I didn’t know about this site last time I was pregnant. I have bipolar and was told my risk of ppp was 1 in 2. I took asenapine throughout my pregnancy and the dose was doubled the day my daughter was born. I had an elective c section to reduce the amount of sleep deprivation during birth and fortunately although I was very hormonal very snappy with husband for 2 weeks and maybe a little paranoid on days 14 and 15 I didn’t get ppp or pnd which I don’t know how happened as I’ve had multiple admissions to hospital with normal psychosis when I was in my 20’s. I bonded really well with my daughter. My daughter is now 15 months and I’m 14 weeks pregnant I was wondering if many people had avoided ppp in one pregnancy but then got it in another. I’m wanting to be prepared just in case. I bottle fed last time and husband did half the night feeds as lack of sleep is a trigger for me we plan to do this again and are looking into an nanny to help me for a few weeks after the birth. Does anyone have any other good tips to keep well?
This pregnancy has been tough so far my medication put me at risk of Gestational diabetes and it came back at 4 weeks pregnant this time unlike last time at 24 weeks. I’ve lost a stone with severe nausea so haven’t enjoyed any of the pregnancy yet so I’m conscious of making sure I start to feel happier about everything. My mood has lifted a bit this week now my nausea is settling.