Postnatal depression or what? Do I think I became depressed? Probably, yes. This book documents my experience of having a baby and afterwards. I was positive, keen and energetic but struggled and can easily tell you that I found being a new mother one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. It is so difficult to explain to others the enormity of the problems when seen from a new mother's point of view. Only certain people will go through the whole gamut of nightmares, others none and some somewhere in between, so not every mother will appreciate that what they sailed through or did not experience can be a major difficulty for others.
This light-hearted little book is about my experiences and highlights the points that I found amusing, traumatic and also how others reacted. It is through this book that I would hope to help a new mother or father realise that what they are feeling can be a normal reaction to one of the great events of our lives. Dr. Caroline Bett
About the Author
Dramatic changes to the Betts' lifestyle had to be made after the birth of their son. This is a short narrative about my experience and I leave it to you to decide if this was post-natal depression