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What Am I Thinking: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression Paperback – March 11, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (March 11, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1413473474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1413473476
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Kleiman's unflinching authority, emotional eloquence and skillful writing make this book a must." -- Elizabeth Goldman, MD Clinical Associate, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania

"What Am I Thinking" is a landmark contribution to our growing understanding about making a woman's choices truly informed. -- Jane Israel Honikman, M.S., Founder, Postpartum Support International (PSI), Co-Founder, Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP

"What a precious gift to women who have suffered the agonies of postpartum depression. This new book gives them hope." -- Helena M. Bradford, Chm The Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation for Postpartum Depression Awareness

"… an enormously useful, sensitive companion for anyone facing one of the most gut-wrenching decisions a woman will ever make." -- Valerie Davis Raskin, MD Author of “When Words are Not Enough” --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Karen Kleiman, MSW, Licensed, Clinical Social Worker, author of "The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression" and co-author of "This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression," has been counseling women and their families for over 25 years. A native of St. Louis, MO., Kleiman has lived in the Philadelphia area since 1982 with her two children and her husband. After graduating in 1980 from the University of Illinois at Chicago with her Masters in Social Work, she began her practice as a psychotherapist, specializing in women's issues.In addition to her clinical practice, Kleiman provides professional training for healthcare professionals and offers consultation services and supervision to therapists. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, Founder & Executive Director of The Postpartum Stress Center (postpartumstress.com), Licensed, Clinical Social Worker, co-author of "This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression" and "Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts" and author of "Therapy and the Postpartum Woman", "What Am I Thinking: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression" and "The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression", has been working with women and their families for over 30 years. She is an international expert on the topic of postpartum depression.

A native of Saint Louis, MO., Karen has lived in the Philadelphia area since 1982 with her two children and her husband. After graduating in 1980 from the University of Illinois at Chicago with her Masters in Social Work, she began her practice as a psychotherapist, specializing in women's issues. In 1988 she founded The Postpartum Stress Center where she provides treatment for prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. In 2009 New Jersey opened The Postpartum Stress & Family Wellness Center where they treat pregnant and postpartum women as well as children, adolescents and families.

In addition to her clinical practice, Karen provides specialized post-graduate training classes and inservices for healthcare professionals as well as consultation and supervision to therapists. She frequently lectures and continues to write on the topic of postpartum adjustment. Her work has been featured in local and national magazines, numerous radio shows, local and national television shows, "Inside Edition", The Oprah Winfrey Show and NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

Currently, Karen is affiliated with a number of on-line sites, where she writes articles, facilitates support chats and addresses concerns of postpartum and pregnant women. In addition to her work at The Postpartum Stress Center of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Karen maintains a general private practice where she treats individuals, couples and families.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Goldberg on April 25, 2005
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I remember saying aloud "What am I thinking?" when I became pregnant with my second child after a previous struggle with postpartum depression. I couldn't imagine having to go through it again. I had read Karen Kleiman's first book "This Isn't What I Expected" and it helped me immensely. I saw that she had another book and my own words caught my attention. "What am I thinking? " My questions and my fears and the issues that frightened me so were addressed in this book. Karen's book has helped to alleviate some of my fears and has taught me what I need to know as I welcome my second child into my family. I will read it again before my new baby is born. This is a must read for anyone who has struggled with PPD and wonders how she might handle having another baby. Thank you, Karen.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amy for POEM on July 12, 2006
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After suffering a long battle with postpartum depression my husband and I were very nervous about having more children. I read the book then shared it with him. We were able to use the tools it gives to have conversations that enabled us to make an informed decision. This year we welcomed our wonderderful new son. Easy to read and very usable book. As the director of a PPD suport group I reccomend it often!!!!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Heather J. Cooper on July 9, 2012
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The book was helpful but I just want to say something to all of the moms out there who are reading it. I had ppd with my first baby but I did not with my second. It was a totally different and wonderful experience so please know that just because you had it with one does not mean that you will have it again. For me, the second baby was so much easier because I had been through so much with the first. It is really scary to even think about going through that again but I am living proof that it is well worth it! Good luck! :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dana Brantley-Sieders on March 23, 2011
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Wish I'd had this for my first pregnancy. It helped a lot in preparation for the birth of my son and coping with PPD the second time. My husband got a lot out of it, too. I'd recommend it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Davis on October 15, 2008
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I found this book to be a good plan for treading into risky waters. It put anxious worries into perpective and encourages you with your decision no matter what it may end up being. I didn't want to put it down.
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