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1529112540
What have I done?: motherhood, mental illness & me
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Author: Dockrill, Laura
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Genre: Postpartum psychiatric disorders
Classification: 618.76
Publisher: Vintage, 2021
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781529112542
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Originally published: London: Square Peg, 2020
Laura Dockrill had an idyllic pregnancy and couldn't wait to meet her new baby. But as she went into labour things began to go wrong and Laura started to struggle. A traumatic birth, anxiety about the baby, sleep deprivation, a slow recovery - all these things piled up until Laura felt overwhelmed. As many as 8 out of 10 new mums struggle in the weeks after birth. In Laura's case these feelings escalated scarily quickly into post-partum psychosis. She became paranoid and delusional and had to be institutionalised for a fortnight without her baby. Throughout this time she was haunted by a sense of: 'What have I done?'. Laura's experience was devastating but this is a hopeful book. Not only has Laura slowly recovered she has come out the other side stronger and more assured about parenting on her own terms.
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