The Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Workbook
My colleague, Dr. Beth Berger and I set out to write the book that we needed for our pregnant and postpartum clients: an easily digestible book that was full of tangible skills to help them navigate all the mood changes they might experience when becoming a parent. While we found there were so many wonderful books out there that addressed Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, there weren’t any that talked about the full spectrum of emotions one might face during pregnancy AND the postpartum period, and did so in a way that would be easy to read with a tired, sleep deprived new parent’s poor attention span.
Our book helps you understand what you’re feeling, and build skills to manage your changing moods. There are chapters to address your relationships, help your partner, and learn communication skills to manage some the challenging changes to these relationships since becoming a parent. I love our chapters on self care, bonding, and how parenting a baby with a medical issue may have an additional impact on your changing mental health – we explore all from a space of support and no-judgement. And finally there’s a helpful chapter for those thinking about conceiving again and struggling with this decision after experiencing perinatal mood changes.
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Workbook is chock full of resources, tangible skills, activities and support. We are so proud of our book, and hope it helps you, or someone you know.