What is postpartum psychosis?
It's hard to imagine a mother who bears thoughts of harming her child. For most mothers, the child's safety is the main concern and an emotional need. Postnatal depression can grow into postpartum psychosis, putting both baby's and the mother's life at risk.
Risk of postpartum psychosis follows the sudden hormonal imbalance after giving birth. It strikes 1 in 1000 women who have given birth. Risk factors include history of bipolar or psychotic disorder, first pregnancy, family history, recent discontinuation of psychotropic medication.