-How to Make a New Mother Happy
Uzzi Reiss, M.D., Ob/Gyn & Yfat M. Reiss
**This is my number one favourite book for help with PPD. It takes a more holistic approach to dealing with various issues Moms have during the postpartum period including PPD.
-The Mood Cure
Julia Ross, M.A.
**This book was originally recommended to me by Megan Lalonde. It discusses in great detail how we can rediscover our emotional well-being naturally through healthy eating and supplements.
-The Mother of All Pregnancy Books
**I enjoyed reading this book during my last two pregnancies and found it full of lots of really great information. I believe the more informed we are, the more prepared we are for whatever comes our way.
-What to Expect When You're Expecting
Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff & Sandee E. Hathaway, B.S.N.
**An oldie but a goodie! Like my previous suggestion this book is full of lots of little tidbits that help an expecting Mom to be prepared for what is ahead. I believe being prepared greatly reduces the chances of PPD settling in.
-The Yummy Mummy Manifesto
**Ok this one does not offer a lot of help or information where PPD is concerned but it is very enjoyable to read and down-right funny in a lot of places bringing about some of those great belly laughs we all need when we are feeling down!
-PPD for Dummies
Shoshala S Bennett Ph.D.
Debra Sichel & Jeanne Dristol
-Postpartum Survival Guide
Anne Dunnewold & Diane Sanford
-Postpartum Depression & Anxiety - A self help guide for Mothers
Pacific Postpartum Support Society
-Shouldn't I be Happy
Edmonton Book Release Spring 2012
Moms Gone Mad: Motherhood and Madness, Opression and Resistence
Edited by Dr. Gina Wong, Edmonton Psychologist
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Saskatchewan Book Release
The Smiling Mask: Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood Book & DVD
Written by Carla O'Reilly, Elita Paterson & Tania Bird
These three amazing women co-authored this book, produced a documentary of the same name and created a website to back it all up. All of these things are transforming the lives of women and families around the world. As awareness advocates they have shared their personal experiences with the medical community as well as the general public. Together they team in a powerful healing force full of honesty, humour and empathy that will attract you to understand the human condition of mental illness. Their book was nominated for the Readers' Choice award at the 2009 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Their latest accomplishment is winning the Circle of Friends category at the YWCA Women of Distinction Gala.
New York Book Release 2011
Nobody Told Me... My Battle with Postartum Deression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Written by Wendy Isnardi
Forthcoming Book provides women with an insightful view of the memoirs of a woman suffereing from postpartum depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Hardcover $27.99 USD Softcover $16.99 USD
Nobody Told Me is a memoir written by a woman spoken in a candid and eloquent manner. This book will provoke your mind into a world rarely ever spoken about, a world found after childbirth and deep within a battle inside a woman’s mind. This book will make you laugh and make you cry. It ultimately lets you know you are not alone, you are not the only one and that with help and support your life can turn around into the beautiful experience that being a mother should be.
Katherine Stone, of Postpartum Progress quotes, “Nobody told me either! I hope more and more mothers will add their voices, like Wendy, to the growing chorus of moms who say ‘nobody told me,’ until we become so loud that the world will wake up and start doing all that is necessary to educate and help new mothers.”
Wendy Isnardi has been a volunteer with the Postpartum Resource Center of New York since the birth of her first child in 2002. She has had extensive training in supporting those in need as well as numerous speaking engagements. She has been spotlighted as a guest on The Paula Zahn Show, CNN and contributed to several publications including Self Magazine 2006 “Will I Hurt The Baby?”.
Isnardi believes that Postpartum Depression should be a natural part of the educational process, not an afterthought. All women should be given the knowledge that is needed in order to confront this ordeal directly, before it is too late. No woman in this world should have to say the words ‘Nobody Told Me’ when it comes to Postpartum Depression or mood disorders following childbirth.
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