The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book (Paperback)
Real Stories from Women Who Lived Through It and Recovered
Berkley, 9780425208083, 224pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2006
After she gave birth to a bouncing baby girl, Sandra Poulin felt like crying. And she did—for months. But they weren’t happy tears—Sandra felt worthless, could hardly sleep, and had thoughts of death. Like too many mothers around the world, Sandra had no idea that this common but baffling condition had a name: Postpartum Depression...
“Shouldn’t this be the happiest time of my life?”
What kind of mother, some might wonder, could feel depressed after having been so richly blessed with a baby? The answer: every kind, women from all walks of life, from all over the world, younger and older. And here, in a unique collection, are their stories of battles with PPD, with intimate details about the symptoms, the struggles, and the strategies that helped them emerge victorious.
Written by mothers, for mothers, this collection is an uplifting, enlightening—and perhaps even lifesaving—book.