Hi. My name is Eno Izinyon. My sister has been recently diagnosed of Postpartum Psychosis. Please how can I get support and help to facilitate her recovery? How long will it take for her to recover? Please help me! Thank you.
Hello Eno and welcome to the forum,
I am sorry to hear that your sister has been diagnosed with PP. Does she have good family and professional support around her, perhaps she is in hospital at the moment? When I had PP nearly 8 years ago now, whilst I didn't believe it at the time, people told me I would get better. And I did - although I spent 3 months in hospital and it was a really hard time, I came through it and this forum also has other women who have been there too. The APP website also has some good information which might help for you to read, and your sister too when she is ready. Recovery can be a tough journey but your sister will get there. And you being there for her will be really important. Take care of yourself too, and here is the link to APP's Guides on Recovery and Partners, which might be of use to you:
Thank you Hannah. Yes, she'll be moving to join me and other sister in Birmingham. I sincerely prays she gets well. Thanks for the link. I'll look at it.
I hope you were able to find support for your sister struggling with PP and that she has moved closer to your family. Is she in a mother and baby unit or hospital?
It's very hard for family and friends to know what to say but there is a brilliant blog, ppsoup.com/2016/01/26/what-... which might be helpful. Rest assured with good medical care and support your sister will fully recover in her own time.
Take care ..... PP is a lot to come to terms with for everyone.
Thank you so much Lilybeth. She's recovering fast. She's at home with me. She's also learning to bond with her baby. It's been a tough journey and I feel so glad that things are turning out well.
That was an interesting piece in the link you sent to me. Very helpful. I appreciate the support I get here. Thank you
Thanks for taking the time to reply. So good to hear your sister is recovering and things are going well. I'm sure she is very comforted being at home with you.
We are all here to lean on. Take care.
Lilybeth, you have no idea how happy I was to read from you. It felt like I was given a hug and a comforting pat on the back to reassure me that all is well.
Infact, she is so happy and her husband has decided to relocate to Birmingham so my sister would be closer to me and my other sister and the entire family.
Thank you so much xx
That's lovely to hear enoizinyon. We really are all here to lean on as it can be a strain for family trying to do their best with an illness that strikes out of the blue.
Time for a big sigh of relief that all is well and your entire family will be nearer. Your sister must be so proud of how you have cared and helped her so much. Sending a virtual hug
Yes, she's overwhelmed. She looks brighter than before. Thanks a bunch xx
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