Best Postpartum Depression Books
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1. Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition
Author: by Lily Nichols
Prenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation.
Author and specialist in prenatal nutrition, Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, has taken a long and hard look at the science and discovered a wide gap between current prenatal nutrition recommendations and what foods are required for optimal health in pregnancy and for your baby’s development.
There has never been a more comprehensive and well-referenced resource on prenatal nutrition. With Real Food for Pregnancy as your guide, you can be confident that your food and lifestyle choices support a smooth, healthy pregnancy.
2. The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
Author: by Heng Ou
Harry N. Abrams
The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou’s own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of confinement, in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth.
As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely bounce back after delivering their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifelinea source of connection, nourishment, and guidance.
The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the postpartum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth.
3. The Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions
Author: by Penny Simkin
Harvard Common Press
Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, partners, friends, relatives, and doulas have relied on Penny Simkin’s guidance in caring for the new mother, from her last trimester through the early postpartum period. Now fully revised in its fifth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide to helping a woman through labor and birth, and the essential manual to have at hand during the event.
The Birth Partner includes thorough information on:Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begunNormal labor and how to help the woman every step of the wayEpidurals and other medications for laborPitocin and other means, including natural ones, to induce or speed up laborNon-drug techniques for easing labor painCesarean birth and complications that may require itBreastfeeding and newborn careand much more For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable.
4. Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers
Author: by Karen Kleiman
Over 90 percent of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves.What if I drop him? What if I snap and hurt my baby? Mothering is so hard. I don’t know if I really want to do this anymore.
Gosh, I’m so terrible for thinking that! Yet for too many mothers, those thoughts remain secret, hidden away in shame that make you feel even worse. But here’s the good news: you CAN feel better! Author Karen Kleiman, coauthor of the seminal book This Isn’t What I Expected and founder of the acclaimed Postpartum Stress Center, comes to the aid of new mothers everywhere with a groundbreaking new source of hope, compassion, and expert help.
Good Mothers Have Scary Thoughts is packed with world-class guidance, simple exercises, and nearly 50 stigma-busting cartoons from the viral #speakthesecret campaign that help new moms validate their feelings, share their fears, and start feeling better. Lighthearted yet serious, warm yet not sugary, and perfectly portioned for busy moms with full plates, Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts is the go-to resource for moms, partners, and families everywhere who need help with this difficult period.
5. Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood and Trusting Yourself and Your Body (Pregnancy Books, Mom to Be Gifts, Newborn Books, Birthing Books)
Author: by Erica Chidi
“What a gift to new and expecting moms. You have no idea the mountain and rollercoaster you’re about to embark on, but Nurture somehow gives you a peek in and gives you essential information to help ground you.” Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and One PotatoA comprehensive and judgement-free pregnancy companion: Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach.
Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. Nurture covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to the baby’s first weeks. Includes supportive self-care and mindfulness exercises, trimester-specific holistic remedies, nourishing foods and recipes for every month of pregnancy, and expert tips for every birth environment.
More than 40 charming and helpful illustrations, charts, and lists can be found throughout. Covers dozens of important topics that every modern mom needs to know including fetal development, making choices for a hospital, home or birth center birth, the basics of breastfeeding, tips on what to expect postpartum, and more.
6. The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality
Author: by Kimberly Ann Johnson
A guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels. This holistic guide offers practical advice to support women through postpartum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levelsand provides women with a roadmap to this very important transition that can last from a few months to a few years.
Kimberly Ann Johnson draws from her vast professional experience as a doula, postpartum consultant, yoga teacher, body worker, and women’s health care advocate, and from the healing traditions of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbalismas well as her own personal experienceto cover how you can prepare your body for birth; how you can organize yourself and your household for the best possible transition to motherhood; simple practices and home remedies to facilitate healing and restore energy; how to strengthen relationships and aid the return to sex; learning to exercise safely postpartum; carrying your baby with comfort; exploring the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise postpartum; and much more.
7. The Shit No One Tells You About Pregnancy: A Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Beyond
Author: by Dawn Dais
The fourth book in Dawn Dais’s popular Sh! T No One Tells You series offers “been there, freaked out about that” advice for expectant parents The fourth title in Dawn Dais’s popular parenting series, The Sh! T No One Tells You About Pregnancy is quite possibly the funniest, and most heartfelt, yet.
After all, pregnancy is not all about scanning Pinterest for baby shower themes and registering for ironic onesies, and sometimes the less flattering aspects of gestation have a way of dimming a bit of that so-called pregnancy glow.Not to worry!
Dawn is here, ready to shepherd you through the experience of one human body taking on the task of growing another human body. (Spoiler alert: It ain’t always pretty. Dawn covers it all, sharing expert lists, tips, warnings, and even a series of Parent-Training Workouts designed to increase readers’ tolerance to the various indignities of parenthood, like peeing with an audience and surviving an afternoon in Chuck E.Cheese.The Sh!
T No One Tells You About Pregnancy is a must-have guide for expectant moms (and their partners! Who are looking for some counsel, comedy, and camaraderie during their ultimate countdown to parenthood.
8. Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time
Author: by Alex Korb
New Harbinger Publications
Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better.
Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life. Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, this book offers an engaging and informative look at the neuroscience behind our emotions, thoughts, and actions.
The truth is that there isn’t one big solution to depression, but there are numerous simple steps you can take to alter brain activity and chemistry. Some are as easy as relaxing certain muscles to reduce anxiety, or getting more sunlight to improve your mood.
Small steps in the right direction can have profound effectsgiving you the power to become your best self as you literally reshape your brain, one small change at a time.
9. Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anixety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obessions, and Compulsions (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Author: by Pamela S. Wiegartz
New Harbinger Publications
“How I wish I’d had this book when I suffered from postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder! Pregnant and postpartum moms need to know that perinatal anxiety disorders are common and treatable, and that there’s no need to continue suffering.” Katherine Stone, editor of Postpartum ProgressWhat if my baby isn’t healthy?
What if I can’t handle the pain of labor? What if I’m not a good mother? If you have these thoughts, you’re not alone. Anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum is much more common than many people know, and yet there are so few resources available to struggling new moms.
If you’re one of many women suffering from this treatable condition, The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook offers powerful strategies grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you control your worry, panic, and anxiety. Through a series of simple exercises and worksheets, you’ll learn skills for relaxing yourself when you feel the most stressed.
You’ll also learn strategies that are proven-effective in reducing the frequency and intensity of anxious feelings many pregnant women and mothers of infants face. The book also includes a chapter that offers tips to help fathers understand and support their partners.
10. The Anxiety and Depression Workbook: Simple, Effective CBT Techniques to Manage Moods and Feel Better Now
Author: by Michael A. Tompkins PhD ABPP
New Harbinger Publications
Don’t let anxiety and depression keep you from living life to the fullest. If you suffer from co-occurring anxiety and depression, you may experience an overwhelming urge to avoid difficult emotions and emotional experiences. The last thing you want to do is kick the hornet’s nest you carry around with you.
However, the latest research in psychology emphasizes the importance of approachingrather than avoidingyour emotions. Avoiding emotions works in the short term, but in the long term it only teaches you to believe you can’t handle your feelings. What you need is a solid set of tools that will allow you to feel a full range of emotions with confidence.
This book will provide just the tool set you require. In this workbook, psychologist Michael Tompkins offers evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help you target and tear down the emotional avoidance barriers that drive your anxiety and depression. By engaging with the emotions you’ve been seeking to avoid, you’ll learn, I can handle this feeling.
11. Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
Author: by Angela Garbes
A candid, feminist, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhoodLike most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. What exactly is a placenta and how does it function? How does a body go into labor?Why is breast best?
Is wine totally off-limits? But as she soon discovered, it’s not easy to find satisfying answers. Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment.
To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes that surround motherhood to find answers to questions that had only previously been given in the form of advice about what women ought to dorather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves.
12. The Postpartum Depression Workbook: Strategies to Overcome Negative Thoughts, Calm Stress, and Improve Your Mood
Author: by Abigail Burd LCSW PMH-C
Powerful strategies and compassionate support for overcoming postpartum depression Becoming a parent is a huge transition. For some, the mood swings, the pressures, and the anxiety can be intense and overwhelming. One in five women will develop postpartum depression (PPD) after pregnancyso if you’re struggling with PPD, know you’re not alone.
This depression workbook is designed to help you navigate the transition to becoming the healthy and happy parent you want to be. This depression workbook is here to guide you on your journey, providing supportive strategies and tools grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)proven to help you understand, cope with, and reduce your PPD symptoms.
Discover common signs of PPD, what it is, and what you can do about it. Explore your thoughts, feelings, and relationships, plus self-care practices through a variety of practical and insightful exercises in this depression workbook. This depression workbook includes: Primer on PPDDiscover if you might have PPD, take a look at common causes and risk factors, and see how PPD can impact your partner.
13. Birth Without Fear: The Judgment-Free Guide to Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
Author: by January Harshe
An inclusive, non-judgmental, and empowering guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum life that puts mothersfirst, offering straightforward guidance on all the options and issues that matter most to them (and their partners) when preparing for a baby. In Birth Without Fear, January Harshe-founder of the global online community Birth Without Fear-delivers an honest, positive, and passionate message of empowerment surrounding everything that involves having a baby.
It’s a guide that fills in the considerable cracks in the information available to women and families when they’re preparing to welcome a child-covering care provider choices, medical freedom, birth options, breastfeeding, intimacy, postpartum depression, and much more. Birth Without Fear shows moms, dads, partners, and families how to choose the best provider for them, how to trust in themselves and the birth process, and how to seek the necessary help after the baby has arrived.
In addition, it will educate them about their rights-and how to use their voice to exercise them-as well as how to cope with the messy postpartum feelings many people aren’t willing to talk about. Unlike other pregnancy books, Birth Without Fear will also help partners understand what mothers are going through, as well as discuss the challenges that they, too, will face-and how they can navigate them.
14. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets: Treating Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Mood-Related Conditions
Author: by Dr. Marilyn Luber PhD
EMDR Therapy is a psychotherapy approach based on standard procedures and protocols. This book is an important resource that focuses on applying EMDR Therapy to anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and mood-related conditions using EMDR Therapy’s standard procedures and protocols as its template.
The scripts distill the essence of the Standard EMDR Protocols and reinforce the specific parts, sequence, and language used to create an effective outcome. Also, it illustrates how clinicians are using this framework to work with a variety of conditions while maintaining the integrity of the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model.
Edited by a leading EMDR scholar and practitioner, it delivers step-by-step protocols that enable beginning practitioners as well as seasoned EMDR clinicians, trainers, and consultants to enhance their expertise more quickly when treating clients or groups of clients with these conditions.
These chapters reflect the expertise of EMDR clinicians treating anxiety disorders including specific phobia, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorders including body dysmorphic disorder, olfactory reference syndrome, and hoarding behaviors; and mood disorders including bipolar disorder, major depression, and postpartum depression.
15. Between the Hips: A Practical Guide for Women
Author: by Dr. Megan Rorabeck
Have you ever wondered if your bladder and bowel habits are really normal? Did you know that pelvic pain is quite treatable? Would you like to learn how to achieve phenomenal orgasms? Most women have never been taught this paramount information, so they were left feeling hopeless…Until now!
Between the Hips offers the solutions you’ve been missing. In this compassionate and personal illustrated guide, Dr. Megan Rorabeck crushes common pelvic health myths from adolescence to elderhood, and she offers practical solutions to make sure you get the help and relief you truly need and deserve.
An annotated outline for this guide includes: Introduction: Gone are the days when women had to accept their pelvic health symptoms as normal just because they had a baby, got older, or were plagued with female trouble. With this book, there will be no more taboos or secrets about their bodiesonly solutions.
The Pelvic Girdle: This anatomy lesson is unlike any other; you will finally feel in-the-know about your lady bits. When Your Pelvic Support System Fails: Learn the lowdown of what could be hanging low down there with pelvic organ prolapse and just what to do about it.
16. Abundant as a Motha': Your All-Inclusive Guide To Living Your Most Abundant Life, Reclaiming Your Confidence & Getting Out Of Your Own Damn Way
Author: by Ashley Butler
From a Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt & an internationally recognized Abundance Mindset Master for women in all stages of motherhood ~ Ashley ButlerWelcome to Your Exhale Moment. Let’s cut through the noise from the news, social media, reality tv, and your well-meaning friends.
Let’s release the to-do lists, the obligations, the not good enoughs,” the never enough times, and everything else that isn’t enabling the life you want to live. You already know that you’re an expert juggler. I mean, just look at all those balls you have up in the air at any given time.
You make the chaos look easy to handle. But hasn’t it gotten a little exhausting? Some days you feel like you’re just going through the motions. But even despite the endless to-do lists and goals that keep getting pushed back to another day, something inside you calls for more.
You’re smart and hard-working, but time (your most valuable resource) is passing by so quickly. This is your chance to learn how to hit pause and enjoy it. Imagine a future where you have-started saying no’ to anything that doesn’t serve you-taken consistent actions to upgrade your life-invested in only the things that align with your purpose-become your most authentic (and happiest) selfAshley is here to show you how to stop hustling your way into Burnout Land and instead ease into a life that’s abundant in time, energy, and money by being the best version of yourself, reclaiming your confidence, and getting out of your own damn way.