Postpartum Support (PMAD and more)

A resource list for supporting mothers as they struggle with perinatal mood and anxiety (PMAD), including postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, and all adjustment challenges to the arrival of their child and role as mother.

  • The Pregnant Women’s Comfort Book: A Self-Nurturing Guide to Your Emotional Well-Being During Pregnancy and Early Motherhood by Jennifer Louden
  • Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood by Karen Kleiman
  • Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feeling & Needs After Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide by Sally Placksin
  • The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book by Sandra Poulin
  • Reclaim The Joy of Motherhood by Pamela Zimmer
  • Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives by Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
  • What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman
  • Struck by Living: From Depression to Hope by Julie Hersh
  • This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman
  • Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by Linda Sebastian
  • Tokens of Affections: Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman
  • Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution by Andrienne Rich
  • The Year After Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
  • Mama Tried: Dispatches from the Seamy Underbelly of Modern Parenting by Emily Flake
  • What Mothers Do: Especially When It Looks Like Nothing by Naomi Stadlen
  • The Milk of Female Kindness: An Anthology of Honest Motherhood by Kasia James
  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer by Harvey Karp
  • Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year by Anne Lamott
  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla Kabat-Zinn
  • Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne
  • 50 Things to Know About Surviving the First Year of Parenthood: Simple Advice for New Parents by Lisa Rusczyk
  • After Birth by Elisa Albert