Sleepless Days: One Woman's Journey Through Postpartum Depression #2020

Sleepless Days: One Woman's Journey Through Postpartum Depression Susan Kushner Resnick Sleepless Days One Woman s Journey Through Postpartum Depression An unforgettable memoir of triumph and hopeShe couldn t sleep She couldn t stop trembling with anxiety And she worried that she would throw her precious baby boy down the stairs if she continued to lo

  • Title: Sleepless Days: One Woman's Journey Through Postpartum Depression
  • Author: Susan Kushner Resnick
  • ISBN: 9780312253363
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sleepless Days: One Woman's Journey Through Postpartum Depression Susan Kushner Resnick An unforgettable memoir of triumph and hopeShe couldn t sleep She couldn t stop trembling with anxiety And she worried that she would throw her precious baby boy down the stairs if she continued to lose her mind That is how Postpartum Depression tore apart Susan Kushner Resnick s world And she had no idea that thousands of other new mothers were experiencing the same aAn unforgettable memoir of triumph and hopeShe couldn t sleep She couldn t stop trembling with anxiety And she worried that she would throw her precious baby boy down the stairs if she continued to lose her mind That is how Postpartum Depression tore apart Susan Kushner Resnick s world And she had no idea that thousands of other new mothers were experiencing the same agony.While she struggled to take care of her two children, Resnick searched for a book by a survivor of Postpartum Depression, something that would show her in black and white that she could survive the worst period in her life But no such book existed So, when she finally conquered her demons, she wrote one.Sleepless Days is a brilliantly written, haunting memoir of her encounter with Postpartum Depression It is a story for the other 400,000 women who are afflicted with PPD each year and are desperate for reassurances that others have felt their despair and recovered It is a compelling narrative for anyone who has ever watched helplessly as a vulnerable woman fought against the weight of this mysterious disease.Resnick s symptoms begin with the onslaught of insomnia, anxiety attacks, and a general apathy toward her newborn son She loses weight and gains moodswings She suffers from an ongoing tension that no glass of wine can cut through She listlessly stumbles through each day like a zombie And because an entire summer feels like one long night, she comes to think of her existence as a series of sleepless days with the same fogginess and hypersensitivity, the same sense of disorientation and loneliness one feels when gazing out a window at streetlights and moonshine in the middle of the night.Feelings of isolation sear through every page of Sleepless Days Resnick recounts the hours spent watching the television screen wishing the people from the TV could smash through the screen and come sit with her And she compares her battle with insomnia to a menacing soldier standing guard over her, threatening her with images of what could happen to her child if she dares to allow herself a peaceful night s rest Her journey finally takes us into her world of therapy, which leads to her heartbreaking decision to forgo breastfeeding in order to begin taking antidepressants Through Resnick s devastating account shines a ray of hope She develops an extraordinary friendship with a Holocaust survivor She learns to lean on friends And she accepts the lack of control that defines her life Her own rebirth is juxtaposed with the arrival of Autumn She poignantly writes, The trees on this street are starting to look as if a child dipped her fingers into red and yellow fingerpaints and smeared them over the green parts They are dying a beautiful death And she is coming back to life.
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    1. Here s my review from where I purchased the book I had terrible postpartum depression for than 7 months My son is one of the worst cases of colic I have ever heard of, and anyone would have depressed with a baby like that This is the biggest difference between Susan s experience and my own Her son was lovely, an angel baby, and mine was well a hell baby That sounds terrible to say, but it was a hellish several months.I didn t find this book until my postpartum depression was gone, but it is the [...]

    2. This book was on my to read list for a long time probably since I had postpartum depression after the birth of my first child I m so glad I finally got around to it because it was really good I could relate to her experience and it was a good reminder of how far I ve come The only reason I didn t give it 5 stars was because I found it confusing that the author kept jumping around to different places in time without much clarification to help you find your place.

    3. All I can say is I wish I d had this book to read when I was experiencing PPD It resonated in so many ways.A definite recommendation for those wishing to know about postpartum depression and especially those suffering from it.

    4. This is a book that I have wanted to read for a while now However, the author s story seems so eerily similar to my own, that it kind of creeps me out Maybe I ll get the guts to read it one day

    5. This was an extremely helpful and insightful book about post partum depression and post partum mania.

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