Publisher description for Understanding your moods when you're expecting : emotions, mental health, and happiness-before, during, and after pregnancy / Lucy J. Puryear.
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Lucy J. Puryear--a mother of four--is a pioneering expert in women"s emotional health before, during, and after pregnancy. Through stories from her own practice, she lifts the lid off little-discussed feelings that are virtually universal for pregnant women. She explains exactly what is happening to your hormonal system trimester by trimester, including what she calls the postpartum "fourth trimester." Dr. Puryear"s clear and compassionate advice on reducing the risk of postpartum depression will be of special interest, with this issue of urgent concern both in the media and in our homes. Here, and throughout her book, Dr. Puryear illustrates why knowledge is power when it comes to the overwhelming hormonal floods that accompany pregnancy and postpartum.
Understanding Your Moods When You"re Expecting includes reassuring,
expert advice on
how to deal with the normal fears most women face
making a birthing plan for emotional well-being
how and why to get essential rest
real-life bonding with your baby
eating disorders and OCD
how to make decisions about necessary medications during pregnancy
A book as essential to a woman"s emotional health during pregnancy as What to Expect When You"re Expecting is to her physical health.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Pregnancy -- Popular works.
Pregnancy -- Psychological aspects.
Childbirth -- Popular works.
Child care -- Popular works.