Resources


Anatomy of the Spirit; Carolyn Myss

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

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

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

MCPCP 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

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

MentalHealth.gov

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 Progress; blog on postpartum anxiety and depression

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

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

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

The Mother Of All Pregnancy Books; Ann Douglas

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

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; http://www.sidscenter.org

Children Die, Too: A Book for Parents Who Have Experienced the Death of a Child; Joy and Marvin Johnson; http://www.centering.org

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; http://www.sidscenter.org
  • 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

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 Covingtonhttp://www.centering.org

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; http://www.bereavementprograms.com

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


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