The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608820955
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

If these thoughts seem to be permanent fixtures in your mind, you're in good company. New moms have a lot to be anxious about, and it's perfectly natural to have some fears during and after pregnancy. The problem is, anxiety can grow, disrupting your daily life and keeping you from enjoying motherhood. The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook provides proven-effective strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for keeping anxious thoughts at bay and getting back to the productive and positive thinking you've been missing. Through a series of easy exercises and worksheets, you'll learn skills for relaxing yourself when you feel stressed. You'll also learn to reduce the frequency and intensity of anxious feelings many pregnant women and mothers of infants face. The book also includes a chapter that offers tips to help fathers understand and support their partners. How I wish I'd had this book when I suffered from postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder! Pregnant and postpartum moms need to know that perinatal anxiety disorders are common and treatable, and that there's no need to continue suffering. -Katherine Stone, editor of Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and board member of Postpartum Support International Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have adapted the powerful and scientifically proven techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy into tools that new moms and mothers-to-be can use to overcome the most common anxiety-related problems and reclaim this special time of life. -Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, professor and director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572248014
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

If these thoughts seem to be permanent fixtures in your mind, you're in good company. New moms have a lot to be anxious about, and it's perfectly natural to have some fears during and after pregnancy. The problem is, anxiety can grow, disrupting your daily life and keeping you from enjoying motherhood. The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook provides proven-effective strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for keeping anxious thoughts at bay and getting back to the productive and positive thinking you've been missing. Through a series of easy exercises and worksheets, you'll learn skills for relaxing yourself when you feel stressed. You'll also learn to reduce the frequency and intensity of anxious feelings many pregnant women and mothers of infants face. The book also includes a chapter that offers tips to help fathers understand and support their partners. How I wish I'd had this book when I suffered from postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder! Pregnant and postpartum moms need to know that perinatal anxiety disorders are common and treatable, and that there's no need to continue suffering. -Katherine Stone, editor of Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and board member of Postpartum Support International Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have adapted the powerful and scientifically proven techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy into tools that new moms and mothers-to-be can use to overcome the most common anxiety-related problems and reclaim this special time of life. -Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, professor and director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Pregnancy Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572245891
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Health & Fitness

Written by two anxiety experts, this workbook addresses topics specific to new mothers, including hormonal changes and common concerns pregnant women and new mothers have, and offers anxiety management techniques.

This Isn t What I Expected 2nd edition

Author: Karen R. Kleiman
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9780738216942
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

If you or someone you love is among the one in seven women stricken by PPD, you know how hard it is to get real help. In this definitive guide, postpartum experts Karen Kleiman and Valerie Davis Raskin offer compassionate support and solid advice on dealing with every aspect of PPD. Their proven self-help program, which can be used alone or with a support group or therapist, will help you monitor each phase of illness, recognize when you need professional help, cope with daily life, and recover with new strength and confidence. Learn how to: Identify the symptoms of PPD and distinguish it from "baby blues" Deal with panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive urges, and stress overload Break the cycle of shame and negative thoughts Mobilize support from your husband or partner, family, and friends Seek and evaluate treatment options Cope with the disappointment and loss of self-esteem

Pregnant on Prozac

Author: Shoshana Bennett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076275365X
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: Psychology

Antidepressants today top the list of drugs prescribed to women. But what happens when you add pregnancy into the mix? Pregnant on Prozac is the first guide to separate the myths from the facts. Taking a pull-no-punches, prescriptive approach, it clearly spells out not only the possible risks of antidepressant use—whether it be Prozac, Wellbutrin, or any of the host of other drugs—by hopeful mothers but also the lesser-known yet serious risks to both fetus and mother from untreated depression. Shoshana Bennett answers such questions as: Does the media exaggerate the risk? What of options such as tapering the dose? What alternatives are worth pursuing? Most importantly, she empowers each woman with the knowledge to make the best decision for her. Pregnant on Prozac is a must-have for any prospective mother who has experienced depression or anxiety as well as anyone with a friend or loved one in this situation.

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

Author: Karen Kleiman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136857706
Release Date: 2011-01-07
Genre: Psychology

What if I drop my baby when I go down the steps? What if I burn the baby in the bathtub? Thoughts like these can be frightening to new mothers, but are a common symptom pregnant and postpartum women can experience. Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts addresses the nature of these intrusive, negative and unwanted thoughts. Kleiman and Wenzel offer answers to the women who seek information, clarification, and validation in this useful resource for healthcare professionals working with these mothers. Written by two clinicians who have established themselves as leading experts and authors in this specialized field, this book maintains a compassionate tone that will be a voice familiar to many women in the postpartum community. Whether you must confront these negative notions personally or in your practice, this book will explain what these thoughts are, why they are there, and what can be done about them.

Supermom

Author: Stacey Ackerman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462008643
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When your plate is too full, it eventually tips. Welcome to the world of a Supermom. When an overachieving, successful businesswoman tries to be perfect in every role of her life, it leads her onto a dark road of postpartum anxiety and panic disorder with psychotic features. A poignant memoir written with humor and heartache, this autobiography details the other side of postpartum depression: anxiety, panic, and psychosis. Ackerman gently walks readers through her terrifying journey of how a seemingly charming life unfolds into a nightmare of physical and mental breakdown, ending with inspirational, heart-wrenching inner strength that gives hope to a world of women. Stacey Ackerman, otherwise known as Supermom, is an overachieving, type-A personality who survived a serious and debilitating mental health disorder after the birth of her third child. She shares her story in the hopes of helping other women survive a similar trauma. Her ordeal proves that a mental breakdown can happen to anyone, erasing the stigma of mental illness.

Pregnancy Blues

Author: Shaila Kulkarni Misri
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780385338677
Release Date: 2006-09
Genre: Health & Fitness

Describes the widespread, yet rarely discussed phenomenon of pregnancy-related depression during gestation, discussing common causes and symptoms, and outlining a variety of available treatment programs.

The Worrier s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608822079
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Self-Help

Break the Bonds of Anxiety-Driven Procrastination You know that postponing things you need to do can result in negative consequences-overdue bills, unhappy supervisors, disappointed friends and romantic partners, and feelings of guilt or dread-but something inside keeps you from taking action. For many of us, that something is anxiety-fear of failure, firmly entrenched perfectionism, or even fear of success. With The Worrier's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, you'll develop the skills you need to understand and conquer the anxiety that lies at the root of your chronic avoidance. These proven skills for overcoming procrastination will help you to work productively, enjoy guilt-free leisure time, and free yourself from the anxiety that holds you back. Use this effective program to: •Identify the specific reasons behind your procrastination •Eradicate the negative thinking patterns that fuel anxiety •Set goals for boosting your productivity and improving time management •Make the commitment to change your habits for good

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress

Author: Amy Wenzel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317668442
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Genre: Psychology

Countless studies have established the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for many manifestations of depression and anxiety. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress, Wenzel and Kleiman discuss the benefits of CBT for pregnant and postpartum women who suffer from emotional distress. The myths of CBT as rigid and intrusive are shattered as the authors describe its flexible application for perinatal women. This text teaches practitioners how to successfully integrate CBT structure and strategy into a supportive approach in working with this population. The examples used in the book will be familiar to postpartum specialists, making this an easily comprehensive and useful resource.

The Mother to mother Postpartum Depression Support Book

Author: Sandra Poulin
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 0425208087
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family & Relationships

A supportive handbook for women suffering from postpartum depression draws on the wisdom, experiences, and advice of fellow sufferers to present a complete guide to PPD, its symptoms, causes, and treatment strategies. Original.

Breastfeeding

Author: Ruth A. Lawrence
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323357760
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Genre: Breast milk

For more than 35 years, Dr. Ruth Lawrence's landmark reference has been the definitive guide to breastfeeding for the medical profession. The 8th Edition continues to bring together evidence-based clinical information on all aspects of breastfeeding, from the basic science of human lactation to issues of clinical management. Comprehensive, easy to read, and clinically relevant, it provides the most up-to-date information for physicians regarding breastfeeding, issues surrounding breastfeeding, and care of the lactating woman.

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

Author: Karen Kleiman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136857706
Release Date: 2011-01-07
Genre: Psychology

What if I drop my baby when I go down the steps? What if I burn the baby in the bathtub? Thoughts like these can be frightening to new mothers, but are a common symptom pregnant and postpartum women can experience. Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts addresses the nature of these intrusive, negative and unwanted thoughts. Kleiman and Wenzel offer answers to the women who seek information, clarification, and validation in this useful resource for healthcare professionals working with these mothers. Written by two clinicians who have established themselves as leading experts and authors in this specialized field, this book maintains a compassionate tone that will be a voice familiar to many women in the postpartum community. Whether you must confront these negative notions personally or in your practice, this book will explain what these thoughts are, why they are there, and what can be done about them.

Hello Baby Everything new mums need to know about life with baby

Author: Heather Irvine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781925183634
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

So much of modern motherhood is targeted at looking good, even when you feel crap, and making your baby look good, even when he or she won’t settle or feed or stop crying – all in the shortest time possible. Hello Baby! uncovers all the myths of perfection new mums see on Instagram and provides down-to-earth, no nonsense advice about everything you need to know about your baby’s first year. With casual style and a hilarious sense of humour, Heather Irvine, a psychologist and mother who works with new mums every day, acts as the friend sitting across from you in a cafe who always understands, constantly reassures, gives you the best practical pointers and shares her muffin with you. Hello Baby! is packed full of the latest information on issues that affect modern Australian mums, including: * What a mother needs to know about herself in the first few months * How to get your baby sleeping soundly * Essential tips to boost your feel-good factor * De-stress techniques like meditation and mindfulness * Managing those really dark days * Tips for bonding with your baby * Coping with mother-in-laws and post-baby friendship fluctuations * Getting the zing back into your relationship * Returning to work * Navigating social media as a new mum

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders A Clinician s Guide

Author: Cheryl Tatano Beck
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763716493
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family & Relationships

Designed for clinicians delivering postpartum care, including clinicians, midwives, OB-GYN nurse practitioners, and women's health practitioners, this text overviews the six different mood and anxiety disorders that may present during a woman's postpartum year. Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders focuses on assessment, screening tools, diagnosis, treatment, and implications for practice, and includes case studies to integrate the process.