An Excerpt from Catherine Cho's Book on Postpartum Psychosis

In her new memoir, Inferno, Catherine Cho describes her experience of postpartum psychosis following her first pregnancy.

"I go back to my truths. I am Catherine. I am married to James. I have a son. 


Counting my footsteps makes me feel reassured. Numbers are certain; they hold a linear logic. It occurs to me that no matter how many steps I take, I will remain constant, in this place. 


I try to remember, but I can only recollect moments. I remember a baby. The curl of a small fist. The feel of a breath against my arm."


She shares a longer excerpt on Refinery29, which can be read here


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