In the months leading up to the birth of her first child, Blair Shackle tried to do everything right.“I went by the books,” she recalled. “I carefully monitored everything that went into my body. I was completely focused on my baby’s health and preparing to welcome him into the world.”

“I was coupling a severe lack of sleep with this new life change.  Those two things collided and exploded. I developed a very strong sense of anxiety around everything. I was concerned about the smallest, most improbable things.”

Source: Minnesota blogger Blair Shackle writes about her postpartum psychosis in hopes of helping other new mothers | MinnPost