Okay, not really. I am the queen of the overshare. Ryan calls it Verbal Diarrhea, which is such a gross term. It is, however, accurate.
I have bipolar disorder and I take medications ( currently lithium and Lamictal). Certain medications are more or less harmful than others. My husband and I are hoping to have a baby some day. Maybe sometime soon (within a year?). I am seeing a psychiatrist who is sending me for a consultation with a psychiatrist who specializes in women with bipolar disorder and pregnancy. She (the consultation psychiatrist) also has a book about this very topic that I am going to get from the library after school. So, I am getting all the medical facts from actual healthcare professionals (sites like WebMD are panic inducing), but I would like some anecdotal evidence. What was it like for you? How is your baby? Did you choose not to have children? Were you successful in adopting?
O Internet, send me mamas who have had (or will have) their babies while taking meds (or not taking meds) for bipolar disorder. Or depression. Or any other psychological disorder that requires (or recommeds) medication. Dads are welcome to comment as well. In fact, your perspective would help as well.
Send me your stories or links to your blogs. If it's too personal to share with the entire internet, you can email me at the address in my profile. I won't publish anything unless you say it's okay.
Thank you so much!