Recommended Reading List

Here is a list of books that we found to be helpful & encouraging.

Please note: All views and opinions expressed do not necessarily state or reflect those of Yad Rachel.


A) Waves of Blue by: Shoshana Kagan

“A Frum Women’s Personal Experience with Postpartum Depression”

waves of blue



B) Delivery from Darkness by: Rabbi Baruch Finkelstein & Michal Finkelstein, RN, CNM with Doreen Winter, MSW

“A Jewish Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Depression”

Delivery from Darkness


 Great for Husbands!

C) The Postpartum Husband by: Karen Kleiman, MSW

“Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression”

the postpartum husband 2



D) This Isn’t What I Expected by: Karen Kleiman, MSW

“Overcoming Postpartum Depression”

This isn't what i expected



E) Down Came the Rain by: Brooke Shields

“My Journey through Postpartum Depression”



down came the rain



F) Getting Up When You’re Down by: Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD

“A Mature discussion of an Adult Malady- Depression and Related Conditions”

getting up when you're down



G) The Happiest Baby on the Block by: Harvery Karp, MD

“The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer”



the happiest baby on the block



H) Living Beyond Postpartum Depression by: Jerusha Clark

“Help and Hope for the Hurtling Mom and Those Around Her”



living beyong postpartum depression


I) The Mother to Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book by: Sandra Poulin

“Real Stories from Women Who Lived Through It and Recovered”



The mother to mother ppd support book



J) Postpartum Depression for Dummies by: Shoshana S. Bennett, PhD

“Reassuring, Positive Guidance to Help You Understand and Recover From PPD”


postpartum depression for dummies





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