Hi Everyone, I'm currently in the process of completing an online course with Future Learn on Psychology & Mental Health Issues. It has inspired me to find out more about postpartum psychosis and lo and behold I found you. Wish I had the chance to share my experiences following my episode all those years ago. I was sectioned and hospitalised for 8 weeks following the birth of my first child. No previous mental health issues before or since, no problems at all with my second child. I was admitted with hypomania within a week or so of giving birth. It was as if my mind was on overdrive, although I had no insight at the time that anything was wrong. To add insult to injury, I developed depression once I got home. In the aftermath, I felt embarrassed, ashamed and very alone and lost confidence in myself. Apart from 1 outpatient appointment, there was no aftercare or the opportunity to discuss with anyone to help me come to terms with it. So I just buried it and got on with being a new mum. It has always remained in the shadows on my mind though until this week! I sincerely wish you all the very best and make the most of this wonderful opportunity to share your experiences and get support. X
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