CANCELLED - Laura Dockrill

CANCELLED - Laura Dockrill

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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We are in the process of contacting all ticket holders to advise. Due to a high volume of calls and emails we kindly ask that customers refrain from contacting us during this unprecedented period as we will contact you directly regarding reimbursement. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience.

What Have I Done?

Join Laura, and a special guest, as she shares her story in order to break the silence around post-natal health. Laura is here to tell new parents: you are not alone.

Laura Dockrill had an idyllic pregnancy and couldn't wait to meet her new baby. But as she went into labour things began to go wrong and Laura began to struggle. A traumatic birth, anxiety about the baby, sleep deprivation, a slow recovery - all these things piled up until Laura, like any new mum, felt overwhelmed.

As many as 8 out of 10 new mums struggle in the weeks after birth. In Laura's case these feelings escalated into postnatal psychosis. She became paranoid and delusional and had to be institutionalised and separated from her baby. Throughout this time she was haunted by a sense of: 'What have I done?'.

Laura's experience was devastating but this will be an event full of hope. Not only has Laura recovered, she has come out the other side stronger and more assured about parenting.

"Having had a terrible time after the birth of my first born I was so overwhelmed with relief that Laura wrote this book for those of us who didn’t have the fairy-tale. A must read for all of those muddling through." - Paloma Faith

Times: 11am-12pm
Tickets: £13.50*, Under 25's £5*, Festival Friends £2 off
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
*Includes £1 booking fee

This event is promoted by Bury Festival and Words Weekend.