Postnatal depression affects up to 1 in 10 women after giving birth. When life is tough eugh, there are so many unanswered questions. Why me? When will I get better? How do I get better? What will make life bearable? Written by an author with first-hand experience, this book is authoritative, comforting and hopeful. It focuses on coping strategies for day-to-day life, how to approach different treatments and where to find support. Case studies are included from women who have overcome postnatal depression, as well as partners and family members accounts of the condition and input from health professionals with specialist kwledge. Each chapter has been written so readers can dip in and out, making it accessible for the whole family. Postnatal depression is a temporary illness; this book aims to help families struggling with postnatal depression by giving them the information and support to rise above the illness and create a balanced and happy home life.
Catherine Burrows lives in Kent with her husband and two young children. After both her babies were born, she suffered with postnatal depression. An expert in postnatal illnesses once told her that the condition would open up new avenues in her life. After beginning a successful career as a writer and helping to make The Write Place Creative Writing School in Dartford the success it is today, Catherine feels this has come to fruition. By combining personal experience with her desire to write, she is proud to put her name to the book she wished she had read when she was ill.