Avatar universal
PTSD and pregnancy
I was wondering if there are any other women on here who have PTSD who have been pregnant. I'm conserned if this could affect my emotional stability after I have my baby.. I'm 12 weeks and have already had 4 complete breakdowns. I'm just worried how this is gonna affect me after birth and could defiantly use some advice.
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Yes, I did it. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I deployed to Iraq twice as a combat medic and I have extremely severe PTSD and TBI. I got medically retired from the Army because of it. I had to stop taking ALL my medication except the occasional narcotics when my migraines would get that bad. But the thing that got me through it was a lot of time spent in the pool, a lot of time spent reading in the baby's room, thinking about the life I was creating and how I had to fight to give him/her a chance, and chamomile tea at bedtime. I have an amazing 19 month old daughter, and she is worth every fight I had with my husband, and every long walk I had to take when I wanted to end my life right after she was born (I had awful post-partum) she is the single best thing in my life, and after you have the baby you can start taking medication to help with PTSD again, just be very careful, the things that worked for me pre-pregnancy made me worse after because of hormone changes. Once you get a little further along and you can start to really feel movement it gets easier. You'll be having one of those breakdown moments and all of a sudden you'll have a foot in your ribs and you'll remember what the torture is all about.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
PTSD / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX
1699033 tn?1443113373
Blank
JGF25
Somewhere in, MD
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON