My Baby, Psychosis & Me
Factual Documentaries, Real Life Stories / 1 x 60' / HD, Airline, DVD, Non-Theatric
Matchlight for BBC One
My Baby, Psychosis & Me reveals the frightening rollercoaster journey of two mums, for whom childbirth triggers ‘Postpartum Psychosis’, one of the most severe forms of mental illness. It is a condition most expectant mothers and their families have never heard of. But around one in every 500 births can lead to the sudden onset of a psychotic episode. New mothers are overwhelmed by extreme low or high moods, strange and dangerous thoughts, paranoia, delusions such as the belief that they have given birth to Jesus or the Devil. This is the untold story of what it means to battle this terrifying condition. Filmed over six months, we closely follow the intense experiences of two women, Jenny and Hannah, and their families, as they are cared for at Winchester’s Mother and Baby Unit.