Well finally ready to formally introduce myself to the app community!
My kids are now 15 and 12 and I had PP with both of them!
I’d got to 28 with only mild PMS before I had DD when all hell broke loose and from no where I had my first experience of ill mental health! Long story short and one I’m sure most of you know all too well I was separated from DD for six weeks in acute psychiatric units before a lengthy stay at an MBU.
Was off all meds by DDs 1 st birthday then just got on with life making regular trips to my psychiatrist! Bit of counselling and there was no stopping us trying for another child after a few years!
I decided taking meds during a pregnancy would cause me more stress so that was a no no in my eyes! (This was years back when not so much was known about meds in pregnancy) During the second pregnancy I had anxiety management classes and also had the most amazing CPN.
Needless to say at 31 I had DS and immediately spiralled but this time was sent straight to the MBU. The psychosis was just as immense as the first time but being together with DS and having regular visits with DD and family the recovery was much smoother x
Only meant to keep this short 🤦♀️
I’m well now and would hope I can be a support to anyone early on their PP journey or long in the tooth like me😉