My real life friend, Lindsey Barnsley, is sharing her vulnerable experience as a normal momma with a newborn – going about her daily routine – to days later being in a mental institution for postpartum psychosis.
She shares about the hallucinations that she had, the lies that she believed – which included a sex trafficking ring, familial sexual abuse, a “cheating spouse” and her experience in a psychiatric hospital while her newborn baby and toddler were at home.
Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum Depression are becoming more of a conversation, although most women still do not report mood changes after having a baby. Postpartum Psychosis is far more rare, and is the most severe form of postpartum psychiatric illness.
It is a rare event that occurs in approximately 1 to 2 per 1000 women after childbirth. Its presentation is often dramatic, with onset of symptoms as early as the first 48 to 72 hours after delivery.
We dig deep into topics like these to bring awareness and to remind women that they are never alone.
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