Hi, please comment below if you can.
I am the mom to a 6 year old child and had Post partum psychosis after her birth. My whole pregnancy I experienced symptoms, which became worse after her birth. I stayed in the hospital, mental health section and was put on medication and am now recovered.
I want to try for another baby but I am scared. One thing that worries me is after her birth I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As a result of that, and maybe because I am doing so well with the meds, I am STILL taking the medication I was put on 6 years ago after her birth. (I feel anxious about stopping it. Don't want to get unwell again.)
I just don't know if I can have another baby. I want to, but will the medication pass through the bloodstream when I am pregnant? Will I have to stop taking medication (I've considered it, of course talking to my doctor first). But because I am bipolar, if I stop taking the medication, is it a greater risk for me? I can't find a lot of resources for bipolar women who have had postpartum psychosis online.
Are there any other moms who can tell me if they have had successful pregnancies after post partum psychosis? And what did you do with the medication? Did you take it or stop or take it after you give birth? If anyone else is bipolar I would be interested in hearing your story.
Is anyone that is bipolar MEDICATION FREE after psychosis? That is my dream, to stop taking the meds one day and be ok. But I feel scared.
Thank you ladies.