I am wanting advice/help in my situation at the moment.
I am currently 24 weeks pregnant with bipolar. I’m having a psychotic depressive episode. At the beginning of the week my perinatal team set about finding me a bed on a mother and baby unit, (I was in one before with my first child when I had a mixed psychotic episode after she was born). Yesterday we found out my admission was declined from a mother and baby unit as I am under 32 weeks pregnant. Apparently they have now changed the criteria for admission.
My perinatal team is saying my only other option for a bed is on a normal acute mental health ward. I have only ever been admitted to a mother and baby unit so I am only aware of the acute wards through work, which have always looked unpleasant.
Does anybody know of a safe unit? Or can recommend a hospital that feels safe for a pregnant lady dealing with psychosis & depression? I am in the North West area of England.
If anyone has any advice or knowledge, please share.