My doctor has suggested we have a plan in place - a coping strategy - if we decide to have another baby. I spent 5 months in hospital after the birth of my son, recovering from a severe psychotic episode. I was transferred from a mother and baby unit to a more secure unit, and separated from my breastfed baby because I tried to hit a member of staff and absconded from the unit twice as a result of paranoia. I'm not sure how my husband will cope to maintain his full-time job, care for a newborn and toddler, visit me in hospital (where children are not allowed) or care for me if I'm recovering at home, and manage mentally, physically and financially. My Mum lives 1.5 hrs away and works full-time, my husband's parents live over 3 hrs away and are now in their 70s. Maybe we shouldn't take the risk, or maybe there is a way to manage this situation.
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