** After Birth by Elisa Albert


After Birth stars a new mother with postpartum depression, stumbling through life (and, annoyingly, constantly rehashing her emergency C-section, which she feels was unneeded, without proof that is was indeed the case), who regains her self-confidence and place in the world when she rescues another mom in the throes of the same post-birth haze and confusion. I thought this was the best portrait of the fog of early mothering I had ever read.

 

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