I've posted a lot of here, I've gained so much support from this site. Thanks to all.
Starting to think about baby number two. I had pp 18months ago. Just want to try and think of all natural ways to reduce risk of relapse. I've decided not to take preventative meds, I got so tired on Aripriprizole and coming off them was difficult. I know there's a 50% chance I'll get pp again, but there's a 50% chance I won't so I'd rather not take meds unless I have symptoms.
Does anyone else think that breastfeeding may trigger pp? I loved doing it and knows it's the best milk for baby but I'm worried it adds to hormone changes. My last midwife said that the part of the brain that has psychosis also is the part that produces milk, I think it might be overstimulated but I can't find any research.
Really hope I don't get it again, a lot of my friends have had babies and I'm so jealous of their problem free time with their babies! I'm completely back to being me now though, I thought I'd recovered after 8 weeks but it's only the past few months that I've felt completely back to normal and confident