The Postpartum Depression Workbook: Strategies to Overcome Negative Thoughts, Calm Stress, and Improve Your Mood (Paperback)

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The Postpartum Depression Workbook: Strategies to Overcome Negative Thoughts, Calm Stress, and Improve Your Mood (Paperback)


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Powerful strategies and compassionate support for overcoming postpartum depression

Becoming a parent is a huge transition. For some, the mood swings, the pressures, and the anxiety can be intense and overwhelming. One in five women will develop postpartum depression (PPD) after pregnancy—so if you're struggling with PPD, know you're not alone. This depression workbook is designed to help you navigate the transition to becoming the healthy and happy parent you want to be.

This depression workbook is here to guide you on your journey, providing supportive strategies and tools grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—proven to help you understand, cope with, and reduce your PPD symptoms. Discover common signs of PPD, what it is, and what you can do about it. Explore your thoughts, feelings, and relationships, plus self-care practices through a variety of practical and insightful exercises in this depression workbook.

This depression workbook includes:
  • Primer on PPD—Discover if you might have PPD, take a look at common causes and risk factors, and see how PPD can impact your partner.
  • Lasting relief—The CBT-based postpartum strategies in this depression workbook will help you adopt a positive mindset, improve your mood, deepen your relationships, and find time to recharge.
  • Parents like you—Find kinship in real-life scenarios from other parents, paired with practical advice, simple tips, and interactive exercises.

This depression workbook provides the strategies, tools, and support you'll need for a healthy and happy transition into parenthood.
Abigail Burd, LCSW, PMH-C, is a perinatal mental health specialist in San Diego, CA. She is a licensed clinical social worker and certified in perinatal mental health by Postpartum Support International. Abby is a member of the Postpartum Health Alliance and has served on their executive board. Follow her Instagram/Twitter @burdtherapy or visit
Product Details ISBN: 9781647398378
ISBN-10: 1647398371
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: October 13th, 2020
Pages: 180
Language: English
“This is the guide to postpartum depression that I will be recommending from now on. Abby writes with warmth and compassion while offering concise, practical, and useful tips for mothers suffering from PPD. This book will help so many people, and I am so grateful that it exists.” —Diana Spalding, MSN CNM, Senior Education Editor at Motherly and Author of The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama

“Drawing on years of clinical practice of working with pregnant and postpartum clients, Abigail Burd has done an incredible job creating a home-based program and treatment manual to help understand, manage, and overcome all the mood shifts and anxieties that come with motherhood. If you are not seeing a maternal mental health therapist, this workbook is the very next best thing. I will be recommending this workbook to all of my clients.” —Alison Reminick, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Women's Reproductive Mental Health Program, UC San Diego

“This workbook gives new and expectant parents a clear set of expectations and the related tools to manage common reproductive mental health issues. Abby has taken years of experience and combined her knowledge with best practices in evidence-based psychotherapy practice to give parents a surprisingly accessible and easy-to-apply approach to managing your family’s health in the transition to parenthood. Do yourself a favor and read this before AND after the pregnancy!” —Daniel Singley, Ph.D., Early Fatherhood Researcher, and Founder of The Center for Men’s Excellence