When we struggle with postpartum depression, we feel alone. Today I am going to list Postpartum Depression Books By Moms for Moms
Because behind every strong mama, is a kick ass story.
It’s easy to feel guilty or to even to feel like a bad mom because of postpartum depression; we don’t want to experience these feelings and we would do just about anything to feel normal again.
When we can connect with other moms that are going through exactly what we are, that is when we can begin to heal.
Unfortunately, maternal mental health issues [such as postpartum depression] are somewhat stigmatized in our society and that makes it harder to reach out for help.
The average mama fighting though PPD can feel overwhelmed and totally alone during her struggle; which can make moms feel like they’re fighting a lonely battle.
Mama, if you’re going through a hard time right now, I want to assure you that you are definitely not alone. And today, I want to share with you Postpartum Depression Books By Moms for Moms.
Recently, I wrote a post: 32 Books To Read While Struggling with Postpartum Depression.
If you haven’t checked it out, here it is:
Out of those 32 books, a lot of them were written by medical professions; but I wanted to scale my list down to books by real-life moms that struggled through PPD.
Because when we hear the stories from other mothers, we can begin to heal ourselves.
if you’re struggling bad with postpartum depression, grab my free postpartum depression survival ebook.
My free ebook offers advice, [from a mom that’s been there] tips on coping, resources, and ways to keep your body healthy as well as your mind.
Let’s get through this together, mama. I am here for you.
Now, I’ll bring you the good stuff.
Pin me for later! You’ll never know when you will need it. And share for another mama.
Body Full of Stars
In this memoir, Molly May’s story postpartum story is dark and tender. The honesty and vulnerability of May’s story will leave you feeling inspired to share your own story of struggling.
When Postpartum Packs a Punch: Fighting Back and Finding joy
“First I had a baby, then I felt crazy.”
Kristina Cowan’s words really resonated through me as she describes her experience with a traumatic birth and the postpartum depression and PTSD that followed.
The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book: Real Stories from Women Who Lived Through It and Recovered
“I thought I was the only one.”
Sandra believed that her endless crying and feelings of worthlessness made her a terrible mom. She channeled her struggle with postpartum depression through The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book where other mothers came together to share their uplifting stories about making it through the darkness to find the light
Step out of your comfort zone with this honest book that talks about battling anxiety, depression, and self-doubt.
The Battle is a great book to remind yourself to practice self-care in order to manage a healthy life.
Mothering Through the Darkness
In this book, thirty mothers share their story of how they overcame postpartum depression and other maternal mental health issues.
This book is so inspiring for every mama out there that has felt like she was alone in her dark battle.
Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women’s Stories of Trauma and Growth
If you need more inspiration to get through postpartum depression, pick up Transformed by Postpartum Depression to read the journeys of 20 strong mamas that overcame their struggles.
And came out stronger than ever.
Me, Again: How Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Transformed My Life
Read about the personal struggles of Bridget Croteau– a mother that believed she truly had her life all pieced together… until postpartum depression blindsided her.
Bridget’s story is about overcoming postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression and how her life transformed from it.
The Happy Mommy Project
The Happy Mommy Project is all about finding the balance between motherhood and maternal mental health struggles.
Join Aubrey to discover the steps for overcoming postpartum depression, mom guilt, comparisonitis, and overwhelm.
Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression
You may be familiar with seeing Marie Osmond on television and in the limelight– but did you know that she struggled heavily with postpartum depression?
After she went public with her experience with PPD, she touched many lives with her raw story. In this book, you’ll read about how Marie overcame her postpartum depression, and she reveals how she is now moving on with her life.
Urban Goddess Mama: How I Got My Goddess Back After Postpartum Depression
For Melania Tolan, nobody prepared her for [what would be] the darkest period of her life.
In Urban Goddess Mama, Melania pours her soul out into the world for other mamas to read about how she got through the darkest time of her life.
Living Beyond Postpartum Depression: Help and Hope for the Hurting Mom and Those Around Her
You will find hope and healing with Living Beyond Postpartum Depression.
Best-selling author Jerusha Clark shares her own PPD story while offering scripturally based truths that will help restore, heal, and guide.
If you want to connect with another mama that has suffered significantly with postpartum depression, Sleepless Days is a book you will want to read.
Susan Resnick writes a powerful book about her journey and overcoming her ultimate darkness.
Beyond the Baby Blues
Beyond the Baby Blues is the story of Rebecca Starr’s experience of depression during pregnancy as well as her perinatal depression.
Down Came the Rain
Actress and model Brooke Sheilds opens up in her very raw and all-telling memoir Down Came the Rain.
In her memoir, Brooke shares her personal experience with postpartum depression as well as her struggle conceiving her daughter.
The Ghost in the House
In this raw book, Tracy Thompson details her dramatic struggle with being hospitalized for postpartum depression and put on suicide watch.
Past-Partum: From Shattered to Sane
Lauren Cecora is a military wife that details her darkness with postpartum depression.
Through her struggles, Lauren has developed five “sanity saving tips” that will help you, too, learn to balance the chaos of mom-life.
There you go! Postpartum Depression Books by Moms For Moms.
What did you think of this list?
Have you read any of these books or will you? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
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Thank you so much for reading!
Stay happy and healthy,