Saturday, August 22, 2009

Life as a Bipolar Mom

The emails and comments that I've gotten over the last month have overwhelmingly said that you want me to continue on with this blog. I'm glad to have heard from so many women that my blog has inspired you to know that you can have a baby, and breastfeed even though you have bipolar disorder. It's also been great for me to connect with so many of you. Sometimes it can feel like I'm the only one learning to juggle life with a baby and my illness, but then I just have to open my email and I find so many other women who I have so much in common with. If you haven't emailed me directly, please feel free to contact me at bipolarpregnancy@gmail.com

I had a good suggestion from two women that I find someone who is currently pregnant to do some guest post writing. I thought that was a great idea, so if you are interested in sharing your story on this blog please email me.

Later this week I'll be doing a post on breastfeeding and meds. I breastfed for a full year while on a low dose of Lamictal ... I'll share my struggles and challenges so that if you are currently pregnant you know what options are out there once the baby comes.

Best,
Rachael
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