Books

Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood.  Naomi Wolf

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts. Karen Kleimen and Amy Wenzel

NutureShock. Po Bronson

Mindful Motherhood.  Cassandra Vieten

Down came the rain.  Brooke Shields

 

Health – acupuncture, cranio, massage, etc.

www.fertilecalgary.com

 

For Dads

www.postpartumdads.org

 

Websites

www.postpartumprogress.com

www.postpartumstress.com

 

FREE Community Supports

Families Matter- includes telephone support  www.familiesmatter.ca

 

Doulas – for birth and postpartum support

Postpartum doulas can provide excellent in-home support after baby is born.  Some even provide overnight support if this is a need you have!

Sonja Kolstad http://www.tendertouchesdoulaservices.com (postpartum doula, birth doula, and carseat tech)

Kirsten Wallace http://www.swellmama.com/en/home  (birth doula)

Erin Moyen at Chavah Childbirth Services  (postpartum doula (does overnights), birth doula, childbirth education and breastfeeding support)

 

Crisis support and mental health support

Health link 811

Distress Centre 266-HELP

Mental health help line 1-877-303-2642

***If you feel at risk of harming yourself or your child, please call 911, or visit an emergency room.