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What Have I Done? : Motherhood, Mental Illness & Me

Dockrill, Laura
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing (Vintage)
Published: May 6, 2021
ISBN: 9781529112542
352 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£8.99

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.

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