problems in his child.
Did you know that adoptive fathers can get postpartum too?
Only a couple of years ago, biological dads were saying “you know, I think I have postpartum,” and mothers were all like, “oh c’mon, Reggie, just let us have one thing, would you?”
Assuming of course that your name is Reggie, which according to our website stats – it is!
If someone were to tell you that depressed parents make depressed kids, you’d think it’s more or less obvious. But fleshing out the reasons a kid turns out depressed makes things more complicated. In the past, mothers had been analyzed – but now science is looking toward fathers as well. Ya know, because in my experience, at least, it takes two to tango.
CNN reports about Michael Weitzman, a professor of pediatric medicine at New York University, and head honcho on a study that declares that it’s about time we look at fathers. Weitzman says that not only do fathers matter, but they matter “a lot.” Awww shucks – thanks Mikey!
Okay, not really “suck out,” but it got you to read the article, didn’t it?
The story starts last Monday, when 37 year old George Kamau killed himself. His widow, Victoria Chege, in lieu of planning a funeral, planned an excavation, and was granted permission by a judge to have Kamau’s sperm extracted for the purpose of inseminating her friend-and-appointed-surrogate, ensuring that “his legacy may continue.” No one seems to know why Chege is using a surrogate, or if she’ll even be using her own eggs.
There’s a million reasons why this is logically and ethically wrong.