Down Came the Rain

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

Author: Brooke Shields

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401382517

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 4637

In this compelling memoir, Brooke Shields talks candidly about her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, and provides millions of women with an inspiring example of recovery. When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter, Rowan Francis, into the world, something unexpected followed--a crippling depression. Now, for the first time ever, in Down Came the Rain, Brooke talks about the trials, tribulations, and finally the triumphs that occurred before, during, and after the birth of her daughter.

Behind the Smile

My Journey out of Postpartum Depression

Author: Marie Osmond,Marcia Wilkie,Judith Moore

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446549916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1340

More than one out of 10 new mothers experience post-partum depression (PPD), yet few women seek help. After Marie Osmond, beloved singer and TV talk show host, gave birth to her seventh child (four of her children are adopted), she became increasingly depressed. One night, she handed over her bank card to her babysitter, got in her car, and drove north-with no intention of returning until she had emerged from her crisis. After she went public with her own experiences with PPD on Oprah and Larry King Live, the response was overwhelming. Now collaborating with a doctor who helped her through her ordeal, Marie Osmond will share the fear and depression she overcame, and reveal how she put it all behind her and is moving on with her life.

There Was a Little Girl

The Real Story of My Mother and Me

Author: Brooke Shields

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698186230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 4067

Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir. Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke's iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only eleven months old, and Teri's skills as both Brooke's mother and manager were formidable. But in private she was troubled and drinking heavily. As Brooke became an adult the pair made choices and sacrifices that would affect their relationship forever. And when Brooke’s own daughters were born she found that her experience as a mother was shaped in every way by the woman who raised her. But despite the many ups and downs, Brooke was by Teri’s side when she died in 2012, a loving daughter until the end. Only Brooke knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Brooke will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.

The Mother-to-mother Postpartum Depression Support Book

Real Stories from Women who Lived Through it and Recovered

Author: Sandra Poulin

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425208083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 195

View: 4421

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.

This Isn't What I Expected [2nd edition]

Overcoming Postpartum Depression

Author: Karen Kleiman,Valerie Raskin

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738216933

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 4971

"Pregnancy/Parenting: 1 in 5 postpartum women suffer from disorders on the postpartum spectrum; another 20-30% of new mothers deal with above-average anxiety. First published in 1994, this go-to resource for postpartum depression has been completely revised and updated, helping women--and their partners--sort through all the noise and myths so they can focus on getting the help they need"--

Conquering Postpartum Depression

A Proven Plan For Recovery

Author: Ronald Rosenberg,Deborah Greening,James Windell

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786730005

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 2096

Each year over 400,000 new mothers experience a range of negative emotional reactions-categorized as postpartum depression (PPD). Yet most obstetricians misunderstand and mistreat PPD, prescribing a single-therapy, simplistic approach that frequently falls short of curing the patient.Based on the authors' research and unique, highly successful treatment, Conquering Postpartum Depression outlines a groundbreaking multidisciplinary action plan for beating PPD, including a combination of talk therapy, new-parent counseling, and in many cases the safe use of antidepressant medications even while pregnant or breastfeeding. With the newest information on how genetic factors and pre-existing conditions can contribute to PPD, Conquering Postpartum Depression is the book that new mothers and even doctors reach to for authoritative and reassuring counsel.

Sleepless Days

One Woman's Journey Through Postpartum Depression

Author: Susan Kushner Resnick

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312272272

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 3260

A compelling, personal account of postpartum depression honestly confronts this frightening condition, from insomnia to violent fantasies, showing women how to rise above the confusion and exhaustion to conquer this dangerous depressive disorder. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Postpartum Depression For Dummies

Author: Shoshana S. Bennett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068144

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 388

View: 8743

It's a great blessing when a new mom with postpartum depression (PPD) is fortunate enough to be diagnosed early by a knowledgeable medical practitioner or therapist. But without guidance, it isn't always clear where the boundary between normal baby blues and PPD lies. As with any other illness, the quicker that PPD is identified and treated, the faster the woman will recover. Postpartum Depression For Dummies can help you begin the process of determining what’s going on with you and give you a better idea of where you fall so that you can get yourself into proper treatment right away. The book covers all aspects of PPD, from its history and its origins to its effects on women and their families to the wide variety of treatments available—including conventional Western medicine, psychological therapy, alternative medical treatments, and self-care measures. Postpartum Depression For Dummies reveals: Why some doctors may be hush-hush about PPD How to distinguish between pregnancy hormone changes, "baby blues," and PPD The difficulties of getting a proper diagnosis The role and importance of a therapist The benefits of medication for depression Alternative treatments with a successful track record How to find the right balance of psychological, medical, and alternative treatment Ways you can help foster recovery The nutrition you need to care for yourself properly How to help your partner help you Postpartum Depression For Dummies also provides the additional resources you need—web sites, organizations, and further reading—to help avoid the unnecessary suffering caused by undiagnosed and untreated PPD and survive and thrive as a new mom.

A Daughter's Touch

One Woman's Journey Through Postpartum Depression

Author: Sylvia Lasalandra

Publisher: Quattro M. Publishing

ISBN: 9780976483700

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 194

View: 5245

The Postpartum Husband

Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression

Author: Karen Kleiman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469107240

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 2475

Surviving Post-Natal Depression

At Home, No One Hears You Scream

Author: Cara Aiken

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846422620

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 8489

Research indicates that at least one in ten new mothers experience post-natal depression, yet there is little help available to sufferers. Cara Aiken's book will help them, and the professionals who work with them, to understand this illness. The book tells the stories of ten women from very different backgrounds - including the author - who have suffered post-natal depression. Their stories, told honestly and informally, will be a source of strength and hope for other sufferers. The book will also raise awareness of the illness and the destructive effect it can have on individuals and families. It offers positive suggestions and practical advice, based on personal and professional experience. It is a fresh, honest and positive book which will help professionals to understand post-natal depression and will be an invaluable resource for the many mothers who experience it.

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

The Definitive Survival and Recovery Approach

Author: Sonya Watson,Kathryn Whitehead

Publisher: Pulling the Trigger

ISBN: 9781911246329


Page: 272

View: 9445

From the heart and soul of Sonya Watson, comes the heart-breaking journey of how she learnt to love her child. Combined with the expert insight of the compassionate and talented psychologist; Dr Kathryn Whitehead, this book is divided into two helpful parts.

What Am I Thinking?

Having A Baby After Postpartum Depression

Author: Karen Kleiman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469107252

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 3501

Welcome to Your World, Baby

Author: Brooke Shields,Cori Doerrfeld

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061253111

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3909

A little girl welcomes her new baby sister home from the hospital and takes joy in telling and showing her all the activities and experiences they will share.

Mothering Through the Darkness

Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience

Author: Stephanie Sprenger,Jessica Smock

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 163152805X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

View: 1916

Approximately 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression after having a baby. Many more may experience depression during pregnancy, postpartum anxiety, OCD, and other mood disorders. Postpartum depression is, in fact, the most common pregnancy-related complication—yet confusion and misinformation about this disorder are still widespread. And these aren’t harmless myths: the lack of clarity surrounding mothers’ mental health challenges can have devastating effects on their well-being and their identities as mothers, which too often leads to shame and inadequate treatment. In this one-of-a-kind anthology, thirty mothers break the silence to dispel myths about postpartum mental health issues and explore the diversity of women’s experiences. Powerful and inspiring, Mothering Through the Darkness will comfort every mother who’s ever felt alone, ashamed, and hopeless—and, hopefully, inspire her to speak out.


How I Threw My Mental Health Out With the Diapers

Author: Marrit Ingman

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 9781580051408

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 8234

A humorously dark account of postpartum depression describes the author's roller-coaster journey of chronic illness, antidepressants, and early motherhood, an experience during which she also came to terms with unhelpful advice and failed expectations. Original.

It's the Best Day Ever, Dad!

Author: Brooke Shields

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780061724459

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9674

Wake up, Dad! We've got a big day ahead! Frankie and her little sister, Violet, are excited to be out and about with Dad! From pancakes to puppies to a super-duper surprise, the order of the day is F-U-N. The gifted actress, author, and mother Brooke Shields pairs with the delightful Cori Doerrfeld for this joyful book about dads and daughters and the love they share.

The Kind Mama

A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning

Author: Alicia Silverstone

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623360412

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 4915

When did making babies get to be so hard? Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of considering diet and lifestyle factors, doctors pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. Once pregnant, women just accept that carrying a baby will be the gassy, swollen, irritable, sleepless nightmare that has become the new normal—and then assume that new motherhood will be just as challenging, from breastfeeding woes to screaming fits. It doesn't have to be that way. In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one's "baby house" in order through nutrient-rocking foods that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester. She helps readers navigate everything from prenatal testing and birth plans to successful breastfeeding and creating a supportive "baby nest." The result is an authoritative, one-stop guide that empowers women to trust their instincts during this vital milestone, while helping them embark on a healthy and more vibrant path to motherhood.

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

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

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe,Pamela Wiegartz

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572248017

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

View: 8551

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

Dancing on the Edge of Sanity

Author: Ana Rouds

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781470188290


Page: 320

View: 6676

I am going crazy, I thought. I need to sleep, but I can't. This is awful. This is the worst feeling in the world. Is that John? Did I just hear John? Hypersensitive to every sound in the house, I wasn't sure if I was truly hearing John or simply hearing other noises. He had been crying for so long throughout the day, it was as if the memory of the cry were still ringing in my ears, even if he wasn't crying at that moment. I didn't want to hear any noises from within the house, the house that had begun to feel as small and constricting as a shoebox. Ana Clare Rouds, author of the gripping memoir Dancing On the Edge of Sanity, shares her painfully honest journey through the dark labyrinth of postpartum depression and anxiety. Readers will find a friend in Rouds as they explore this engaging tale of early motherhood, maternal mental health and recovery. Rouds has wonderful friends, a supportive family, and a healthy newborn boy. Everything around her indicates that life should be just about perfect. However, soon after the birth of her son, Rouds begins to experience severe panic attacks, anxiety, and obsessive thoughts. These rarely discussed symptoms of a postpartum mood disorder lead her to seek help at her local hospital's emergency room, where her symptoms are grossly misunderstood. While some information about postpartum mood and anxiety disorders has become more available to new mothers, and to those who are in the position of supporting their loved ones who may be affected by it, each case of this disorder can showcase vastly different symptoms. Sleep deprived, insecure about her mothering skills, and troubled by her increasingly intrusive obsessive thoughts, Rouds struggles to find answers about her condition. As her descent into depression, anxiety, and confusion intensifies, Rouds must fight to regain the life she once had. Told with Rouds' trademark warmth and humor, the story explores the complexities of early motherhood while also revealing the utter lack of understanding about, and resources for, the variety of postpartum mood disorders that exist. Through the help of her family and friends, anti-depressants, and outside resources, she is once again able to bring herself back from the edge of sanity. Dancing On the Edge of Sanity is a must read for anyone who has experienced, or who knows someone who has experienced, the crushing effects of postpartum depression, anxiety or a related illness. As knowledge about this condition increases, it is important to realize that not all postpartum mood disorders are alike. Rouds authentic memoir is an important contribution towards understanding this vital area of women's health, an area that is often clouded in much unnecessary misinterpretation. This heartfelt, riveting memoir is ultimately one of hope, an uplifting tale of a mother's love that should not be missed. "This memoir is a poignant narrative of the 'lived experience' of postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder. It speaks to the resilient soul of its author and to the intense need for continuous education for healthcare providers and women to the unique aspects of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Continuing to raise the level of awareness will hopefully let pregnant and postpartum women know that they 'are not alone.'" -Jeanne Watson Driscoll "Rouds raises awareness by sharing her very intimate journey with postpartum depression and anxiety. This book is an important reminder that misinformed healthcare practitioners and family members alike can interfere with the recovery process. This is why it is vital that good, accurate information about perinatal mood disorders is available. Rouds brings attention to this important issue." -Karen Kleiman "In her debut memoir, Rouds tells the story of her struggle with postpartum mood disorder...The strength of Rouds' account is her straightforward, honest voice...This energetic memoir has useful knowledge at its heart." -Kirkus Review