I'm new to mothering but not new to mental health issues. I'm due to have my first baby in January.
I'm fine at the moment and have been for a few years, but I used to suffer with Bipolar. The doctors tried every treatment on me, to no avail. But then, on a whim, I learned a new language, which expanded my mind, as well as opnening up an array of opportunities, and I ended up emigrating, falling in love and getting married, and even started finding work coming my way.
I've learned that the mind is a place where creativity and proactivity can blossom, and not a place for worry, regret, resentment and delusions. I really want to hold on to what I've got now, and am aware that my history could make me vunerable to PP.
It seems like you guys know this area inside out, so I'd like to ask you if there's anything you would have done if you'd known earlier what you know now.