While searching around for dads and postpartum depression, I came across this study from Birth (Sept. 2000) which looks at how men approach prenatal classes and how the classes, in turn, affect their perspective on the kid's birth and afterwards.
From what I can tell, if you're a "high blunter," or avoider, classes, birth, and a child are more likely to freak you out a bit. And a Caesarean will freak you out more.
Somehow, I have a hard time accepting the researchers' implied conclusion: some dads react negatively to childbirth after attending classes, [so maybe they should skip the classes?]
How about, [so maybe they should design some damn classes to address the concerns, styles, and needs of dads?]