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Down Came the Rain
Brooke Shields
1401382274
May 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1980, when she was 15, Shields starred in The Blue Lagoon. In the movie, her character accidentally becomes pregnant, and when her son is born, he intuitively finds his way to her breast as Shields looks on with love and contentment. The irony of this scene isn't lost on the grown-up Shields, who not only did not become pregnant accidentally—numerous IVF cycles and a miscarriage preceded the 2003 birth of her daughter—but suffered a devastating aftermath to that birth. "I was in a bizarre state of mind," Shields describes, "experiencing feelings that ranged from embarrassment to stoicism to melancholy to shock, practically at once. I didn't feel at all joyful." Shields assumed she'd bounce back in a few days, after resting from her difficult labor. Instead, her feelings intensified: "This was...


Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
Brooke Shields
1401301894
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1980, when she was 15, Shields starred in The Blue Lagoon. In the movie, her character accidentally becomes pregnant, and when her son is born, he intuitively finds his way to her breast as Shields looks on with love and contentment. The irony of this scene isn't lost on the grown-up Shields, who not only did not become pregnant accidentally—numerous IVF cycles and a miscarriage preceded the 2003 birth of her daughter—but suffered a devastating aftermath to that birth. "I was in a bizarre state of mind," Shields describes, "experiencing feelings that ranged from embarrassment to stoicism to melancholy to shock, practically at once. I didn't feel at all joyful." Shields assumed she'd bounce back in a few days, after resting from her difficult labor. Instead, her feelings intensified: "This was...


Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
Brooke Shields
1401308465
May 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1980, when she was 15, Shields starred in The Blue Lagoon. In the movie, her character accidentally becomes pregnant, and when her son is born, he intuitively finds his way to her breast as Shields looks on with love and contentment. The irony of this scene isn't lost on the grown-up Shields, who not only did not become pregnant accidentally—numerous IVF cycles and a miscarriage preceded the 2003 birth of her daughter—but suffered a devastating aftermath to that birth. "I was in a bizarre state of mind," Shields describes, "experiencing feelings that ranged from embarrassment to stoicism to melancholy to shock, practically at once. I didn't feel at all joyful." Shields assumed she'd bounce back in a few days, after resting from her difficult labor. Instead, her feelings intensified: "This was...


Depression After Childbirth
Katharina Dalton
0192632779
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Pocket-sized consumer guide to postnatal depression. Offers women and their partners a resource for recognizing, treating and preventing the condition. Explains postnatal depression as a hormonal, rather than psychological, problem. Contains new chapters on the role of the life partner, careers and motherhood, and psychological findings. Previous edition: c1996. Softcover.

Book Info
Pocket-sized consumer guide to postnatal depression. Offers women and their partners a resource for recognizing, treating and preventing the condition. Explains postnatal depression as a hormonal, rather than psychological, problem. Contains new chapters on the role of the life partner, careers and motherhood, and psychological findings. Previous edition: c1996. Softcover.


Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
Shoshana S. Bennett
0971712417
March 2003
Paperback
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Joyce A. Venis, R.N.C., President, Depression After Delivery, Inc.
"Refreshingly easy to read and understand. Informative, concise and truly user friendly. A valuable tool for clinicians and consumers alike."

Valerie Raskin MD, psychiatrist, author of This Isn't What I Expected.
"Succinct yet informative, a useful guide for the busy practitioner or overwhelmed mother."

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Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
Linda Sabastian
1886039348
June 1, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
...written by a psychiatric nurse with 25 years of experience...provides comprehensive guidance for recognizing and treating mood and anxiety problems that can be a natural part of the childbirth process.

Book Info
Comprehensive guide to recognizing and treating mood and anxiety problems that can be an unexpected part of giving birth. Topics covered: who is at risk, symptoms and causes, effects on the baby and family, why women are caught off guard, why health professionals are unprepared, options for treatment, and advice for families. For consumers.


Sleepless Days
Susan Kushner Resnick
0312272278
Feb 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Those who have dismissed postpartum depression as a minor condition will think again after reading this articulate and harrowing account. Resnick, a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, was plunged into an abyss of insomnia, anxiety, depression and suicidal fantasies several months after her son was born, in stark contrast to the happiness and competence she felt after the birth of her daughter three years before. Although the cause of PPD remains unclear, the timing and course of the symptoms are unambiguous. However, Resnick, like many of the other women who suffer with this illness, was misdiagnosed by a physician who told her she simply needed a vacation. For months, she hid the severity of her insomnia and mood swings from her supportive husband. Finally, stressed and exhausted,...


The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood: Wise and Witty Advice on Everything from Coping with Postpartum Mood Swings to Salvaging Your Sex Life to Fitting into That Favorite Pair of Jeans
Vicki Iovine
0399523308
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Just had a baby? Lie down, rest your weary womb, and muster up a rousing cheer! (Shh! Don't wake the baby!) Now, from the author of The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy, comes the book all new moms have been waiting for, whether they know it or not. Vicki Iovine talks turkey ... and stitches, and weight loss, and depression, and sex (trying it for the first time after labor and delivery? "Inebriate and Lubricate"). Vicki--yeah, I know I'm calling her by her first name but after reading this book you'll be on a first-name basis with her, too--is funny, informative, and utterly (udderly?) irreverent. New mothers have never had it so good.

From Library Journal
Iovine follows up her successful The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy (Pocket, 1995) with this breezy,...


Rock-A-By Baby
Verta Taylor
0415912911
Aug 1996
Hardcover
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Wendy Simonds, Signs
"succeeds beautifully....provides an intriguing look at group dynamics and gender politics."

Political Processes
"...a moving story grounded in women's experience of postpartum depression...links the personal and the political in rich sociological and feminist tradition."

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Rock-A-By Baby
Verta Taylor
041591292X
Aug 1996
Paperback
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Wendy Simonds, Signs
"succeeds beautifully....provides an intriguing look at group dynamics and gender politics."

Political Processes
"...a moving story grounded in women's experience of postpartum depression...links the personal and the political in rich sociological and feminist tradition." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Clinician's Guide
Cheryl Tatano Beck
0763716499
September 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Aims to stimulate creative thinking in the assessment process and treatment plan, with the overall goal of advancing the specialty area of mental health, psychiatry, and women's health.


Rebounding from Childbirth
Lynn Madsen
0897893484
July 30, 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
"Never mind what you've been through. The baby's here, he's healthy. That's the most important thing, isn't it?" Few women planning a pregnancy or anticipating childbirth would dispute that the safe birth of a healthy child is their primary concern. Even when this happy outcome is achieved, however, the process of childbirth itself can wreak havoc on a woman's emotional and physiological well-being--especially when unforeseen medical complications change the expected course of labor and delivery. Rebounding From Childbirth--the first book to focus exclusively on the mother's feelings about a difficult birth--shows how traumatic childbirth forces a woman to suddenly relinquish cherished hopes for her experience of actually becoming a mother. Amid the joys of a healthy baby, the mother's feelings of anger, grief, failure...


The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression
Karen R. Kleiman
0738836362
February 26, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This hands-on guide includes straightforward, supportive information and specific recommendations to help partners deal with the impact of depression after the birth of a baby.

About the Author
Karen Kleiman, MSW, Licensed, Clinical Social Worker and co-author of "This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression," (Bantam 1994) has been working with women and their families for over 20 years. A native of Saint Louis, MO., Karen has lived in the Philadelphia area since 1982 with her two children and her husband. After graduating in 1980 from the University of Illinois at Chicago with her Masters in Social Work, she began her practice as a psychotherapist, specializing in women's issues.


Mother-to-Mother: Postpartum Depression Support Book
Sandra Poulin
0425208087
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Real help, from women who've been there.

After she gave birth to a bouncing baby girl, Sandra Poulin felt like crying. And she did-for months. But they weren't happy tears-Sandra felt worthless, could hardly sleep, and had thoughts of death. Like too many mothers around the world, Sandra had no idea that this common but baffling condition had a name: postpartum depression.

What kind of mother, people wonder, could feel depressed after having been so richly blessed with a baby? The answer: every kind, women from all walks of life, from all over the world, young and old. And here, in a unique collection, are their stories of battles with PPD, with intimate details about the symptoms, the struggles, and the strategies that helped them emerge victorious.

Written by mothers, for mothers, this...


Behind the Smile
Marie Osmond
044667852X
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
While the famous Osmond smile beamed for the camera, no one, not even Marie, fully realized the emptiness that loomed behind the smile. Marie is not alone; more than one out of ten new mothers experiences post-partum de-pression (PPD) after childbirth. The mother of seven, Marie became increasingly depressed after the birth of her youngest child. One night, she got in her car, leaving her family and husband, and drove north-with no intention of returning until she felt she had resolved this crisis. After she went public with her own experiences with PPD on Oprah and Larry King Live, the response was overwhelming. Now, Marie shares the fear and darkness of the depression she overcame, and with the doctor who helped her through her ordeal, offers the methods she learned for treating PPD.

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Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings and Needs After Childbirth a Support and Resource Guide
Sally Placksin
1557043175
April 2000
Paperback
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Booklist
Thoroughly well-written and very much needed.

Ways of Caring, published by La Leche League International
Few works address the needs of the new mother during the first 12 months of her child's life. Mothering the New Mother is designed to fill that gap.

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Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood
Jenny McCarthy
052594883X
April 2005
Hardcover
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Publishers Weekly
McCarthy is undeniably crass but funny, and her candor and self-deprecation are refreshing

The Miami Herald
Frank and humourous.

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Postnatal Depression
Paula Nicholson
0471485276
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Review
"..It performs, in a womanlike fashion, the important job of depathologising postnatal sadness...this is the ideal.." (The Times, 3 December 2001)

"..this book should be a 'must read' for dads, grandparents, anyone in the caring profession and any women who is about to tackle the monumental task of becoming a mother." (www.familyonwards.com 14 February 2002)

"It recognises how things are today with families living far apart, and the ever increasing load a mother has to carry." (Young Minds Magazine, May/June 2002)

"...In the patients' library this book could be extremely useful..." (Family Practice, Vol.19, No. 4, 2002)

"…I would recommend this book to any pregnant woman,…Well done to the author!!…" (Forparentsbyparents.com, 28 March 2003)

"…I would like to end by...



This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
Karen R. Kleiman
0553370758
January 1994
Paperback
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Review
"A thorough description of postpartum emotional problems and their treatment can be found in a comprehensive new book....(It) includes a very valuable chapter on how husbands can help their wives when postpartum depression overcomes them."--Jane Brody

"At long last, mothers and families suffering postpartum depression have a book of hope."--Nancy Berchtold, founder and director, Depression After Delivery

Review
"A thorough description of postpartum emotional problems and their treatment can be found in a comprehensive new book....(It) includes a very valuable chapter on how husbands can help their wives when postpartum depression overcomes them."--Jane Brody

"At long last, mothers and families suffering postpartum depression have a book of...


What Am I Thinking Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression
Karen Kleiman
1413473474
March 30, 2005
Paperback
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Elizabeth Goldman, MD Clinical Associate, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania
"Kleiman's unflinching authority, emotional eloquence and skillful writing make this book a must." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Helena M. Bradford, Chm The Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation for Postpartum Depression Awareness
"What a precious gift to women who have suffered the agonies of postpartum depression. This new book gives them hope." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Treating Postnatal Depression
Milgrom
0471986453
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
When mothers feel depressed in the months after childbirth, their feelings have often been dismissed as understandable reactions to the stress of caring for a new baby, perhaps complicated by family and marital demands. Most mothers cope, with varying degrees of support and success, but for many the neglect and misunderstanding of postnatal emotional problems can lead to long-term difficulties, with implications for their families as well as for mental health services. This book provides an understanding of depression following childbirth which draws together current theories and a synthesis of key research with a framework for intervention. It provides a novel way of thinking about postnatal depression, and a treatment program which is based on this model. The clinical programs and interventions which are outlined...


Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Ina May Gaskin
0553381156
March 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Founding member and former president of the Midwives Alliance of North America and author of Spiritual Midwivery, Gaskin offers encouragement and practical advice in her upbeat and informative book on natural childbirth. Since the mid-1970s, Gaskin and the midwives in her practice on a Summertown, Tenn., commune known as "The Farm," have attended over 2,200 natural births. Gaskin, who learned the rudiments of her gentle birthing technique from the Mayans in Guatemala, has helped bring attention to the method's remarkably low rate of morbidity and medical intervention. Couples considering natural childbirth will get inspirational coaxing from more than a dozen first-person narratives shared by the author's clients. Gaskin decries what she sees as Western medicine's focus on pain during birth, arguing that natural...


Inconsolable : How I Threw My Mental Health Out With the Diapers
Marrit Ingman
1580051405
October 10, 2005
Paperback
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Austin-American Statesman, October 2, 2005
"...these chapters are beguiling -- they're like e-mails from your funniest, most caustic friend."

New York Newsday, Oct 3, 2005
"...takes the reader for a ride on the roller coaster of early parenthood, spouting ironic and often hilarious commentary."

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Mood and Anxiety Disorders during Pregnancy and Postpartum
Lee S. Cohen
1585622257
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Offers coverage concerning the range of issues of psychiatric relevance related to pregnancy and the postpartum period. Focuses on depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders. Also discusses pharmacologic therapy. Softcover. DNLM: Anxiety Disorders--Pregnancy.

About the Author
Lee S. Cohen, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program, Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Ruta M. Nonacs, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Associate Director, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program,...

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