Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: On a flat Earth, circled by the Sun
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am looking for information for a friend who isn't able to access the internet right now.
Does anyone here have any information on - or experience with - PPD (or Postpartum Anxiety, or Postpartum Traumatic Stress) and sleep issues like hypnagogic hallucinations (hallucinations when falling asleep or upon waking), nighttime panic attacks, etc. These issues were present for years before the birth, but have become more frequent and more troublesome since her baby was born several months ago. During the day she has the usual symptoms of mild to moderate postpartum mood disorder - no hallucinations, or thoughts of harming herself or her baby.
If you have any knowledge of this, please share anything that may be useful for her to know or try. She does want to talk to a professional, and is considering going to a postpartum support group, and has a list of things to try nutritionally, etc. She has insurance and has access to care. She feels it would be useful just to have a bit more info on the hypnagogic hallucinations, either alone or with depression, before she talkes to someone.
~ Colleen ~ Joyful Unschooling Pagan mama to and "When I'm sad, I stop being sad and be AWESOME instead."