Author Lucy J. Puryear, M.D. is an expert in women's emotional health before, during, and after pregnancy. Using personal stories from her own practice, she talks about the virtually universal feelings of pregnant women: fear of losing control, being a bad mother, and loss of a career. By explaining exactly what is going on with your hormones, she empowers women to make a plan for emotional well being during this exciting and sometimes scary time. Paperback.
From a nationally recognized medical expert, a book as essential to a woman’s emotional health during pregnancy as What to Expect When You’re Expecting is to her physical health
Having a baby presents unique challenges for mothers both physically and psychologically, yet the mental health aspect of maternity is rarely given its due. As an advocate for women's reproductive health, Dr. Lucy J. Puryear is changing that. In this informative, reassuring book, Dr. Puryear examines the emotional health issues associated with pregnancy and postpartum, providing an indispensable resource for expectant parents and for those who wish to become pregnant.
LUCY J. PURYEAR, M.D., is a practicing psychiatrist specializing in women’s reproductive mental health. She has been director of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic at the Baylor College of Medicine, and was expert witness for the defense in the trial of Andrea Yates. She lives in Houston, Texas.