I had the best perinatel cafe during pregnancy but as I have bipolar I was always a risk of PP and after just a couple of days I had a severe relapse with PP. I also had depression and anxiety afterwards and took me almost a year to get back to 100% myself. Saying that I had the best support from my husband and family and did still manage to enjoy maternity leave although not the start I’d hoped by any means. I’m now mentally really stable again and love being mum to my amazing son who is 14 months now.
I often think of how I would cope with two children. I know deep down it’s something I’d love to do but it would be tremondesly difficult to go through it again. It’s a lot too put my husband and family through too. Are there any other bipolar mums on here who can share their experiences? Do you find you can keep stable or does the stress of having two bring on a relapse? Did you get PP second time around? If so, how did you cope?