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What Have I Done? Motherhood, Mental Illness & Me

by Laura Dockrill - £8.99  Vintage Publishing (2021)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781529112542 | ISBN 10: 1529112540

Like any new mum, Laura Dockrill felt rather overwhelmed after the birth of her son.
 
But a slow recovery, sleep deprivation and anxiety quickly escalated into postpartum psychosis, and she had to spend a fortnight in a psych ward, separated from her family. It was only when Laura began to put her ordeal into words that she began to find herself again, and recovery seemed within reach.
 
This is Laura's raw, honest and life-affirming story of how she made it through one of the most frightening experiences a mother can face.
 
Now, she wants to break down the silence around postnatal mental health, shatter the idealised expectations of perfect motherhood, and show all new struggling parents that they are not alone.

(Price & availability last checked: May 2021)

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