Down Came the Rain

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

Author: Brooke Shields

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401382517

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 7104

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.

New Research on Postpartum Depression

Author: Adrian I. Rosenfield

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600212840

Category: Self-Help

Page: 177

View: 3000

Postpartum depression affects 10-15 percent of women any time from a month to a year after childbirth. Women with postpartum depression may feel restless, anxious, sad or depressed. They may have feelings of guilt, decreased energy and motivation, and a sense of worthlessness. They may also have sleep difficulties and undergo unexplained weight loss or gain. Some mothers may worry about hurting themselves or their baby. In extremely rare cases - less than 1 percent of new mothers - women may develop something called postpartum psychosis. It usually occurs within the first few weeks after delivery. Symptoms may include refusing to eat, frantic energy, sleep disturbance, paranoia and irrational thoughts. Women with postpartum psychosis usually need to be hospitalised.

Postpartum Depression For Dummies

Author: Shoshana S. Bennett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068144

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 388

View: 6615

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.

Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do

The Ethics of Ambivalence

Author: Sarah LaChance Adams

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537220

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 9039

When a mother kills her child, we call her a bad mother, but, as this book shows, even mothers who intend to do their children harm are not easily categorized as "mad" or "bad." Maternal love is a complex emotion rich with contradictory impulses and desires, and motherhood is a conflicted state in which women constantly renegotiate the needs mother and child, the self and the other. Applying care ethics philosophy and the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Simone de Beauvoir to real-world experiences of motherhood, Sarah LaChance Adams throws the inherent tensions of motherhood into sharp relief, drawing a more nuanced portrait of the mother and child relationship than previously conceived. The maternal example is particularly instructive for ethical theory, highlighting the dynamics of human interdependence while also affirming separate interests. LaChance Adams particularly focuses on maternal ambivalence and its morally productive role in reinforcing the divergence between oneself and others, helping to recognize the particularities of situation, and negotiating the difference between one's own needs and the desires of others. She ultimately argues maternal filicide is a social problem requiring a collective solution that ethical philosophy and philosophies of care can inform.

Supermom

A Postpartum Anxiety Survival Story

Author: Stacey Ackerman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146200864X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 5971

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.

Spiritual Parenting

Author: Gopika Kapoor

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9381398070

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

View: 398

A child is possibly life’s greatest miracle; raising one is possibly life’s greatest challenge. But fear not – help is at hand! In this indispensable guide, Goplika Kapoor, a writer and mother of twins, shares with you all that she has learned both as a parent herself and as a close observer of other parents. From managing your toddler’s tantrums to advice on kiddie birthday parties, and from suggestions on positive discipline to ideas on how to connect with your child, she provides not just solutions, but also useful tips on pre-empting the common problems that every parent encounters in bringing up Baby. However, this book is much more than primer on how to raise happy kids; it is also about how to be happy parents. In her typically reassuring, compassionate tone, she shows us how to tackle the physical and emotional difficulties we face as parenting adults – post-partum depression, sleeplessness, strains on spousal relationships, and much more – with suggestions for body and soul based on practical experience and spiritual lessons. Focused on both parent and child, Spiritual Parenting is an invaluable compendium of common sense and spiritual wisdom. Read this book and you’ll see how one of life’s greatest challenges can also be one of its greatest joy…

Sperm Counts

Overcome by Man's Most Precious Fluid

Author: Lisa Jean Moore

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814759882

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 2482

2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Winner of the Passing the Torch Award from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies It has been called sperm, semen, seed, cum, jizz, spunk, gentlemen's relish, and splooge. But however the “tacky, opaque liquid that comes out of the penis” is described, the very act of defining “sperm” and “semen” depends on your point of view. For Lisa Jean Moore, how sperm comes to be known is based on who defines it (a scientist vs. a defense witness, for example), under what social circumstances it is found (a doctor’s office vs. a crime scene), and for what purposes it will be used (in vitro fertilization vs. DNA analysis). Examining semen historically, medically, and culturally, Sperm Counts is a penetrating exploration of its meaning and power. Using a “;follow that sperm” approach, Moore shows how representations of sperm and semen are always in flux, tracing their twisting journeys from male reproductive glands to headline news stories and presidential impeachment trials. Much like the fluid of semen itself can leak onto fabrics and into bodies, its meanings seep into our consciousness over time. Moore’s analytic lens yields intriguing observations of how sperm is “spent” and “reabsorbed” as it spurts, swims, and careens through penises, vaginas, test tubes, labs, families, cultures, and politics. Drawn from fifteen years of research, Sperm Counts examines historical and scientific documents, children's “facts of life” books, pornography, the Internet, forensic transcripts and sex worker narratives to explain how semen got so complicated. Among other things, understanding how we produce, represent, deploy and institutionalize semen-biomedically, socially and culturally-provides valuable new perspectives on the changing social position of men and the evolving meanings of masculinity. Ultimately, as Moore reveals, sperm is intimately involved in not only the physical reproduction of males and females, but in how we come to understand ourselves as men and women.

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: 3590

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.

Du wirst das Kind schon schaukeln

Das erste Jahr mit dem Baby

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3830467478

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 5708

Wie wird es wohl sein - zuhause zu dritt? Werde ich nachts noch ein Auge zu bekommen? Passe ich jemals wieder in meine alte Klamotten oder - warum schielt mein Baby? Auch nach der Geburt bleiben die Fragen nicht aus. Nach ihrem Bestseller "Beim ersten Kind gibt ́s 1000 Fragen" setzt Vicki Iovine ihre Erfolgsreihe fort. Dieses Mal schildert sie offen und ehrlich, was nach der Geburt des Babys auf Eltern überhaupt zukommt. Aus der Perspektive der "besten Freundin" gibt das Buch mit liebevollen Illustrationen alles weiter, was wichtig ist und begleitet die Leserin im Plauderton ab dem ersten Tag des Elterndaseins. Vicki Iovine ist Mutter von vier Kindern und lebt in Kalifornien. Nach Studium in Berkeley (USA), Hastings und Cambridge (UK) ist sie "summa cum laude"-Juristin; arbeitete aber meist als Fernsehproduzentin und -journalistin. Bis 2009 war sie mit dem bekannten Musikproduzenten Jimmy Iovine verheiratet (u.a. Patti Smith und Eminem). Heute ist sie Vorstandsmitglied der Behindertenolympiade und weltweit anerkannte Autorin mehrerer Ratgeber.

Das schwere Los der Leichtigkeit

Vom Kampf mit dem eigenen Körper

Author: Portia de Rossi

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864151783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 5573

Portia de Rossi wog nur noch 38 Kilogramm, als sie am Set einer Hollywood-Produktion zusammenbrach. Nach außen hin war sie blond, schlank und schön, glamourös und erfolgreich. Doch innerlich war sie fast tot. Sie beschreibt unaufgeregt und eindringlich, wie der Druck Hollywoods, dünn zu sein, in Kombination mit ihrer geheim gehaltenen Homosexualität dazu führte, dass sie sich in ihrer Haut nie wohlfühlte und immer tiefer in die Magersucht hineinrutschte. Das Abnehmen wurde für sie zur einzigen Möglichkeit, Macht und Kontrolle über ihr Leben zu haben, bis es zu einer Krankheit wurde, die sie beinahe tötete und ihre Familie zerstörte. In ungewöhnlich offenen, mutigen Worten erzählt de Rossi mit erzählerischem Feingefühl ihre Geschichte und lässt uns tief in ihre Seele und ihr Leben als Hollywoodstar blicken. Sie lässt uns die verquere Logik ihres täglichen Strebens nach Perfektion verstehen und die Anstrengung wertschätzen, die sie zur Überwindung ihrer Probleme aufwenden musste. Eine erschreckende und zugleich hoffnungsvolle Geschichte für alle, die auf Kriegsfuß mit sich selbst oder ihrem Körper stehen.

Morning Has Broken

A Couple's Journey Through Depression

Author: Emme Aronson,Phillip Aronson

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 9780451219626

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 305

View: 8876

The world famous model and TV personality and her husband describe their long and difficult battle with the crippling effects of Phillip's clinical depression, the ECT that eventually brought him relief after years of struggle, and the ways in which their joint ordeal brought them closer together. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.