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Perinatal Mental Wellness

If you are interested in medication I have provided the profile for Dr. Kopelman who specializes in perinatal mental wellness. 

If you are experiencing an emergency consider these options:
1. Identify a support person to come sit with you. 
2.Contact the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline: 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262). 
3. Visit your nearest Emergency Department. 

Feel free to call or text me at 319-939-6508. You can also try to email me at However, if I am away from my phone or email it is important that you use the resources above to achieve feeling better as soon as possible. 


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Here is a list of my favorite books, blogs and podcasts. 

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

“Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood” – Karen Kleinman and Amy Wenzel

“This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression” – Karen Kleinman and Valerie Raskin, MD

“What About Us? A New Parents Guide to Safeguarding Your Over-Anxious, Over-Extended, Sleep-Deprived Relationship” – Karen Kleinman

“Dear Mama, You Matter: honest talk about the transition to motherhood” – Amanda Hardy, PhD



Perinatal Collective

Postpartum International Support


Mom & Mind

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

The Birth Hour

Here are some additional resources for perinatal mental wellness. 

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