New dads suffering depression after baby’s birth struggle to find regional support

One in 10 Australian fathers are struggling with depression following the birth of their baby and a lack of specialist regional services is making the condition even more challenging. Anthony (not his real name) and his partner spent a significant amount of time trying to conceive with IVF but halfway through the pregnancy, the father-to-be was hit by crippling anxiety. The 38-year-old Victorian spent hours a day dry retching and …

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