Postpartum Wellness & Mental Health Resources
Postpartum Support International – website with lots of information, resources, and a 1-800 phone number to get information on support in your area.
Symptoms of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety from Postpartum Progress – common symptoms listed. This is a website with information on postpartum mental health concerns and treatment options.
Steps To Wellness – Jane Honikman is the founder of Postpartum Support International and has many resources on her website for the transition into motherhood.
Life Will Never Be the Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide – a book by Ann Dunnewold and Diane Sanford to help expectant and new moms prepare for motherhood.
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions – a book by Kevin L. Gyoerkoe , Pamela Wiegartz, and Laura Miller for those experiencing postpartum anxiety.
Postpartum Dads a website with support for families and partners experiencing or supporting a mother through postpartum depression.
Doula Match – a website to help you find postpartum doulas in your area.
Free Postpartum Wellness Toolkit – a free downloadable toolkit from Taylor’s doula website to help you plan for postpartum wellness.
Resources for Physical Recovery and Body Image
Timeline of Postpartum Recovery – very detailed information on what to expect physically after baby is born.
What Women Need to Know About Post Pregnancy – an interview with Sylvia Brown, author of Postpartum Handbook.
Fourth Trimester Bodies Project – a blog with beautiful pictures of real moms and babies.
Plus Size Birth – a website with information on body image in general and resources for plus size moms.
Resources for Mother and Baby Nutrition
Feed Yourself Feed Your Family – a book by La Leche League International about nutrition for lactating mothers.
Super Baby Food – a book by Ruth Yaron to guide you when introducing solid food to your child.
Baby Led Weaning – a book by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett about an approach to introducing solids to your child.
Resources on Sleep
Safe Cosleeping Guidelines – an online description of safe co-sleeping guidelines from Dr. James McKenna.
Sweet Sleep – a La Leche League book that we recommend to every pregnant woman, especially those who plan to breastfeed. It is full of research-based information, validation, and down to earth ideas for accepting infant sleep habits.
Sleeping With Your Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Cosleeping – a book by James McKenna
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – a La Leche League book about all things breastfeeding
Kellymom – a website with tons of evidence-based breastfeeding information.
Jack Newman – a website with helpful information sheets and SO MANY wonderful videos on breastfeeding – watch the videos about good drinking vs. nibbling and baby led latching.
Deep Latch Technique – a website with helpful info and video for latching – the pump station also has lots of products related to breastfeeding.
La Leche League International Mother to mother breastfeeding support in your area – this is a wonderful resource and support group. The website can be a little difficult to navigate, but there is also great info on it. On the website you can look up a local LLL meeting.
Find a Lactation Consultant – a website where you can find an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in your area.
IBreastfeeding – Thomas Hale’s (leader in research on safety of medication use while breastfeeding) website where you can subscribe to newsletters and purchase his book
Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding – another great breastfeeding book.
Resources for Newborn Care
Ask Dr. Sears – a website with lots of info and tips on baby care from and attachment parenting perspective
Mothering – a natural parenting website with lots of forums
The Baby Book – Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two – a book by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, and James Sears on comprehensive baby care
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn – a book by Penny Simkin, April Bolding, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, and Janet Whaley