The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions by Pamela S. WiegartzIf these thoughts seem to be permanent fixtures in your mind, youre in good company. New moms have a lot to be anxious about, and its perfectly natural to have some fears during and after pregnancy. The problem is, anxiety can grow, disrupting your daily life and keeping you from enjoying motherhood. The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook provides proven-effective strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for keeping anxious thoughts at bay and getting back to the productive and positive thinking youve been missing.
Through a series of easy exercises and worksheets, youll learn skills for relaxing yourself when you feel stressed. Youll also learn to reduce the frequency and intensity of anxious feelings many pregnant women and mothers of infants face. The book also includes a chapter that offers tips to help fathers understand and support their partners.
How I wish Id had this book when I suffered from postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder! Pregnant and postpartum moms need to know that perinatal anxiety disorders are common and treatable, and that theres no need to continue suffering.
-Katherine Stone, editor of Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and board member of Postpartum Support International
Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have adapted the powerful and scientifically proven techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy into tools that new moms and mothers-to-be can use to overcome the most common anxiety-related problems and reclaim this special time of life.
-Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, professor and director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Healthy Mom, Happy Family: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders
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Pamela S. Wiegartz
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook
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. Provides information about different types of anxiety and teaches effective coping skills. The website includes a specific section for parents including personal stories of women with perinatal anxiety as well as some specific information about the types of anxiety most commonly experienced during pregnancy and the postpartum. Also includes information for friends and family. The program provides and information and support for women through many stages of the reproductive life cycle, from pre-conception planning for women with a prior history of mental health difficulties, through pregnancy and the postpartum.
your troubles and symptoms (an anxiety and depression test and a test that measures suicidal tendencies); Consultation by telephone for other professionals .
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Pregnant and postpartum moms need to know that perinatal anxiety disorders are common and treatable, and that there's no need to continue suffering. What if my baby isn't healthy? What if I can't handle the pain of labor? What if I'm not a good mother? If you have these thoughts, you're not alone.
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