Quotes from Mothers
Mothers from Many Countries Shared Their Stories
The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book: Real Stories from Women Who Lived Through It and Recovered included stories from women in the following states in the United States of America: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Stories are also included from mothers in the following countries around the world: Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Holland, Ireland, New Zealand, and Switzerland.
Quotes from Mothers who Sent Their Stories
"Thank you for doing this book, so that more women can get the help they need at what should be a joyous time."
"I'm happy to lend any help. I can because I went through hell on earth after my daughter was born. I got through it and so can those mothers who feel very lost...I can help."
"Thank you. A wonderful idea. My husband thought I was just out of my mind..."
"I will do my best to describe what was the worst time for myself and my family...but also a time when I unwittingly experienced the most growth in my life..."
"I have been astonished to discover just how prevalent - and "closeted" - postpartum depression is. I make a point of "coming out" about it immediately to other moms and non-parents that I meet, and I inevitably hear a response like "I thought I was the only one." The wimpy paragraph in most standard parenting/babycare books doesn't begin to cover this. I would be delighted to share my experience."
"The only thing that kept me sane was knowing that others had PPD and made it through. I searched desperately for anyone with my symptoms to reassure myself that I, too, would one day have my life back and be happy to be alive. By far the most help came from former sufferers. This book will be a great resource."
"Thank you for putting together such a book. Women telling their stories will enable future moms to not feel so alone."
"It's hard to believe that moms can have these bizarre feelings...and it would have helped my husband to see a book like this, to know we weren't the only ones going through it."
"Sounds like a wonderful book...something I certainly could have used during such a difficult time in my life. Thanks."
"Having a baby was wonderful, but it was also so scary. I look forward to providing some answers to what helped me."
"I desperately searched for resources when I had postpartum depression and found very little. I called countless mothers for reassurance that I was not crazy or non-maternal. Thank you for taking this subject on!"
"Thanks for taking on such a huge task...I can't wait to see the wonderful treasures you're compiling."
"I would be very interested in contributing to this book and really admire your efforts. I hope my story as a Postpartum Depression "survivor" will help many mothers battle and win!"
"I found myself engrossed in telling my story so much that once I began writing, I found it extremely difficult to stop. It's not difficult to believe the book will be similar in nature. Thanks for the opportunity to share."
"Black as those postpartum depression days were, it is like a soothing balm to read about others who understand those same feelings. I don't wonder if there will be a market for your book, I know there will be. I wish you all the best."
"I can't wait to see and read this book. I, like others, have wanted to write an entire book about my experience, but have just never gotten around to it. Thanks for picking up the ball for all of us."
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Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade