“One Mom’s Journey to Motherhood: Infertility, Childbirth Complications, and Postpartum Depression, Oh My!” is available for sale! Please visit my Facebook author page for info on my book. You can purchase via Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Or if you are an organization that would like to purchase in larger quantities, please send me a message via my FB author page, and I can arrange for you. Here is the press release (that I’d written) and a touching book review written by Kathy Morelli, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Director of BirthTouch, LLC®.
I took my passion for and experience in written communications and creating tools to educate colleagues, streamline procedures, and reduce processing errors at work to writing my book, with the goal of:
1. Sharing my experience so others would not feel as alone as I did when I was trapped in the dark PPD tunnel, not knowing what was happening to me and why.
2. Sharing what I learned from reading around 20 books and countless articles. The book isn’t just a memoir; it’s also a self-help guide that also touches on PPD basics (environment vs. heredity, risk factors); tips for the mom, partner, friends and family; and how to get help.
3. Helping to dispel motherhood myths that prey on the vulnerable emotions and weakened physical state of new moms. Speaking of motherhood myths, I focus on seven PPD / motherhood myths in my book. These seven myths, in my opinion, figure quite prominently when it comes to motherhood, especially first-time motherhood:
- Pregnancy is always a smooth, easy, and blissful experience
- Baby blues is the same thing as PPD
- PPD is a make-believe illness
- Loving your baby means never taking a break
- Motherhood is instinctive and can be handled solo (aka the Supermom Myth)
- All mothers fall instantly in love with and bond with their babies
- Breastfeeding is instinctive
4. Helping to spread the word that it really does take a village when it comes to raising a child, and mothering the mother is not a new trend of the “weak.”
5. For more on why I wrote my book and how I didn’t do this to profit (I laugh whenever I think about just how much i had to pay out of pocket to self publish), click here.
If you are interested in writing a book about your PPD story but are unsure how to get started (or have some questions or would like some advice), please do not hesitate to drop me a comment below (or send me a message via my FB author page), and I will email you back and we’ll see what I can do to help you start your journey to becoming an author!