Hello. I suffered PPP after my daughter was born in November 2009. I was sectioned and spent 4 weeks in a mother an d baby unit. I was lucky to recover quite soon after the right drug dosage was found. I was placed on olanzapine which I stayed on for quite some time. I was diagnosed with PND in the April after my daughter was born and with the help of yet more drugs I recovered.
Whilst ttc I had an appointment with the perinatal psychiatrist who treated me in the MBU and he discussed both drug treatment immediate post partum in any subsequent pregnancy and also a possible prophylactic admission to the MBU on giving birth. I am now almost 30weeks pregnant and do not have a care plan in place. My general psych said she would ask if the MBU Dr would see me but I have heard nothing, my CPN is currently off sick and has been since April. I am concerned now as I have done some online research of SIGN guidelines etc and it seems a care plan should be in place by 32 weeks! Has anyone had a care place in place for a subsequent pregnancy that they would mind sharing? Also I am concerned about going on olanzapine again as I gained 4stones on it last time in a very short space of time. I was not eating that badly and would hate to gain as much again.