Super Parenting Takes Toll on New Moms and Dads

New research shows both new moms and dads can suffer depression and anxiety … even post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems right before and after a newborn arrives.

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For decades mental health experts have warned about the dangers of post-partem depression in new mothers, now new research at The University of Kansas has found that pressures to be so-called “super-parents” can lead to mental health conditions in new moms and also dads. KU sociology doctoral candidate Carrie Wendel-Hummell explains her research and what she found.