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Books to Help Support the Postpartum Transition

Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box: Cut Yourself Some Slack (and Still Raise Great Kids) in the Age of Extreme Parenting, by Anne L. Dunnewold, PhD


The Fourth Trimester, by Kimberly Ann Johnson

Therapy and the Postpartum Woman: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek their Help, by Karen Kleiman


Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood, by Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression, by Karen R. Kleiman and Valerie Davis Raskin M.D.

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions, by Pamela S. Wiegartz (Author), Kevin L. Gyoerkoe (Author), Laura J. Miller (Foreword)

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression, by Karen Kleiman

Life After Birth, by Kate Figes

The Birth of a Mother, by Daniel Stern

All Joy and No Fun, by Jennifer Senior


Beyond the Blues, by Bennett & Indman


Books to Support Loss

About What Was Lost, Jessica Berger Gross (editor)


Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy, by Pam Vredevelt

Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief, by Joanne Cacciatore...

Books to Help Support Personal and Spiritual Growth

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, by Tara Brach


There Is Nothing Wrong With You: Going Beyond Self-Hate, by Cheri Huber


When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chodron

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

Where to Draw the Line, by Anne Katherine


Books to Help Support Couples

You Are the One You've Been Waiting For, by Richard Schwartz

Books on the Subject of Motherhood

The Emotionally Absent Mother, by Jasmin Lee Cori

The Mask of Motherhood, by Susan Maushart

For Care Providers


  • People rely on you for attention, wisdom and kindness.

  • You metabolize fear and stress for vulnerable people.

  • Your job is to fix things.

  • You have the honor of helping people in critical moments...and the responsibility can feel immense.

  • Do you need support?