A harrowing memoir about a womans struggle with postpartum depression.Nine days after the birth of her daughter, Amanda was involuntarily admitted to a Toronto psychiatric ward for postpartum depression (PPD). The typical hold-and-release process in Ontario is seventy-two hours. She stayed eighteen days.New parent sleep deprivation is familiar, but Mundays tumultuous experience with depression is one rarely discussed within parent communities. Any mental illness comes with a strong public stigma, and with mental illness connected to motherhood, the judgments run deep. Through her experiences, Munday presents the harsh realities of new parenthood and the quiet suffering postpartum depression commands. Day Nine is an intimate memoir that reads like a freight train, revealing how common life transitions childbirth and parenthood can unravel into a medical emergency few new parents are prepared for.EARLY PRAISE FOR DAY NINE"An intimate and honest portrait of a familys journey through pos...
|Title||:||Day Nine: A Postpartum Depression Memoir|
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Day Nine: A Postpartum Depression Memoir Reviews
Postpartum depression really was not on my radar. I went through two pregnancies, one in which I was high risk. But there was never any discussion with my various doctors about the possibility of postpartum issues occurring. Sure, your hormones will change but I was not educated or forewarned about depression. So I carried on and now 30+ years later I have been given a front seat ride along with Amanda as she educates us on her journey through postpartum depression through a new Mom’s eyes.
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Day Nine is a heavy read but a crucial one. After finishing this memoir my first thought was that it would be a read I recommend to everyone. You might think “Well post partum depression (PPD) doesn’t affect me, this probably isn’t a read for me”. I strongly disagree.
There is a critical message that was obvious throughout this memoir; the pressing need to support those living with depression and serious mental health concerns. In her introduction, Munday writes that speaking out about about her ...more