Because many who practice Creighton are Christian, especially Catholic, I have included religious and secular resources. The * indicates a Christian-based resource and ** indicates a Catholic-based resource. Even if you aren't religious, these resources may provide additional comfort, so feel free to check them out at your comfort level.
Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Becoming a Calm Mom: How to Manage Stress and Enjoy the First Year of Motherhood. Deborah Roth Ledley; American Psychological Association, 2009. Pregnancy Blues: What Every Women Needs to Know About Depression During Pregnancy. Sheila Mulkarni Misri; Bantam Dell, 2005. *Some find this book helpful while others find it adds to their depression. Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health and Happiness-Before, During and After Pregnancy. Lucy Puryear; Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility. Diamond, Diamond, Jaffe and Diamond; 2005. Healing the Infertile Family: Strengthening Your Family Relationship in the Search for Parenthood. Gay Becker; 2007. Pennies from Heaven: 101 Meditations for Couples Trying to Get Pregnant. Frances Stone, Philip Stone; 1998. *I have not read it, but the previews and reviews do not seem religious, only insightful and humorous. Sweet Grapes: How to Stop Being Infertile and Start Living Again. Jean W. Carter, Michael Carter; 1998. Infertility and Involuntary Childlessness: Helping Couples Cope. Beth Cooper-Hilbert; 1998. A Little Pregnant: Our Memoir of Fertility, Infertility and a Miscarriage. Linda Carbone, Ed Decker; 1999. *Has some graphic details about infidelity fantasies. The Long-Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility. Ellen S. Glazer; 1998. Adoption: Choosing It, Living It, Loving It. Dr. Ray Guarendi; 2009. *The Infertility Companion: Hope and Help for Couples Facing Infertility. Sandra Glahn & William Cutrer. Kegel Pub.; 2010 *When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden: Encouragement for Couples Facing Infertility. Sandra Glahn & William Cutrer. Kregel Pub.; 2010 *Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage and Abortion Loss. Jennifer Saake & Barbara Deane. NavPress; 2005.**SHE (Sarah-Hannah-Elizabeth) Infertility Support Group-A Catholic support group for women enduring primary or secondary infertility. **Facing Infertility: A Catholic Approach. Jean Dimech-Juchniewicz. Pauline Books; 2012 **The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples. Angelique Ruhi-Lopez & Carmen Santamaria; Ave Maria Press, 2012.
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart. Deborah L. Davis; 2005. *Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy. Pam Vredevelt. Multnomah Books; 2009. *Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional Companion for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child. Kathe Wunnenberg. Zondervan; 2010. **Ava's Grace-Miscarriage resources for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend