I had postpartum psychosis after the birth of my daughter in late 2008. As she was born 2 months premature (I had pre-eclampsia), she was put in a neonatal unit.
Five days after her birth, I was hospitalised in a psychiatric ward in the same hospital complex. My symptoms were so great, the psychiatrist thought I was on drugs.
I stayed in hospital for a month but was still quite unwell for months afterwards But stopped taking medication in March 2009.
Two years later (Sept 2010), after the suicide of a family member, I had a second psychosis. That one took me 6 months to recover from. I stayed in hospital for 2 months, and was on medication (quitiapine XL) for a year and a half.
I am medication free since March 2012 and I am 6 months pregnant. I am not too worried about getting sick now. I am getting a lot of help from health professionals and from my partner. But I know that as my due date looms closer, my stress level might rise up.