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Almost me, A journey through miscarriage, postpartum depression and motherhood (Paperback) By: Quraisha Dawood

Almost me, A journey through miscarriage, postpartum depression and motherhood (Paperback) By: Quraisha Dawood

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Almost me by Quraisha Dawood is a journey through miscarriage, postpartum depression and motherhood.


Preface: The idea for this book did not come to me in a moment. It was gathered over time, slowly etching itself into being, much like the beginnings of life described at the start of Chapter 18 of the Qur’aan. From the depths of one’s soul, to a heartbeat, to love and loss, to becoming the woman I am. I remember these verses from Arabic class – that moment when my teacher explained the meaning to us. For some reason, it stuck with me. Life really does come full circle sometimes. Anyway, I suppose this book started much like that, in stages, and I am now at the stage where I can talk about my story. Through this journey filled with pain, heartbreak, moments of joy and anger I have had to relearn who I am, somehow learn to love myself and not let anyone try to unnerve me. I am still learning. My hope is that you feel less alone, find some understanding, or even laugh at my silly moments. Thank you for reading and being patient with me.


“’Almost me’ is a raw, unfiltered and much needed book for mums and dads to read. It breaks barriers of what motherhood is and what mums are expected to be. I love that Quraisha shares real life experiences and I know many mums will relate. Post natal depression is very real and very much a taboo subject in our community. Many mums experience the trepidatious journey of pregnancy after loss, myself included. Mental health is so greatly highlighted in this book and I hope that this gives mums the courage to seek out professional help.


“The moment a child is born, so is a mother. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is absolutely new.”Sumaiyya Karim Mothers Intuition


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