I just want to give those currently suffering with PPP or recovering from PPP hope that it does end and fully recovering is possible!
I had PPP in September 2016 after the birth of my daughter. I was sectionned and admitted to a MBU out of area due to no services locally. I was an inpatient for 2 weeks and responded well to treatment.
Unfortunately debilitating depression set in and due to poor services in my area I had no other option but to go back in a MBU in February 2017 and I was an impatient for 2 months.
When I was diahcarged in April I felt well and myself again and i was fortunate that funding was provided so that I could continue to see my perinatal psychiatrist out of area. I have to say the care I have received from my psychiatrist and her perinatal team has been first class and without them I wouldn't be well again.
I went back to work in my previous professional role in July and I have been back at work 8 weeks and have been performing well. I was concerned if my memory/ concentration had been affected but so far there are no signs. I was also worried about managing stress but I have to say so far I am managing this better than I did before as having PPP had made me more aware now.
I held a 1st birthday party for my daughter last week. All things I couldnt even consider doing when I was so poorly.
I promise it does get better with the right medical care and patience. Dig in there. PPP makes you a stronger person and an amazing mum.