Pregnancy & Postpartum Resources

The Relationship CentrePregnancy & Postpartum can be a difficult time. If may help you to read the wisdom of others who have had similar experiences. Our team at The Relationship Centre have compiled a list of their favourite and insightful books dealing with Pregnancy & Postpartum Issues. It is our hope that you will find yourself between these pages while gathering nuggets of wisdom to help you on your journey to heal and grow.

Postpartum Anxiety

The Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions

Pamela S. Wiegartz & Kevin L. Gyoerkoe

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts

A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers

 Karen Kleiman

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts In Motherhood

 Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel

Postpartum Depression & Mood Disorders

A Deeper Shade of Blue

A Woman’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years

Dr. Ruta Nonacs

Beyond the Blues

A Guide to Understanding and Treating
Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

 Shoshana Bennet & Pec Indman

This Isn't What I Expected

Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman & Valerie Raskin

What Am I Thinking

Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman

Postpartum Depression for Dummies

 A Reference for the Rest of Us

Shoshana S. Bennett

Understanding Postpartum Psychosis

A Temporary Madness

Teresa M. Twomey

When Baby Brings the Blues

Solutions for Postpartum Depression

Dr. Ariel Dalfen

Down Came the Rain

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

 Brooke Shields

The Mother-To-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book

 Real Stories from Women Who Lived Through It and Recovered

Sandra Poulin

Pregnancy & Emotions

Pregnancy Blues

What Every Woman Needs to Know About
Depression During Pregnancy

Shaila Kulkarni Misri, MD

Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting

Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness – Before, During, and After Pregnancy

 Lucy J. Puryear, MD

General – Women’s Emotions

Women's Moods

What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones,
the Brain and Emotional Health

Deborah Sichel & Jeanne Watson Driscoll

When Words Are Not Enough

The Women’s Prescription for
Depression and Anxiety

Valerie Davis Raskin, MD

Living With Depression

Why Biology and Biography Matter along the
Path to Hope and Healing

 Deborah Serani

For Fathers

The Postpartum Husband

Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman, MSW

For Couples

Tokens of Affection

Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel

Babyproofing Your Marriage

How to Laugh More and Argue Less as Your Family Grows

Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O’Neill
with Julia Stone

Hold Me Tight

Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

 Dr. Sue Johnson


Medication and Mother's Milk

A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology

Thomas W. Hale, Ph.D.

Loss & Bereavement

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart

Surviving the Death of Your Baby

Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D.

Bearing the Unbearable

Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief

Joanne Cacciatore & Jeffrey Rubin