Reading and Recommendations

These are books and products that I find myself frequently recommending to my clients*

Therapy and Everyone

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brene Brown

Power Thought Cards

Couples

What Makes Love Last: how to build trust and avoid betrayal – John Gottman Ph.D and Nan Silver

And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives

The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts – Gary Chapman 

Pregnancy

Birth Without Fear: The Judgement – Free Guide to Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum – January Harshe 

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother – Heng Ou, Amely Greeven, Marisa Belgar

Postpartum

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts – Karen Kleiman

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A healing guide to the secret fears of new mothers – Karen Kleiman & Molly McIntyre

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression – Karen Kleiman

Pregnancy or Postpartum Loss and/or Stillbirth

Healing Your Grieving Heart After Stillbirth: 100 Practical Ideas for Parents and Families – Alan D. Wolfelt

Healing Your Grieving Heart After Miscarriage: 100 Practical Ideas for Parents and Families – Alan D. Wolfelt

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby – Deborah Davis

Birth Trauma

Heal Your Birth Story: releasing the unexpected – Maureen Campion 

Parenting

Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child 4th edition – a step by step guide to a good night’s sleep – Dr. Weissbluth

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer – Harvey Karp, MD

Helping Your Anxious Child 

And just for fun – some of my personal favorites 🙂

American Gods – Neil Gaiman 

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

A Game of Thrones (series) – George Martin  Oh yes, I am a nerd

Throne of Glass (series) – Sarah J Maas 

Dark fever (series) – Karen Marie Moning

I will be periodically updating this so keep checking back!

(*This page contains amazon affiliate links – essentially that means I make a small profit from items purchased through these links. I only recommend products that I have found useful to myself and to my clients!)

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