Helen Bells’ Story

Mine is a personal story of my transition from independent newly-wed, through the anguish and depression of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood… to the realisation that life, as I knew it, would never be the same again – not for me or my husband.

Having plunged into the depths of despair, almost from the moment of   conception, I wondered how I could possibly return to the cheerful,   carefree person I had once been.

The poignancy of my book centres particularly on the fact that I felt like an outcast who had nothing in common with other pregnant mothers and new parents. How could I feel so low when everywhere around me were books and ‘experts’ telling me how wonderful motherhood was and how overjoyed I should be feeling?

With the support of my family and friends; and a long-suffering husband,   two years on I am a happy, caring mother of a beautiful Son who is bonny, healthy and loved unconditionally.


My full story has been published as a book, which you can buy here.





Please take a look at my website for more information about me and my journey.