Postpartum Mania & Psychosis
Your World Turned Upside Down
Nothing is more challenging in the postpartum period than navigating through an episode of postpartum mania and psychosis. If you have experienced an episode, you may find it helpful to read stories from other women who have experienced this. In addition, you may be worried about future pregnancies. Below are some resources for healing from a episode of postpartum mania, reading what other women have gone through in their journeys and how to plan to prevent a recurrence in your next pregnancy.
Healing after an episode
Postpartum psychosis symptoms.
Postpartum psychosis treatment.
After treatment, returning to normal.
Other Women's Stories
Melissa Bangs went through an episode of postpartum psychosis. After recovery, she created a stage performance about her experience.
Planning for Your Next Pregnancy
After one episode of postpartum psychosis, there is a 31% chance of a recurrence in the next pregnancy. However, this chance is greatly reduced if you are proactive about preventative treatment.