Action on Postpartum Psychosis
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Accepting it!!

Hi all.

Im new to this but want to share my story.. any advice feel free to help!

I had my little girl in Nov 2011 with a normal 5hour labour.. nice easy delivery.

However, ever since its all just gone downhill! I love my little girl more than anything but i am finally accepting i am suffering with PND.

After struggling for months and months its got to rock bottom. My partner has left me and i cant see any way forward.

Im tired all the time.. im ok one minute and then really down the next. I have completely lost my sex drive and its tearing me apart.

I recently had an abortion and its sooo not helped my situation although i did it for all the right reasons.

I really hope i can get better soon because my family unit has already fallen apart because of it.. because of me. What next?!

3 Replies

Hi Mummybumbum,

I'm so sorry to hear you're having such a tough time at the moment & that you've been struggling for such a long time. Well done for reaching out & asking for help, it's not an easy thing to do, especially when you're ill!

Can I ask if you've been diagnosed with postpartum psychosis? The women here have all recovered from postpartum psychosis, but there's a group specifically for PND on HealthUnlocked here: They've also got a very good PND/postnatal illness forum:

If you're not yet having any treatment, I'd strongly suggest going to your GP. I know that's not easy either, but they do understand & will be able to give you the help that you need. They should also be able to direct you to things like local mum & baby groups, PND support groups etc. that are available.

Try to remember that it's an illness & it's certainly not your fault. It didn't happen because of anything you did or didn't do. You might not be able to believe it now, but you WILL get better & you'll feel the way you did before.

Let us know how you get on the the lovely ladies at

Take care x


Thank ypu so much for your reply.. i will check out the group you have shared.. x


So sorry to hear about everything you are and have been going through. Please remember that you are not alone, you are not to blame and with proper care and treatment things will get better. Please take care. It is good you are reaching out for support.


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