Ruth Briddon is mother to 12-year-old Alex. Married at 28 and wanting it to be for life, she suddenly found herself alone with a 5-month-old baby and the knowledge that her husband had been having an affair all through her pregnancy. She also had postnatal depression, but until she studied for her counselling qualifications she didnt realise that's what she'd had.
When Alex was two weeks old Ruth knew exacty what she wanted to do when she grew up! She was going to be a counsellor and help women through the transitional stage of parenthood. She prepares them mentally for birth and helps them adjust to their new careers as parents. She lives in Devon, and loves what she does.