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Resources for New Mothers

Free Online Books

Coping with Depression During Pregnancy and Following the Birth: A Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy Based Self-Management Guide for Women - Michelle Haring et al. (2011).
www.tinyurl.com/latwpde
A free, downloadable CBT-based self-help workbook for women who are experiencing depression during pregnancy or the postpartum. Provides information about depression and teaches effective coping skills. Also includes tips on talking with your healthcare professional about your symptoms and information for friends and family.

Coping with Anxiety During Pregnancy and Following the Birth: A Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy Based Self-Management Guide for Women and Health Care Providers - Michelle Haring et al. (2013).
www.tinyurl.com/mebnchd
A free, downloadable CBT-based self-help workbook for women who are experiencing anxiety during pregnancy or the postpartum. Provides information about different types of anxiety and teaches effective coping skills. Also includes tips on talking with your healthcare professional about your symptoms and information for friends and family.

Websites

AnxietyBC: New Mothers
www.perinatal.anxietybc.com
An excellent website for expecting and new mothers with information about anxiety and descriptions of effective anxiety management techniques. Also includes information for friends and family.

Postpartum Support International
www.postpartum.net
A good website for expecting and new mothers with information about depression and different types of anxiety. The “Get The Facts” and “Friends & Family” sections include very helpful information, other online resources, and some videos. Please see the Pacific Postpartum Support Society below for local resources.

Pacific Postpartum Support Society
www.postpartum.org
This organization provides a variety of services to new mothers, including telephone support by trained “coaches” to help you to develop better self-care CBT skills, weekly women’s support groups, and community-based mother and baby talks. They also offer partner education sessions and telephone support. The website provides some basic information about the experience of postpartum depression and anxiety, brief descriptions of coping skills, written resources and links to other helpful websites.

At the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic, we recommend high quality resources for our clients and families that are based on the best, up-to-date, scientific research available.