Further Reading

See below for more information on mood disorders and pregnancy and infant loss. 

For information about local resources or where to get help, check out our resource guide.


Postpartum Depression & other mood disorders

helpful websites

Depression & mood disorders in general

  • A Deeper Shade of Blue: A Woman’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years (Dr. Ruta Nonacs)

  • Beyond the Blues (Shoshanna Bennett & Pec Indman)

  • Down Came the Rain (Brooke Shields)

  • Life Will Never Be the Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide (Ann Dunnewold & Diane Sanford)

  • Maternity Leave: A New Mother’s Guide to the First Six Weeks Postpartum (Cheryl Zauderer)

  • Mommy, Deconstructed: A Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Recovery Guide (Christina Vanneste)

  • Moods in Motion: A Coloring and Healing Book for Postpartum Moms (Karen Kleiman & Lisa Powell Braun)

  • Nobody Told Me: My Battle with Postpartum Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Wendy Isnardi)

  • Postpartum Survival Guide (Ann Dunnewold & Diane G. Sanford)

  • Pregnant on Prozac: The Essential Guide to Making the Best Decision for You & Your Baby (Shoshanna Bennett)

  • The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book: Real Stories from Women Who Lived Through It and Recovered (Sandra Poulin)

  • This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression (Karen Kleiman & Valerie Raskin)

  • Understanding Your Moods When You’re Expecting: Before, During, and After Pregnancy (Lucy J. Puryear)

  • What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression (Karen Kleiman)

Anxiety & OCD

  • Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts During Motherhood (Karen Kleiman)

  • Nobody Told Me: My Battle with Postpartum Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Wendy Isnardi)

  • The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook (Pamela Weigartz)


  • A Mother’s Climb Out of Darkness: A Story about Overcoming Postpartum Psychosis (Jennifer Moyer)

  • Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness (Teresa Twomey)

PTSD & Birth Trauma

  • Birth Trauma: A Guide for You, Your Friends and Family to Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Birth (Kim Thomas)

  • Healing the Trauma: Entering Motherhood with PTSD (article from Midwifery Today)

  • Heal Your Birth Story (Maureen Campion)

  • Solace for Mothers: Information and an online forum.

For Partners & Family

  • The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression (Karen Kleiman)

  • Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming your Marriage after Postpartum Depression (Karen Kleiman)

Pregnancy and infant loss

  • Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death (Sherokee Ilse)

  • Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope: Personal stories of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.

  • Grieve Out Loud: Helping families find their way back to life after pregnancy and infant loss.

  • Grieving Dads

  • Mommy Interrupted: Advocacy and peer-to-peer support

  • Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: Database of photographers who can provide free photography at the hospital for families going through loss.

  • Return to Zero Center for Healing: A film about a family’s experience with stillbirth, as well as healing retreats. They also have information and support for every step of the journey, starting from the hospital for families that are expecting a stillbirth.

  • SHARE: Information about pregnancy and infant loss, and connection to local resources

  • StillBirthDay

  • Three Minus One: Parents’ Stories of Love & Loss (Edited by Sean Hanish & Brooke Warner)

  • Through the Heart