Does anyone have any experience of delayed onset PP? My daughter was 6m when I got it but the doctors didn’t believe it could be that due to the age of my baby. My psychiatrist now believes that’s what I had but it angers me that the diagnosis was missed!!
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Hi Kemma32, I'm glad you have found this forum and reached out.
I'm Ellie, I'm the National Peer Support Coordinator here at APP, and had pp myself in 2011 after the birth of my son.
I didn't have pp later like yourself (my son was only 3 days old when I became unwell) but I did just want you to know that there are many others who became unwell later. A few women I have met said they became unwell when they stopped breastfeeding, I'm not sure if you feel your episode was linked to that?
I'm glad you are doing OK now. I agree, PP is such a traumatic illness to experience. When I give talks about my experience I always say if I only had one word to describe PP I would say 'traumatic'.
Take care, and welcome to the forum!
My son was 9months. It's hard when you dont get the correct diagnosis. I didnt either. I discovered I had PP from a cutting in the Daily Express which my mother in law cut out and gave to me. It was only then I queried it with my Community Psychiatric Nurse and Psychiatrist. I had never heard of PP and there was no help out there in 1998. Not even this forum.
Hopefully there will be less women like us , who were misdiagnosed, as awareness increases and more training is given to health professionals
Hi Kemma, I’m glad you are on the mend now.
I completely agree it’s traumatic - I lost friends and nearly my husband. I am pregnant again and worry about getting ill again.
The thing is, we just have to reach out and support each other as we’re not alone. We are stronger together.
Always here if you need a vent xx