Supplemental Resources for Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Disorders


PSI-Postpartum Support International

Facts about the five post-partum mood disorders from PSI

Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Information from IOCDF

Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex Information

Massachusetts General Center for Women’s Mental Health 

Postpartum Progress

Evidenced Based Birth

Mind Body Pregnancy

Birth Trauma Association (support for birth-related PTSD)

Pacific Postpartum Support Society

Omega-3 Information and Recommendations

Why Breastfeeding and Omega-3s Help Prevent Depression in Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Making Peace with Your Birth Experience

On-line support options

PSI On-line Postpartum Support Groups

For Dads

Postpartum Dads site and Facebook group

Chat with an Expert for Dads

Recommended Books

Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding And Treating Prenatal And Postpartum Depression by Shoshana S. Bennett

What Am I Thinking: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression by Karen R. Klieman

Women’s Moods: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health by Deborah Sichel

Conquering Postpartum Depression: A Proven Plan for Recovery by Ronald Rosenberg

The Postpartum Husband by Karen Klieman

Down Came the Rain: My Journey through Postpartum Depression by Brooke Shields

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen R. Klieman

Mothering the New Mother by Sally Placksin

Postpartum Survival Guide by Ann Dunnewold

Postpartum Depression – Every Woman’s Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention by Sharon L. Roan

Free Chat With an Expert from Postpartum Support International

Wednesday Chats for Women and First Monday Chats for Men

Postpartum Support International hosts free, live phone sessions every week, including Wednesday chats for moms and Monday chats for dads. During these sessions you can talk with a PSI expert about resources, symptoms, options and general information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders from the privacy of your own phone. There is no need to pre-register or give your name. These sessions, facilitated by licensed mental health professionals, are informational only and open to anyone with questions and concerns. Limited to the first 15 callers.

Please note: The bridge line will stop accepting callers when the maximum of 15 callers has been reached. Sessions will last approximately one hour. These Chats are not meant to take the place of needed visits to healthcare providers and do not provide therapy.

For more information regarding perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, please visit Postpartum Support International; or call the warmline at: 1-800-944-4773

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