Pregnancy & Postpartum Mental Health Books, Podcasts, Support Groups

Two quick things I want to say as I start this post. One, every mother has a deep well of wisdom within her. So much of what being a mother is, is not able to be found via “more information”. We often learn best when we are shown, when we learn “in relationship” with others. Please seek out this type of learning.

Second, this is not a complete list! Just some of the great resources I find myself recommending often.

Books:

Newborn Mother by Julia Jones (Also a Great Podcast!)

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Beyond the Blues

When Postpartum Packs a Punch

The Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Workbook for PTSD

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression

And Baby Makes Three by Drs. Gottman (Gottmans Also Have a Podcast)

Websites:

Postpartum Support International www.postpartum.net

National Women’s Health Information Center www.womenshealth.gov

Hotlines:

Postpartum Support International 1 800 944 4PPD (4773)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 800 273 TALK (8255)

Groups:

MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers

LaLeche League

Meetup.com has multiple mom groups depending on your area

Wishing you great mental health, Jenny Schermerhorn. Licensed Mental Health Therapist. Specializing in the Journey and Transition To Motherhood.

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