She couldn’t understand what was happening to her. She had just given birth to a healthy baby, and everything was doing great. She had so much to be grateful for, so much to be happy about—so why was she feeling the exact opposite of grateful and happy?
And so begins Shoshanah Kagan’s true account of her experience with Postpartum Depression…
Coming next week, Shoshanah Kagan’s book, Waves of Blue, is sure to fill a very essential role in our community. Postpartum Depression is a serious condition, and one which can affect any new mother. It is not “just another case of ‘Baby Blues’,” and it is certainly not something to be swept under the rug and left untreated, whether due to fear or lack of knowledge. That is why we expect Waves of Blue, which honestly and accurately chronicles one woman’s experience with PPD, to make such an impact on the frum community.
Shoshanah was your typical frum young wife and mother when she began experiencing the terrifying symptoms of PPD. At first she was in denial of them; then the guilt and shame kicked in. But once she and her husband learned to accept her condition and work with it, she knew she had taken the first step towards the road to blessed recovery.
And recover she did! As you read this eye-opening book, you will find yourself connecting to Shoshanah, as she rides the waves of a journey she did not ever intend or want to be on—but was to eventually see the good in, as she grew from the experience. You will relate to her, cry with her, and—most importantly—learn and grow with her from her experience.
“Waves of Blue is mandatory reading for all women of childbearing age, their husbands, parents, and in-laws. It is also highly recommended for rabbis, doctors, and whoever may be in contact with a postpartum woman.”
— Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D.
“…This book is a critical contribution for the Torah world on the topic of the postpartum experience… This book will certainly be a tremendous source of comfort to those mothers and their families who currently suffer in silence…”
—Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser