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This review is from: Motherless Mothers: How Losing a Mother Shapes the Parent You Become (Paperback)
As a bereavement support worker I searched for a book on this subject and was blessed to find this one. This is a complicated area of bereavement which can result in a new Mum being completely overwhelmed by grief many years after her own mother's death, a difficult concept for family and friends to understand. The isolation, fear, self doubt and resurgence of grief experienced can be devastating at a time which should be a sublimely happy one for her. In my experience this grief can be misdiagnosed as post natal depression resulting in antidepressants being prescribed. For anyone knowing a mum to be or a new mum who lost her maternal guide through bereavement please do read this book, knowing how to support and reassure her will be the greatest gift you could give.