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Recommended Reading

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The Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety Workbook:
Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions
by Keven Gyoerkoe and Pamela Wiegartz
Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts:
Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts In Motherhood
by Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel

Postpartum Depression & Mood Disorders

A Deeper Shade of Blue:
A Woman's Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years
by Dr. Ruta Nonacs
Beyond the Blues:
A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
by Shoshana Bennet, Ph.D.and Pec Indman, Ed.D.
This Isn't What I Expected:
Overcoming Postpartum Depression
by Karen Kleiman, MSW and Valerie Raskin, MD
What Am I Thinking:
Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression
by Karen Kleiman, MSW
Postpartum Depression for Dummies
by Dr. Shoshana Bennett
Understanding Postpartum Psychosis:
A Temporary Madness
by Teresa M. Twomey
When Baby Brings the Blues:
Solutions for Postpartum Depression
by Dr. Ariel Dalfen
Down Came the Rain:
My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
by Brooke Shields
The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book
by Sandra Poulin

Pregnancy & Mood

Pregnancy Blues:
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Depression During Pregnancy
by Shaila Kulkarni Misri, MD
Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting:
Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness - Before, During, and After Pregnancy
by Lucy Puryear

General - Women's Moods

Women's Moods, Women's Minds:
What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain and Emotional Health
by Deborah Sichel and Jeanne W. Driscoll
When Words Are Not Enough:
The Women's Prescription for Depression and Anxiety
by Valerie Davis Raskin, MD
Living with Depression:
Why Biology and Biography Matter along the Path to Hope and Healing
by Deborah Serani

For Fathers

The Postpartum Husband:
Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression
Karen Kleiman, MSW

For Couples

Tokens of Affection:
Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression
by Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel
Babyproofing Your Marriage:
How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows
by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, Julia Stone, Rosario Camacho-Koppel
Hold Me Tight:
Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
by Dr. Sue Johnson


Medication and Mother's Milk:
A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology
by Thomas Hale, Ph.D.

Loss & Bereavement

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart:
Surviving the Death of Your Baby
by Deborah L. Davis
Quinte Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group - Contact Michelle Stroud, 613-242-6780
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network -  email

Sleep Training

The Sleep Easy Solution:
The Exhausted Parent's Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep - from Birth to Age 5
by Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack

Helpful Websites

Information & Support for Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Postpartum Progress
Postpartum Men
Postpartum Support International
Women's Mental Health

Medication During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding


Crisis Support

Mental Health Helpline
Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention