Helpful Websites and Books
This isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
By: Karen Kleinman
A guide to self-help and professional treatment of Postpartum Depression – one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed mental illnesses. The author debunks myths around PPD and provides compassionate support and solid advice for women with PPD.
Beyond the Blues
By: Shoshana Bennett
This book contains information on the risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders in pregnancy and postpartum. Straightforward yet compassionate, it is required reading for all who work with pregnant and postpartum women, as well as those who are suffering from mood disorders during pregnancy and after the birth of a child.
It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown and a Much Needed Margarita
By: Heather Armstrong
A brave, cautionary tale about crossing over that line to the other side (the parenting side), where everything changes and it only gets worse. But most of all it’s a celebration of a love so big it can break your heart into a million pieces. Heather tells, with trademark wit, the heartfelt, unrelentingly honest story of her battle with postpartum depression and all the other minor details of pregnancy and motherhood that no one cares to mention.
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain
By: Sharon Begley
The Brain that Changes Itself
By: Norman Doidge, M.D.