Puerperal Psychosis

What is Puerperal Psychosis?

This is a very rare problem following birth which occurs in about one in a thousand women. It usually comes on in the first two weeks after birth.

The woman will have symptoms suchas:

  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Incoherent speech and/or behaviour

Medical advice should be sought immediately as the woman and/or her baby might be in danger.