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How Does Postpartum Depression Feel?”; created by the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health (NCMMH)a non-profit organization whose aim is to create awareness and to advocate for improved maternal mental health. Check out their website to learn more.

Why Treatment Is So Important Page

Still Face Experiment” is the work of Edward Tronick, Ph.D. Dr. Tronick developed the “Still Face Experiment” to demonstrate how important the connection between an infant and his or her closest caregiver is. Dr. Tronick is the Director of The Child Development Unit at UMass Boston where he is also a professor of Psychology. Dr. Tronick is the founder of the UMass Boston’s Infant-Parent Mental Health Program.

Serve and Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry” was created by The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Serve and return interactions shape brain architecture. When an infant or young child babbles, gestures, or cries, and an adult responds appropriately with eye contact, words, or a hug, neural connections are built and strengthened in the child’s brain that support the development of communication and social skills.

Check out the above websites to learn more about child development.

ADDitude; online magazine; Inside the ADHD mind

Adult ADHD and Relationships; dealing with symptoms together and overcoming relationship challenges;

Alcohol Addiction and Pregnancy; Alcohol Resource Guide is an organization that provides comprehensive, reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. This organization offers support and guidance for those who are struggling, as well as their parents, family members, friends, and health care workers.

Anatomy of the Spirit; Carolyn Myss

Baby 411 – Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Baby’s First Year; Ari Brown & Denise Fields

Birthing From Within; Pam England & Rob Horowitz

The Birth Parent; Penny Simkin

Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices; non-profit website for pregnancy information

Brazelton Touchpoints by T. Berry Brazelton; Model of Child Development

The Birth of a Mother; Daniel Stern

Down Came the Rain; Brooke Shields

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau

The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Want; Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC

Expecting Better; Emily Oster

The Expectant Father; Armin Brott & Jennifer Ash

Family Nurturing Center; The Welcome Baby service provides a celebratory home visit to families with newborns in Dorchester, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park, and Allston-Brighton

The First 40 Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing The New Mother; Heng Ou & Amely Greeven

The First Relationship; Daniel Stern

Jane Doe Inc.; The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Forever Families; family resource created and maintained by Brigham Young University

Love Me This Way: A Guide for Nurturing Self-Confidence and Joy; children’s book written by Lee Ellen Aven

The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds; John Bowlby

Mating in Captivity; Esther Perel

MCPAP for Moms (Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project); promoting maternal mental health during and after pregnancy. MCPAP is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health; 855-666-6272

Meditation Apps; article from on best free meditation apps

Milton Early Childhood Alliance (MECA); MECA is a community-wide group that seeks to support families and children, and to expand access to affordable, high quality early childhood care and education in the town of Milton, MA

The Mother Dance; Harriet Lerner

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Postpartum Stress Center; resource for PPD information and support

Postpartum Support International; PPD information and support; Massachusetts Warmline 866-472-1897

RESOLVE New England; IVF and infertility; 781-890-2250

Sing, Explore, Create, LLC; perinatal music therapy services

Strong and Tender; a book especially for fathers; Pat Schwiebert, RN

The Mother Of All Pregnancy Books; Ann Douglas

The Sh!t No One Tells You About: A Guide to Survive Your Baby’s First Year; Dawn Dias

This Isn’t What I Expected; Karen Kleiman & Valerie Raskin

PTSD and Traumatic Births; prevention and treatment of traumatic births

We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce; Constance Ahrons, Ph.D.

When Partners Become Parents; Carolyn and Philip Cowan

When Someone You Love is Depressed; Mitch Golant Ph.D. & Susan Golant 

When the Bough Breaks; documentary on postpartum depression

Why Not Home?; documentary on homebirth

Zero to ThreeZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development

Pregnancy Loss

A Child’s View of Grief: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors; Allen Wolfelt

A Guide for Fathers: When a Baby Dies; Tim Nelson

An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination; Elizabeth McCracken

Caregivers National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center;

Children Die, Too: A Book for Parents Who Have Experienced the Death of a Child; Joy and Marvin Johnson;

Compassionate Friends; supporting families after a child dies; 877-969-0010

  • When A Child Dies…The Compassionate Friends Can Help
  • Stillbirth, Miscarriage and Infant Death – Understanding Grief

Coping with the Heartache of Miscarriage; Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard

Courageous Parents Network; support around childhood illness and loss

The Death of a Child: Reflections for Grieving Parents; Elaine Stillwell

The Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau

  • After Sudden Infant Death: Facing Anniversaries, Holidays, and Special Events;
  • Selected Resources for Grieving Parents, their Families, Friends, and Other Caregivers

Ended Beginnings: Healing Childbearing Lossess; Claudia Panuthos & Catherine Romeo

Grandparents Cry Twice: Help for Bereaved GrandparentsMary Lou Reed

Heart Works: A Father’s Grief; Jereme Peterson

Life Touches Life: A Mother’s Story of Stillbirth and Healing; Lorraine Ash

The Love and Loss Project: Shining a Light on Child & Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage: A Book for Parents; Joy and Marvin Johnson

Mommy Interrupted; supports women and families facing challenges throughout the perinatal period, including infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, and postpartum concerns

Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA; pregnancy loss group; 617-694-6846

Our Stillborn Baby; Melinda E. Jennings

Out of the Darkness: Coping with and Recovering From the Death of a Child; Kimberly Amato

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Silent Birth. When Your Baby Dies; Sharon Covington

South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MA; pregnancy loss group; 781-624-5015

Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief and How to Make it Meaningful; Ashley Davis Prend, A.C.S.W.

When A Baby Dies: A Handbook for Healing and Helping; Rana K. Limbo & Sara R. Wheeler;

When Hello Means Goodbye; a guide for parents whose child dies before birth or shortly after birthPat Schwiebert, RN and Paul Kirk, MD

When the Bough Breaks; documentary on postpartum depression

Pregnancy Termination

A Heartbreaking Choice; support for those parents who have terminated a much wanted pregnancy

A Time to Decide, A Time to Heal; Minnick, Delp & Ciotti

Maternal Mental Health Matters Because Moms Matter


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