Recommended Readings for To-Be-Moms

Becoming a Calm Mom: How to Manage Stress and Enjoy the First Year of Motherhood

'Becoming a Calm Mom' balances scientifically sound techniques from an experienced cognitive behavioural therapist with friendly advice from fellow new mothers to help successfully overcome the self-doubt that so often arrives along with a new child. By Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD.

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Coping With Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective and Creating Meaning (Lifetools: Books for the General Public)

Pregnancy loss can be devastating, regardless of whether it is early or late in pregnancy or in the short period after a baby is born. In many instances, similar emotions are experienced when a couple learns that their fertility treatments were unsuccessful. Here, well-known psychologist Amy Wenzel applies the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy a thoroughly-researched approach for treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and stress-related disorders to the experience of reproductive loss. She offers strategies for coping with loss and provides a step-by-step guide to reengaging in life. With warmth and compassion, she helps readers journey toward healing.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress

Countless studies have established the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for many manifestations of depression and anxiety. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress, Wenzel and Kleiman discuss the benefits of CBT for pregnant and postpartum women who suffer from emotional distress. The myths of CBT as rigid and intrusive are shattered as the authors describe its flexible application for perinatal women. This text teaches practitioners how to successfully integrate CBT structure and strategy into a supportive approach in working with this population. The examples used in the book will be familiar to postpartum specialists, making this an easily comprehensive and useful resource.

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