There are few ambitious, successful and comprehensive guides to postpartum depression for non-experts. Fortunately for us, Dr. Sara E. Rosenquist opens a path for ordinary couples to self-heal. Using direct lucid prose and everyday examples the author identifies and provides ways to relieve the often underappreciated distress of postpartum depression. I admire this book for its brilliant melding of compassionate insight, fascinating research summarizations and presentation of excercises, chapter-by-chapter, to be used to restore a sense of well-being.
Elaine Crovitz, Ph.D.
Emeritus Faculty, Duke University Medical School
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology
American Board of Professional Psychology
After the Stork is a detailed and thoughtful guide to challenges that new parents encounter as they make this major life transition. It offers a wealth of different practical strategies that can be used by parents to minimize or mitigate postpartum depression. Because it is so evenhanded and thorough in addressing issues that both mothers and fathers may face, it is a must read for couples expecting or welcoming their first child.
James F. Paulson, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Eastern Virginia Medical School
As a female ObGyn physician and mother of four, after reading this book - I have insight that may help me be a better mom and wife, but also a better doctor. Dr. Rosenquist's wisdom is appreciated throughout the book. I appreciate her teaching us why depression can set in after having a child, but also value her detailed steps and advise on how to prevent and overcome it. I will recommend this book to all my patients and friends.
Andrea Lukes, M.D., MHsc, FACOG
Director, Women's Wellness Clinic Durham, NC
Founder and Chair of the ObGyn Alliance
Books for professionals are often long on science and short on practicality, while those for non-professionals are often filled with advice not based on scientific facts. In After the Stork Dr. Rosenquist has blended the best of both worlds. Professionals will learn about the daily realities of postpartum depression, and readers with new babies will not only get exceptionally sensible guidance, but will discover the science behind it in a format that is fascinating and easy to grasp. This is a must read for those who care for new parents, and can serve as an invaluable roadmap for those who wish to prevent post partum depression, or overcome it if it has come into their lives.
John C. Linton, PhD, ABPP Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston
co-author of The Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan