Written by Hannah Blum
I am not a mother yet, but as an advocate in the mental health community, I know the hardship new mothers face regarding their mental health. Postpartum depression is often overlooked and not taken seriously. Many women fear coming forward about their struggles due to guilt, shame, and fear of judgment. However, I do not have to be a parent to say that mothers are human and their emotions matter too. We live in a world that puts a lot of pressure on parents to be perfect, which increases anxiety. If you are going through postpartum depression or struggling with your emotions, these books and workbooks will hopefully give you guidance and peace.
I have not personally read these books, but I thoroughly researched reviews and received many suggestions from parents.
10 Healing Books For Mothers With Postpartum Depression
Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers
Postpartum Depression Workbook by Abigail Burd
Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook by Pamela S. Wiegartz
The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality by Kimberly Anne Johnson
What No One Tells You: A Guide To Your Emotions From Pregnancy To Motherhood
Not Your Mothers Postpartum Book by Caitlin Slavens (newly released 2023)
Breathe: Mindfulness for Busy Moms
You Are A F*cking Awesome Mom by Leslie Anne Bruce
Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself
Self-Care for New Moms by Corinne Crossley
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