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There are many fine books and Web sites available on the subject of postpartum depression. Here are a few that we recommend.

You can order books directly through us, by clicking on the book or the title. This will open another browser window; you will not be leaving this Web site.

Cover of book Journey to ParenthoodPregnancy 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 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. 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 ( 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 Comprehensive Health Directory resources.

Family and Marriage Counseling:
Nationwide directory invites you to search counselors in your community. Detailed profiles of counselors assist you in choosing the right counselor for your therapy focus.

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.

Cover of Down Came the Rain

Down Came the Rain: My Journey through Postpartum Depression
Brooke Shields

When Words Are Not Enough

When Words Are Not Enough: The Women's Prescription for Depression and Anxiety
Valerie Davis Raskin, M.D.

Beyond the Blues Cover

Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
Shoshana S. Bennett, Ph.D. and Pec Indman, Ed.D., MFT

Shouldn't I Be Happy?

Shouldn't I Be Happy? Emotional Problems of Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Shaila Misri, M.D.

You Mean I Don't Have to Feel This Way?

You Mean I Don't Have to Feel This Way? New Help for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction
Colette Dowling

This Isn't What I Expected

This Isn't What I Expected
Karen R. Kleiman, M.S.W. and
Valerie D. Raskin, M.D.

I Wish Someone Had Told Me

I Wish Someone Had Told Me: A Realistic Guide to Early Motherhood
Nina Barnett

Postpartum Survival Guide

Postpartum Survival Guide
Ann Dunnewold, Ph.D. and
Diane G. Sanford, Ph.D.
Out of print; may be available used

Postpartum Survival Guide

New Parents, New Babies: The Best Websites
Matt Danielsson, Krissi Danielsson

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