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The Resource Birth notes : a memoir of hysteria, Jessica Cornwell

Birth notes : a memoir of hysteria, Jessica Cornwell

Label
Birth notes : a memoir of hysteria
Title
Birth notes
Title remainder
a memoir of hysteria
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Cornwell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 lifethreatening 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 reemerging 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cornwell, Jessica
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cornwell, Jessica
  • New mothers
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
  • Women novelists, American
  • Infants
Target audience
adult
Label
Birth notes : a memoir of hysteria, Jessica Cornwell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9780349014289
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2022017445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Birth notes : a memoir of hysteria, Jessica Cornwell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9780349014289
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2022017445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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