Books | Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers

All the secret thoughts on mothering depicted in 50 illustrations to show new moms that they are not alone in their struggles. New moms hardly have any time and this book was written with that in mind. No one expects post partum depression to happen to them but book helps validate the feelings, reassures you and inspires you to reach out for support if required. All moms will relate to and benefit from the invaluable information in this book!
Over 90 percent of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves. What if I drop him? What if I snap and hurt my baby? Mothering is so hard--I don't know if I really want to do this anymore. Gosh, I'm so terrible for thinking that! Yet for too many mothers, those thoughts remain secret, hidden away in a place of shame that can quickly grow into anxiety, postpartum depression, and even self-harm. But here's the good news: you CAN feel better!

With humor and honesty, this illustrated self-help guide for new mothers is especially effective in conveying, through speech and thought balloons, the differences between what new mothers might say and what they are really feeling. New mothers will find this work a reassuring companion in a challenging time.

Author Karen Kleiman--coauthor of the seminal book This Isn't What I Expected and founder of the acclaimed Postpartum Stress Center--comes to the aid of new mothers everywhere with a groundbreaking new source of hope, compassion, and expert help. Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts is packed with world-class guidance, simple exercises, and nearly 50 stigma-busting cartoons from the viral #speakthesecret campaign that help new moms validate their feelings, share their fears, and start feeling better. Lighthearted yet serious, warm yet not sugary, and perfectly portioned for busy moms with full plates, Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts is the go-to resource for moms, partners, and families everywhere who need help with this difficult period.

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