Antenatal and Postnatal Depression
Practical Advice and Support for All Sufferers
By (author) Siobhan Curham
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Antenatal and Postnatal Depression by Siobhan Curham
Book DescriptionPregnancy is often assumed to be a happy time in a woman's life. The prospect of having a baby together with the 'bloom' of pregnancy all combine to a general feeling of excitement and fulfillment. But it isn't always like this. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 mothers suffer from antenatal depression, where uncontrollable crying fits, mood swings and irrational fears dominate their pregnancy. And it doesn't just affect the mother: recent research has shown that antenatal depression can affect the fetus, in some cases causing low birth weight and premature delivery. Recent research has also shown that as many as a third of antenatal cases then go on to suffer from postnatal depression, which in itself affects 10 per cent of all new mothers. Antenatal and Postnatal Depression is a much-needed handbook for all mothers who suffer from ante- and/or postnatal depression, reassuring sufferers that they are not alone. It looks into the possible causes, offers practical advice and support and contains a Foreword by the Director of the Fetal and Neonatal Stress Research Centre at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Dr Vivette Glover.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091856076
(232mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Siobhan Curham
Siobhan Curham has suffered from antenatal depression. In writing this book she was helped by Dr Vivette Glover, Director of the Fetal and Neonatal Stress Research Centre at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London.
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