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A guide to your mind while you’re pregnant
The Washington Post

Pregnancy can be joyful. But for many, a positive pregnancy test can feel like an admission ticket to an intense roller-coaster ride.

There’s the pressure of choosing a name, deciding on a birth plan and managing relatives’ reactions. There are weird, gross and uncomfortable bodily sensations. And all too often, there’s a sense of fear, trauma and even loss.

Popular pregnancy guidebooks mostly focus on body and baby, not a pregnant person’s mind. “What No One Tells You” does the opposite.Written by reproductive psychiatrists Alexandra Sacks and Catherine Birndorf, it’s a guide to the inner experience of pregnancy, birth and the first year postpartum.