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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Animals and Adults 'Brave and important ... beautiful, hilarious, clever ... I loved this book' Clover Stroud 'Funny, gruelling, wonderful' Claudia Hammond 'Brilliant' Nikesh Shukla 'Breath-takingly brave and honest ... by turns hilarious, heart-breaking and wise' Leah Hazard How did it come to this? I am tough, I am smart, I have lived alone. Now I am cracking, right down the middle... Six months after the birth of her son, Emma Jane Unsworth finds herself in the eye of a storm. Nothing - from pregnancy to birth and beyond - has gone as she expected. A birth plan? It might as well have been a rough draft! Furious and exhausted, her life is the complete opposite of what it used to be. She's swapped all night benders for grazed labia and Whac-a-Moling haemorrhoids. How did she end up here? In this brave and hilarious account of postnatal depression, Emma tells her story of despair and recovery. She tackles the biggest taboos around motherhood and mental health, from botched stitches and bleeding nipples to anger and shame. How does pregnancy adapt our brains? Is postnatal depression a natural reaction to the trauma of modern motherhood? And are people's attitudes finally changing? Dazzling and vital, After the Storm is a celebration of survival, holding out a hand to women everywhere.
|Publication date:||6th May 2021|
|Author:||Emma Jane Unsworth|
|Publisher:||Wellcome Collection an imprint of Profile Books Ltd|
|Categories:||Pregnancy, birth & baby care,|
Emma Jane Unsworth is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. Her first novel, Animals, now a major motion picture, for which Unsworth wrote the screenplay. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2019. She also writes for television and various magazines. Her latest novel, Adults, has been heralded 'hilarious' (Dolly Alderton), 'tender' (Jessie Burton) and 'dazzling' (Marian Keyes) and is a Sunday Times bestseller.More About Emma Jane Unsworth