Fathers also experience hormonal changes, ‘baby blues’ and the ticking of a ‘biological clock’

Fathers are also ‘biologically wired’ to care for their children, and experience the ticking of the ‘biological clock’. (Credit: http://www.blogmagazine.org)

As father’s day approaches, it is interesting to see what the scientific evidence is telling us about fathers and babies, and fathers raising children.

The rapid hormonal changes after a baby is born, and the ticking of a ‘biological clock’ are things that have been traditionally associated with women.

However, science is showing that men also undergo huge hormonal changes after a child is born, to make them more suited to nurturing; are more prone to depression after a baby is born; and have far greater difficulty making babies as they age.

This was the topic up for discussion on The Morning Show with Declan Meehan.

LISTEN: Interview with Declan Meehan

Broadcast on East Coast FM on 14th June 2012