My baby arrived on Thu - healthy baby girl delivered at home as planned (I was so relaxed I didn't need pain relief!)
No hypnosis cd this time at all as not recommended by NHS after pp.
I took Ariprizole 10mg on delivery and will be for a year or two, no side effects are noticeable yet but I expect the weight won't shift (not a problem though). Gave first breast feed now just bottle (hard decision but best as our safety and MH comes first)
In pregnancy, I reduced stress to a minimum, went sick from work as soon as pressure built up. I attended a pregnancy yoga & Aqua to relax, also got plenty of help with my two year old,
I assume I'm at major risk of pp (50%) until she's 3 weeks, high risk until 12 weeks, then medium risk forever. Please correct me if wrong.
My background is on previous posts - no known history of MH, pp out of blue with major symptoms on day 5 but on further analysis, I've alway had mood swings from a bit elated to a bit low so diagnosed bipolar in Dec.
I'm sleeping 4-6 hours a day now, family do night feeds but I just can't get full 8 hours overnight. I feel tired but just wake when she does even if separated and eating ear plugs. Midwife informs me this is normal so I'm not worried. Last time I got no sleep until sedated at 13 days post partum. I just nap when tired as family very supportive.
Please keep fingers crossed / pray for me & I'll keep you updated xx