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Birth Notes : A Memoir of Recovery

Birth Notes : A Memoir of Recovery

Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
SKU: 9780349014289
R 355,00
R 301,75
A breathtaking memoir of recovery told from the crux where birth trauma and sexual trauma meet.
Following the birth of her first children, twin boys, Jessica Cornwell collapsed in a fever. Rushed back to hospital, she was initially dismissed, before a life-threatening infection was diagnosed. Alone, recovering, watching her body bruise and break, a curious thing happened: she stopped feeling. At home, the numbness remained. Nursing her boys through jaundice, learning to breastfeed, slowly re-emerging into a world where other mothers seemed to cope, Jessica hid her secret - she felt no love, only fear. Worse, vivid memories began to surface, of moments in her past she thought buried. Jessica began to name, one by one, the shadows that returned to haunt her first year as a mother. And in claiming back the words, she fought to claim back her life and the love she bore her young family. Birth Notes is the story - luminous, breathtaking and courageous - of forging a self from fragments. With eloquent rage and searing honesty, it speaks for the unvoiced and shines a light on maternal mental health. It is the love story of a mother for her children and a woman for herself.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780349014289
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Contributor By (author) Jessica Cornwell
Publication Date 2022-05-05
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 448
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 214 X 136 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 440
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Following the birth of her first children, twin boys, Jessica Cornwell collapsed in a fever. Rushed back to hospital, she was initially dismissed, before a life-threatening infection was diagnosed. Alone, recovering, watching her body bruise and break, a curious thing happened: she stopped feeling. At home, the numbness remained. Nursing her boys through jaundice, learning to breastfeed, slowly re-emerging into a world where other mothers seemed to cope, Jessica hid her secret - she felt no love, only fear. Worse, vivid memories began to surface, of moments in her past she thought buried. Jessica began to name, one by one, the shadows that returned to haunt her first year as a mother. And in claiming back the words, she fought to claim back her life and the love she bore her young family. Birth Notes is the story - luminous, breathtaking and courageous - of forging a self from fragments. With eloquent rage and searing honesty, it speaks for the unvoiced and shines a light on maternal mental health. It is the love story of a mother for her children and a woman for herself.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780349014289
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Contributor By (author) Jessica Cornwell
Publication Date 2022-05-05
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 448
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 214 X 136 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 440
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