‘Childbirth can be traumatic for fathers. Will nobody spare us a thought? So reads the headline of a piece in The UK Times written by Matt Rudd reflecting on his own experience. On the surface, it’s a concept that may make many people especially women wince but is there truth to it?
Can childbirth be traumatic for fathers, and if so, are men afraid to talk about it? To chat about this further Shane spoke to Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin.