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What Am I Thinking: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression Paperback – March 11, 2005
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"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.
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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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Addresses actual fears I've had and helped me to decide that I do want another baby despite the PPD.Published 16 months ago by Andrea Olson of Go Diaper Free
The book is well-written and thorough, and it helped me a lot with me 2nd pregnancy after a really tough time with PPD.Published 23 months ago by CGoodman
This book is not useful at all. I learned nothing and the suggestions were common sense. Mothering the Mother is a much better book to read if you're thinking of having another... Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by Guzel Seker
I suffered from ppd with my first child and am currently contemplating having another. I just started the book, but it has defentily put my mind at ease.Published on January 5, 2013 by Jessica Ike