So I’m a first time mum I had PP in April this year after my emergency caesarean, it was short lived thankgod and I wasn’t put on any medication except Zoloft then fluoxetine, to maintain my following anxiety, and I’m well now for the most part but my baby doesn’t sleep very well and even when he does I have difficulty falling asleep. I have nights where I feel afraid because I feel like lack of sleep combined with anxiety triggered my PP episode - I don’t have any other conditions. During my PP I had vocal hallucinations. They stopped when I got home after the birth, but I hadn’t told anyone at the time, and I have been to a psychologist & psychiatrist since to deal with what happened, and they can’t really answer it. They seem to think it occurred to do epidural & post caesarean medication combined with a traumatic birth. But I feel like it occurred due to my lack of sleep and anxiety during last week of pregnancy .... now I still can’t sleep well because my baby is up every 2-3 hours. Sometimes I stay over my parents to try and sleep, but I have developed insomnia. Doctors will not give me medicine to sleep 😓 anyone have any tips on how to sleep?? Any over the counter stuff I could take ? Also I have developed a fear of hospitals as my episode occurred while I was at hospital, my psychologist sort of told me to stop worrying Cos it’s over now. But this is only my first baby. My hubby wants another baby. Now I am not so sure. I’m always thinking “what if” what if it happens again? I don’t want to get sick again as it was the scariest thing I have ever experienced 😞 anyone has a similar story, or any advice on getting pregnant again?
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