About the author
W ho should read this book and w hy
W hat is depression? – official and
W hat it feels like to be depressed
W ho gets it and what causes it
What is postnatal
Different theories and different kinds
The baby blues
Postnatal distress and depressed moods
Trauma follow ing birth
Factors influencing PTSD?
W orrying about the baby's health
and w elfare
Getting the best support over the
Coping with depressed moods
Finding social support
Not all company is supportive
Getting support to prevent PND
W hat has happened to me?
Motherhood and the arrival of
The healthy grief reaction
Feeling too fat
Losing your looks
Losing my self
Being clear about w ho you really are
Finding yourself as a mother
W hat is the truth about the
Is maternal instinct a biological drive?
Is there a paternal instinct?
Is biology destiny?
W ere you born know ing how to bath
But, w hat does make a good mother?
Negotiating the boundaries betw een self
Voices of the experts
The paradoxical burden
W omen's rage: gender relations or PND
W hat do w omen expect?
Understanding PND by proxy?
Taking control: w hen and how ?
Finding the help you need
Cognitive–analytic therapy (CAT)
Cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT)
W here to go from here?
Portraits of the women
Useful books, addresses
Notes and references