Something To Live For: My Postnatal Depression and How the NHS Saved us (Hardback)- by Laura Canty
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Laura Canty is a new mum.
She has her beautiful baby boy, Arthur, and a wonderful husband. She has new mum friends on the local WhatsApp group, and everyone in her life is supportive and happy for her. But Laura doesn't see it this way.
In the weeks since her baby was born, like 1 in 5 women, Laura has developed Postnatal Depression. In fact, she has decided that the only way out of her current situation is for her to kill herself, or her baby...
Laura Canty has written a moving and refreshingly honest memoir, full of truth and hope, to finally lift the lid on PND, revealing not only the little discussed realities of the illness - but also how an incredible NHS Mother and Baby Unit literally saved her and Arthur's lives.
This is the book to buy if you or anyone in your life is feeling at odds with what society promotes as the joy of new motherhood - darkly humorous, this story is one of deep lows but ultimately an incredible ray of hope to anyone feeling the same.
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 218 x 140 x 28 mm