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Elcee844
Elcee844Volunteer

Hi Chelsey,

Lovely to meet you. I also had PPP after the birth of my 4th daughter in 2018 and I can say that after recovery there is a “shell shock” period and you said that it was a year ago so you may still be in the process?

And it is a process even now I reflect and I have to go through some “moments”

But they do get less frequent;and I have no problem taking about what happened and even laugh about some ridiculous aspects of it.

I just took it day by day. I found “talking therapies” via my Perinatal team at the time really helped me.

I do feel it’s just the body still adjusting...

I also wrote a Diary when I felt anxious and analysed what I was getting anxious about. I was then able to rationalise within myself. (I’m a Christian so I prayed frequently...it helped me a lot)

So these were my ways of dealing with it.

Wishing you all the best and I hope it helped.

Elcee

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Hi

Thank you so much for this. So it's just a phase and it will pass? Xx

Elcee844
Elcee844Volunteer in reply to Chelsey1991

Well yes absolutely it will

pass but don’t be too hard on yourself if you do get some “moments”

I feel like I’m recovered from

PP however I am still in a process of life and maintaining a good mental health and I have learnt that and not every anxiety I may have will be linked to what happened to me(PP) do you get what I mean hun.

Chelsey1991
Chelsey1991 in reply to Elcee844

Yes I get what you mean thank you. How long did it take you to recover from pp? Xx

Elcee844
Elcee844Volunteer in reply to Chelsey1991

Symptoms I would say 3months as I responded well to Haloperidol and lorazepam at the time.

Then I had psychotherapy for 6months. So I would say about 2years completely! 😊where I felt I was myself again...and confident without the flash backs and feelings of regret etc...

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