Last Thursday I went to the JR Hospital in Oxford, where I gave birth in Sept 2011, to meet with a midwife in their Birth Afterthoughts Service. I had had a very traumatic time giving birth that resulted in an emergency c-section & a baby in Special Baby Care Unit that had 2 seizures within 24 hours, resulting in brain damage - all of which I'm sure contributed to my getting PP as I've no history of mental health problems. For details of this service see newspaper article - independent.co.uk/arts-ente...
I organised the appointment as I had some unanswered questions, was hazy about what had happened when and why and wanted to raise awareness of PP, as I felt they should have picked up on my symptoms during my 5 day stay as I was sectioned within 36 hours of discharge. I was put in the Warneford one of Oxford's major mental health hospitals and once I got a diagnosis of PP there were no MBU beds available, but my horrendous experience there is another story.
I found the Birth Afterthoughts experience really useful and feel I can finally get closure and move forward, no matter how my toddler's brain damage manifests itself. So far so good he has met all his major milestones.
If you had a bad experience giving birth and would like to talk through your blue notes in detail and get a fresh perspective on things then I'd highly recommend it.