Friday, September 26, 2008

Postpartum Reading List

As a follow-up to the presentation I gave at the FoMM retreat about "Planning for Postpartum," this is my list of suggested postpartum reading (for my annotated list, see here):

Suggested Reading—Postpartum

After the Baby’s Birth, by Robin Lim

Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, & Intimate Relationships, by Rick & Jan Hanson

The Year After Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger

The Post-Pregnancy Handbook, by Sylvia Brown

Mothering the New Mother, by Sally Placksin

What Mothers Do: Especially When it Looks Like its Nothing, by Naomi Stadlen

Postpartum Memoirs:

Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood, by Naomi Wolf

Operating Instructions, by Anne Lamott

Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood, by Lu Hanessian

Callie’s Tally: An Accounting of Baby’s First Year, [or, What My Daughter Owes Me], by Betsy Howie

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