The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

8 Keys to Trauma Recovery by Babette Rothschild

In an Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine

Life, Reinvented by Erin Carpenter


When Survivors Give Birth by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus  

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke

The Birth Hour Podcast


Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel

This Isn’t What I Expected by Karen Kleiman and Valie Raskin

Association for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health  

Postpartum Support International

Solace for Mothers  Healing after Traumatic Birth 


Parenting With PTSD by Joelle Brandt and Dawn Daum

Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Trauma-Proofing Your Kids by Peter Levine & Maggie Kline

Parenting Safe Children

Local Resources:

Sexual Assault Survivor’s Support Group

Victim Witness


Mom’s Groups

Pregnancy and Postpartum Group

JLB project

Postpartum Warm Line: 888-434-MOMS (6667)

Other resources:

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)