A sensitive and practical look at all types of postnatal depression and what you can do about it. There can be many reasons why more than one in ten new mothers experience post natal depression:
a social and emotional response to becoming a new mother
a lack of progesterone after birth
depressive illness which may need prescription of antidepressants Heather Welford explores, mostly from the sufferer's position, exactly what PND is, why it occurs and what to do. An essentially practical and sympathetic book with useful case studies of mothers, family and friends throughout. This is a book to cover each end of the spectrum from loneliness, extreme fatigue, frustration or lack of confidence to post-natal psychosis.