About the Book

“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.”

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!

8 thoughts on “About the Book

  1. Ivy, thank you for this blog. I’m struggling through PPD now and was wondering if I could contact you to frame my own experience. Thank you for your consideration.

  2. I’m writing an ebook (which I’m going to serialise as a blog) about my experience of post partum psychosis. In fact it’s nearly finished. I’m trying to build an audience on twitter for when I launch the blog, do you have any tips on what I could do please?

  3. I have been on lexapro 20 mg for 12 weeks now and have slooowly been getting better but had panic attack at work today and took a Xanax. Very discouraged and scared. Can I talk with you? My number 586-468-6598. My email is lennyandchris@att.net

    • Hi Chris, sorry to hear about your panic attack. Have you spoken to your doc about this? What state do you live in? I will send an email later tonight as I am in transit right now.

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