It sounds like something out of Harry Potter

Our good friend Katherine pointed out that there is a glaring omission on this blog. We still haven’t really said why Jack showed up so early.

So in the interest of full disclosure I am telling you that the “story of Jack’s arrival” will be complete by the end of the month. Why? I am hoping it will be therapeutic as I have a touch of PTSD and PPA that is making life with me super-duper fun. So, I am setting a personal deadline. Enough of this nonsense.

As for the title of this post? I was thinking of the first thing that came to my head when I heard my diagnosis… placento abrupto.

2 Replies to “It sounds like something out of Harry Potter

  1. I had the PPA as well. Hence the not sleeping. It’s awful.

    I’ve also had a touch of PTSD.

    What will help the PPA is Ativan. Get it from your doctor. It will also help you sleep.

    What helped my PTSD (not to be all touchy-feeling, New Age California here, but I’ll go ahead) is something called EMDR. Google it- maybe it will help.

    Good luck. These are hard days. They get much better and easier, I PROMISE.

  2. I think the transition from being pregnant to having a baby/no longer being pregnant is a really difficult one. And add in an early delivery or complication, and that transition is multiplied by a billion.
    PTSD and PPD are not such tiny things–as you know and live with. At the risk of prying, are you seeing someone, professionally?
    For me, the PPD was–and continues to be–complicated business. There are good days and bad days, and my tendency to ‘tough it out’ has not served me quite so well. I know it’s very New York, where everyone is in therapy…but if nothing else, I get 50 minutes for myself.
    Phc is right: these are hard days. But they get better, much better. Hang in there.

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