Becoming A Calm Mom

Becoming A Calm Mom

How to Manage Stress and Enjoy the First Year of Motherhood

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Ledley outlines techniques for new mothers that will help them overcome self-doubt and anxiety about their abilities to parent. She describes strategies for healthy thinking, behavior, communication, and decision-making, and relaxation techniques. She addresses challenges with infants such as feeding, sleep, development, and illness, and dealing with emotions and loss of identity and freedom, self-confidence, and alone time. She includes discussion of both stay-at-home and working moms, and strategies for dealing with changes in relationships, from friends to family. An appendix addresses postpartum depression and anxiety. Ledley (Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple U.) is a mother and practicing clinical psychologist who works with new mothers. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781433804045
Characteristics: viii, 265 p. ; 22 cm


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