Fighting the funk (medication, breastfeeding, bipolar and tea)

So my appointment went a little like this. Doctor: I have read your extensive file here, but I would like to hear from you about your mental health. Me: long story about the episode, and how I came into a manic state again recently. You can read a little about the postpartum psychosis here and … More Fighting the funk (medication, breastfeeding, bipolar and tea)

It’s ok, everything is ok with my bipolar medication and pregnancy.

I was going to hold off writing until after my appointments tomorrow, but the truth is that I just want to hide from these visits to doctors. I have written about my desire to breastfeed this baby, and the likely possibility that I won’t be able to due to medication and lack of clinical support. And tomorrow is … More It’s ok, everything is ok with my bipolar medication and pregnancy.

20 week pregnancy ultrasound (halfway!?!). The impact of medication.

It’s the eve of seeing our baby again. Tomorrow at 1.30pm my little family will walk into the ultrasound room in Southside Canberra to see baby. When I called to make the booking on Friday (I must do it now, it is the time) I just asked for wherever there was an appointment available. The time … More 20 week pregnancy ultrasound (halfway!?!). The impact of medication.

Getting through 

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be able spend money without thinking about the budget, the impact of my choice on kids working in factories and the contribution to the world’s waste and global warming problems. I look at people who can afford to sit in business class and wonder if it … More Getting through