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Table Of Contents

About the author
Introduction
W ho should read this book and w hy
W hat is depression? – official and unofficial definitions
W hat it feels like to be depressed
W ho gets it and what causes it
Explaining depression
What is postnatal depression?Discovering the paradox
Different theories and different kinds of depression
The baby blues
Postnatal distress and depressed moods
Postnatal depression
Trauma follow ing birth
Factors influencing PTSD?
W orrying about the baby's health and w elfare
Getting the best support over the postnatal period
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 self-confidence
The healthy grief reaction
Losing sleep
Losing time
Bodies
Breastfeeding
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 maternal instinct?
Is maternal instinct a biological drive?
Is there a paternal instinct?
Is biology destiny?
W ere you born know ing how to bath a baby?
But, w hat does make a good mother?
Negotiating the boundaries betw een self and other
Voices of the experts
Postnatal depression by proxy
The paradoxical burden
W omen's rage: gender relations or PND by proxy?
W hat do w omen expect?
Understanding PND by proxy?
Taking control: w hen and how ?
Social support
Emotional fitness
Finding the help you need
Cognitive–analytic therapy (CAT)
Cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT)
Physical fitness
W here to go from here?
Conclusions
Portraits of the women
Useful books, addresses and websites
Notes and references
Index
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Postnatal Depression: Facing the Paradox of Loss, Happiness and Motherhood

Postnatal Depression: Facing the Paradox of Loss, Happiness and Motherhood

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Why do I feel so sad when I am so happy? I must be a badmother.

Having a baby is usually a reason for happiness and celebration.Depression after childbirth causes emotional pain and sufferingthat lives side by side with the joy. That is the underlyingparadox and it is that paradox that frequently leads to sense ofbewilderment and guilt.

Through the stories of 24 women trying to negotiate their lives asmothers, Paula Nicolson helps women understand more about therealities of motherhood. Ninety percent of new mothers findthemselves in tears and feeling "down" soon after giving birth andone in ten will become depressed during the first year. PostnatalDepression: Facing the paradox of loss, happiness and motherhoodshows how better self-knowledge and a greater understanding of PNDcan help lift the burden and restore self esteem and harmony tomothers and their families.
Why do I feel so sad when I am so happy? I must be a badmother.

Having a baby is usually a reason for happiness and celebration.Depression after childbirth causes emotional pain and sufferingthat lives side by side with the joy. That is the underlyingparadox and it is that paradox that frequently leads to sense ofbewilderment and guilt.

Through the stories of 24 women trying to negotiate their lives asmothers, Paula Nicolson helps women understand more about therealities of motherhood. Ninety percent of new mothers findthemselves in tears and feeling "down" soon after giving birth andone in ten will become depressed during the first year. PostnatalDepression: Facing the paradox of loss, happiness and motherhoodshows how better self-knowledge and a greater understanding of PNDcan help lift the burden and restore self esteem and harmony tomothers and their families.

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