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

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

by Karen Kleiman Author and Molly McIntyre Illustrator

A groundbreaking source of hope, compassion, and expert help, Good Mothers Have Scary Thoughts is packed with world-class guidance through simple exercises with comic illustrations and medical advice. Workbook prompts help to keep new moms engaged and focused on their self-care and mental health so that new moms can validate their feelings, share their fears, and start feeling better. Over 90 percent of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves followed by guilt and shame about those thoughts which remain secret, and can quickly grow into anxiety, postpartum depression, and even self-harm. Karen Kleiman is a leading authority on the subject of postpartum depression and uses easy-to-follow prompts that are perfect for new moms with limited time and removes the stigma mothers face when experiencing "bad" or "scary" thoughts by combining relatable comics with medical advice.