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The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and their Patients by Irvin Yalom.

Nuture Shock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.

The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide To Understanding And Nurturing Your Baby by William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: by Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.

Parenting From The Inside Out: by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack and Mary Pipher

The Myth of the Perfect Mother: Parenting Without Guilt by Jane Swigart, Ph.D.

Becoming the Parent You Want To Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the

First Five Years: by Laura Davis and Janis Keyser

Attached At The Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker

Parenting Your Anxious Child With Mindfulness and Acceptance: A Powerful

New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Christopher McCurry, Ph.D.

Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids By Keeping Your Cool by Hal Edward Runkel

The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide To Strengthening Your Marriage, Family and Friendships by John Gottman

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing The Daughters Of Narscissistic Mothers by Karyl McBride

Surviving A Borderline Parent: by Kimberlee Roth, Freda B. Friedman and Randi Kreger

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

Healing the Shame That Binds You by John Bradshaw

Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes by William Bridges

Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities Of Reality by Anthony De Mello

Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience by Sharon Salzberg

How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies: by Therese A. Rando, Ph.D.

Children and Grief: When A Parent Dies by J. William Worden

Don’t Let Death Ruin Your Life: A Practical Guide To Reclaiming Happiness

After The Death Of A Loved One: by Jill Brooke

I Wasn’t Ready To Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After The Sudden Death Of A Loved One: by Brook Noel

The Grieving Garden: Living With The Death Of A Child by Suzanne Redfern and Susan K. Gilbert

Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies: by Marta Felber

Healing the Child Within: Discovery And Recovery For Adult Children Of

Dysfunctional Families: by Charles L. Whitfield

Healing Humanity: Life Without Shame by Anne Stirling Hastings, Ph.D.

Healing The Shame That Binds You: by John Bradshaw

Co-Dependent No More: by Melody Beattle

Adult Children Of Alcoholics: by Janet G. Woititz

Trauma And Recovery: by Judith Lewis Herman

Healing The Child Within: Discovery And Recovery For Adult Children Of

Dysfunctional Families: by Charles L. Whitfield

Stop Walking On Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing The Daughters Of Narcissistic Mothers by Karyl McBride

Mayo Clinic Guide To A Healthy Pregnancy LIFE: by Lennart Nilsson

Watch Me Grow: A Unique 3 Dimensional Week By Week Look At Your

Baby’s Behavior and Development In The Womb by Stuart Campbell

And Baby Makes Three: The Six Step Plan For Preserving Marital Intimacy And Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives by John Gottman Ph.D. and Julie Schwartz Gottman

Pregnancy And Birth: Your Questions Answered by Karina Raynolds, Christoph Lees, and Grainne McCartan

Becoming A Calm Mom: How To Manage Stress And Enjoy The First Year Of Motherhood by Deborah Roth Ledley

Grace For The Race: Meditations For Busy Moms by Dena Dyer

CALMS: A Guide To Soothing Your Baby by Carrie Contey, Ph.D. and Debby Takikawa, D.C.

The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide To Understanding And Nurturing Your Baby by William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.

My Boys Can Swim: The Official Guy’s Guide To Pregnancy by Ian Davis

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook For New Dads by Gary Greenberg

A Man’s Guide To Pregnancy: How To Live With A Pregnant Person (and get out of it alive) by John Zakour

Checklists For The New Dad: The Expectant Father’s Guide To Pregnancy, Delivery and Baby’s First Year by Joe Deyo

A Silent Sorrow by Ingrid Kohn and Perry-Lynn Moffitt

Coping with Miscarriage by Mimi Luebbermann

Couple Communication After a Baby Dies – Differing Perspectives by Sherokee Ilse and Tim Nelson

Empty Arms: Coping after Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death by Sherokee Ilse

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah L. Davis

Life Touches Life: A Mother’s Story of Stillbirth and Healing by Lorraine Ash

Parenthood Lost: Healing the Pain after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death by Michael R. Berman

Pregnancy after a Loss by Carol Cirulli Lanham

Trying Again by Ann Douglas and John R. Sussman

Unspeakable Losses by Kim Kluger-Bell

When a Baby Dies by Ronald H. Nash

Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression by Marie Osmond, Marcia Wilkie & Judith Moore

Beyond the Blues, Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety by Shoshana Bennett & Pec Indman

Dads at Risk for Postpartum Depression? by Kate Thieda

Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields

It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown and A Much Needed Margarita by Heather B. Armstrong

Meltdown in Motherland by Elizabeth Isadora Gold

Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum by Lee S. Cohen & Ruta M. Nonacs

Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings & Needs After Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide by Sally Placksin

Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by Linda Sebastian

Postpartum Depression Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Overcoming the Most Common Complication after Childbirth by Joyce A. Venis, RNC & Suzanne McCloskey

Pregnancy Blues: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Depression During Pregnancy by Shaila Misri

Rebuild from Depression: A Nutrient Guide Including Depression in Pregnancy and Postpartum by Amanda Rose, Ph.D. & Annell Adams, M.D.

The Journey to Parenthood: Myths, Reality and What Really Matters by Diana Lynn Barnes & Leigh G. Balber

Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression by Karen R. Kleiman

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions by Kevin Gyoerkoe Psy.D. ACT, Pamela Wiegartz, Ph.D., ACT & Laura Miller, MD

Therapy and the Postpartum Women, Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek Their Help by Karen R. Kleinman

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin

Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness by Teresa M. Twomey

Understanding Your Moods When You’re Expecting by Lucy J. Puryear

Your Moods When You’re Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness — Before, During, and After Pregnancy by Lucy J. Puryear

What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression by Karen R. Kleiman

Put Down Your Birth Plan: How Idealizing Motherhood Is Causing Post-Partum Depression by Lauren Lund

Understanding Male Post-partum Depression by Christina Gillham

New dads can also suffer from postpartum depression by Bloomberg News

Prenatal and Postpartum Depression in Fathers and Its Assocation With Maternal Depression: A Meta-analysis by James F. Paulson, PhD; Sharnail D. Bazemore, MS

Fathers’ Depression Related to Positive and Negative Parenting Behaviors With 1-Year-Old Children by R. Neal Davis, MD, MS, Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP, Gary L. Freed, MD, MPH, & Sarah J. Clark, MPH

Who Will Screen for Postpartum Depression? by Sarah Gonser

Is Dad Stressed or Experiencing Paternal Postnatal Depression? by Diana Kelly

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Meet Dr. Ivy Margulies

Dr. Ivy Margulies is a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles specializing in maternal mental health, including postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, reproductive challenges, miscarriage, and newborn loss and grief. Ivy’s expertise also includes child and adolescent development and attachment parenting. …

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Clinical Education and Affiliations

Clinical Private Practice Santa Monica, CA – 2004 to Present Expertise in Grief, Young Widowhood, Survivors of Suicide, Trauma, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Loss, Infertility, Stillbirth, Death Midwifery, Pre- and Post-Natal issues, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Parenting, Infant and Child Development. …

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  • Providence St. John’s Hospital – Medical Staff Privileges
  • Providence St. John’s Hospital – Irene Dunne Guild
  • Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA)
  • The American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force
  • California Psychological Association (CPA)
  • The American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
  • Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA)
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
  • The American Psychological Association (APA)

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
  • Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA)
  • Postpartum Support International (PSI)
  • Alumni Board of the Wright Institute of Los Angeles
  • Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA)
  • National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA)

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