Two years ago I suffered a traumatic birth. Following this I experienced flashbacks, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts and obsessive behaviours . My moments of unreality earned me the label ‘Postpartum Psychosis’.
I spent two weeks on a specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit. Following discharge I had post natal depression for months and my confidence really suffered.
With the the help of therapy, medication, peer support and a helluva lot of baby groups, I climbed out of the darkness. My husband and I are now considering having another baby.
When I was really suffering, the unconditional love and support of other women going through the same pain was immeasurable in my recovery. This blog is to share my experiences in the hope I can offer the same to others.