If you have Bipolar Disorder it's important to get advice about your medication and your risk of becoming unwell in pregnancy or after birth.
If you have ever had a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder you have a high risk of mental illness after birth, including Postpartum Psychosis, which is a severe episode of mental illness.
It helps to get advice from a perinatal psychiatrist when you are planning a pregnancy. Many pregnancies are unplanned - in that case ask your GP or midwife to refer to you to a perinatal mental health team so you can get advice from a perinatal psychiatrist. They can help you make decisions about your care and treatment and make a plan to help you stay as well as possible.
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