Post partum psychosis is often confused with
post partum depression. Part of that is because the media oftentimes uses the two terms interchangeably.
And sometimes women. Thin they don’t have postpartum depression, because they’re thinking
about some of the symptoms they’ve heard about that are connected with postpartum psychosis.
Postpartum psychosis is a rare psychiatric condition that affects about 1 to 2 in 1000
new moms. The symptoms can be hearing voices or having. False beliefs about your baby.
For example, some moms with postpartum psychosis might think their baby’s possessed or evil
and they might even have serious thoughts about hurting their baby or killing themselves.
Postpartum psychosis is a psychiatric emergency. And if you’re a mom having any of the symptoms
like hearing voices, having really concerned thoughts that there’s something wrong with
your baby, it’s really important to go and get help immediately. Whether it’s going to
an emergency room, calling your obstetrician/gynecologist or calling your baby’s pediatrician. With
treatment, a new mom with postpartum psychosis will really get back to her usual self and
be able to bond and attach with her baby.