The Mother-to-mother Postpartum Depression Support Book: Real Stories from Women who Lived Through it and Recovered
“I thought I was the only one...”
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.
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Now That I've Recovered Since having my second (and last) child, I have
discovered the fascinating and rewarding world of being a labor and support
doula. I have helped many other women going through PPD. I think all women
need to know they are not alone in their doubts, and I regularly share my new
mother memories with moms I support. I think it helps them get through those
rough first weeks. All you can do as a new mom is realize that eventually the
babies do get older and ...
I have since become a doula. Now I help other women. I never thought I'd survive
, let alone support others. Now when I walk into their homes and they cry, I tell
them my story and it helps them. They know they are not alone and they are
relieved. Thoughts for a Better Day If you are suffering from PPD, remember the
process to recovery seems to be two steps forward and one step back. The bad
days don't mean that you've lost all your hard-won progress. When those days
Now That I've Recovered I'm thankful for having gone through this if for no other
reason than to help educate others about it and help new mothers in any way I
can. I'm happy to say I had no PPD with my second child. I had a support group in
place, a doula, and a counselor if I needed them. -Ğİ^ Polly ^&*>~ At-Home Mom
Maine, USA I now have three boys, ages six, four, and the youngest is almost
three. My husband has never been supportive. When I would tell him how
exhausted I ...
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Mothers Overcoming Sleep Deprivation
Mothers Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
Mothers Overcoming Thoughts of Suicide andor Infanticide
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