dizzyrabbit · 04/07/2021 19:06
Thanks. I'm just a little bit bored
Yes, I am about eighty miles away from home. There are only two units in Scotland (where I stay), and the closer unit was full soon had to travel out. There is lots of hands on support from the staff, and a separate nursery where baby can sleep and be cared for my staff whilst mum sleeps or whatever.
HebeMumsnet · 04/07/2021 20:48
It sounds like you're getting some brilliant help, but just in case anyone is reading who hasn't yet 'got into the system' we just wanted to post a few links to help here to our Mental Health resources. You can also go to the Samaritans website or email them on [email protected]
It's very kind of you to answer questions here but we would completely understand if you decide at some point that it's not in your best interests. Should that be the case, just drop us a line or report one of your posts and we can take the thread straight down. We're sure everyone will understand.
We hope you make a good recovery anyway and that you and your baby are home soon.
dizzyrabbit · 04/07/2021 22:01
Thank you at @HebeMumsnet
I feel it might be useful for any mother who may find herself in a similar position to me. It wasn't straightforward to get here. I did several nights in a hospital ward without my baby before I was admitted here but it was worth it.
I've always struggled with my mental health but never been this unwell before in my life. Pregnancy was hard with HG and birth was slightly traumatic. All contributing factors as to how I became so unwell after birth I think.
dizzyrabbit · 05/07/2021 10:20
No therapy yet. Lots of meds including sedatives. Tbh I think I was too unwell to respond to therapy when I first came in but we will see.
It's ok, portions are small but I suppose I don't need additional carioles if I'm stuck in the ward all day.
TheVanguardSix · 05/07/2021 10:26
I was very moved by Louis Theroux's Mothers on the Edge. It really brought back memories of how much I struggled after DC2's birth and really, my mental health was so crushed by psychosis and suicidal thoughts, I'm not sure how I avoided a mother and baby unit. My thoughts and loving wishes for the best future are with you and your baby, OP.
Do you feel more at peace in the unit, like, you have room to breathe and just 'be', OP?
Is your partner and family supportive now and was he/your family supportive prior to your admission?
Whysolong7 · 08/07/2021 20:39
OP just wanted to offer some support first off and say i hope this helps you in a positive way get back on track and you keep your chin up :-)
How old is you LO? How are they coping? What triggered you to get this kind of support? If anyone is helping family or friends with similar issues how can they best support them?
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