Adele - posted on 01/19/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hi there, I'm new. I am 33 and have been married for the past 11 years to a wonderfully supportive husband. We have a 9year old son and we are 32weeks pregnant with our second (and last!) son. I've been bipolar for about 20 odd years but was only diagnosed about 6 years ago. The journey was tough, finding the right therapist and psyciatrist and treatment methods. We went through utter hel but I've been in remission for 2 years now! I've been meds free since 19/02/08 and found out that I'm 6wks pregnant 5months later. Every step of getting and staying pregnant was and is being very carefully monitored by a team of dr's and specialists. It has surely been a challenging but also rewarding experience so far. We have back-up plans in case i get sick again. I am well aware that an episode can be triggered by a small thing and then action will have to be taken but I am prepared to stay hard at work to make sure I am and stay as healthy as possible. I plan to breastfeed for at least 8mnths.... without medication... yes I know. Making sure that i cope everyday is very tireing and I often find myself missing my meds but this is my last chance to have another child and eventhough this is considered to be a high risk pregnancy and thus far not complication free as well, it is all well worth the effort. Any one is welcome to ask whatever questions they want. I feel truely blessed that to have the opportunity to have another child and be 'sane' at the same time! All of my dr's are amaized at my progress and I always tell them... do the work, stick to the program and you cannot go wrong.