By Michelle Cree
Having a baby can be a time of joy but also one of anxiety and even depression for new mothers. It is very common for new mothers to experience a short period of distress following childbirth and for more than 1 in 10 women, this distressing experience can be more prolonged. This practical self-help book based on Compassion Focused Therapy will help you to recognise some of the symptoms and, where appropriate, to normalise them, thereby alleviating their distress. It will also guide mothers-to-be and new mothers through the maze of confusing feelings that can arise.