Postpartum Health Resources
There are many fine books and Web sites available on the subject of postpartum
depression. Here are a few that we recommend.
Pregnancy is the perfect time for expectant parents to run through a "psychological dress rehearsal" of what life may be like once the baby is born. The Journey to Parenthood: Myths, Reality and What Really Matters answers questions and debunks some of the myths about the journey to parenthood, illustrating how idealistic expectations can clash with the stark realities of pregnancy and the postpartum period.
The Center for Postpartum Adjustment was founded in response to the needs of the new mother, father, and family. It is a private, multidisciplinary group with a comprehensive approach to treating postpartum depression.
www.postnataldepression.com is a UK website with general information about this condition. The site also gives details of a new video for both health professionals and parents (also available on CD) containing a series of journeys to recovery and suggested methods for diagnosis and treatment.
Pregnancy Sites is a general listing of pregnancy-related Web sites.
Families for Depression Awareness (www.familyaware.org). We help families recognize and cope with depressive disorders. From our web site, order free brochures, read Family Profiles, access resources, and sign up for free email alerts.
The Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition, a policy and advocacy organization focused on the health of women and children, is conducting an electronic petition/postcard campaign to urge clemency for Debra Gindorf. Visit the site for more information.
Reproductive Health Resources - directory of Reproductive Health-related websites.
The Pregnancy Class Resource Directory was developed to help you quickly and easily find information and websites related to pregnancy.
Treatments for Depression, Anxiety Symptoms, Depression Medication - Learn to break out of the chronic blues of depression by easy and 100% harmless treatments for depression, from the Satellite Corporation.
The Maternal Health Lab at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas is currently conducting an internet study on postpartum
mood assessment, and is looking for 500 participants. Their questionnaire is
completely anonymous and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. To be part of this important research, visit their web site at www.maternalhealthlab.com.
Family and Marriage Counseling: www.counsel-search.com
City Mommy: a free social networking site just for LA area Moms and Moms to be.
Mental health screening: Web site that lets anyone screen for depression, general anxiety, post-traumatic stress and bipolar disorder.