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
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