Mental health in pregnancy

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Looking for some reassurance and advice on behalf of my wife ,this is personal so she feels more comfortable if I write this on her behalf.My wife ran into an old friend who is pregnant.The friend told my wife that she at higher risk of experiencing post partum psychosis due to a history of mental health issues but didn't explicitly say what the mental health conditions were .

She told my wife that a history of mental health heightens the risk of developing postpartum psychosis .My wife has Generalised anxiety disorder and depression.she is now concerned that having these increases her risk of getting this if we were to have a second child .we already have a 4 year old son and my wife did not experience this after the birth of our son but did experience anxiety and post natal depression.There is a family history of post natal depression but not the psychosis.

We would like to have a second child but the vague information about how a mental health history could heighten the risk has now made my wife hesitant .so if anyone could provide some more clarification that would be appreciated.Also if developed how likely is it that sectioning/hospital treatment would be needed and for how long? .

Due to the vague information provided we really want more information before trying for a second child because we're unsure if the Generalised anxiety disorder and depression increase the risk or if its other types of mental health conditions that raise the risk which my wife does not have


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