When the Bough Breaks
The Pursuit of Motherhood
Ali Sanders was happily married to her university sweetheart, and they had everything they could hope for. The next step for them was to become parents – but this wasn’t as easy as it seemed …
Following fertility issues, they decided to adopt twin boys and give them the happy family home they deserved. But just days after they brought the babies home, Ali discovered that she was pregnant at last, and they had to make the agonising decision to halt the adoption process in order to focus on her pregnancy. This devastating time left its mark on Ali, and her resulting sleeplessness spiralled into severe depression and the re-emergence of her overpowering OCD.
When the Bough Breaks tells the heart-wrenching story of Ali’s desperate attempts to become a mother, as she’d always dreamt, and describes how she had to learn to love her son. It is the inspirational tale of her recovery from heartbreak, postnatal depression and OCD in order to live a fulfilling family life.