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Pregnant, Single and Bipolar...I need support!

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Pregnant, Single and Bipolar...I need support!

Postby sobanion » Aug 20, 2018 3:29 pm

Icaristas,
I am 12 weeks pregnant and my lover ghosted on me 6 weeks ago and has blocked my phone number. I haven't been able to inform him and I haven't told my family. I have desperately wanted a child for 6 years but now that I'm pregnant, I'm freaking out! I am staying in temporary transitional housing but don't have permanent housing. I have an extremely part time job. I have zero security and very little support.
My psychiatrist instructed me to go off all my meds immediately. I have since talked to 3 other doctors who have all told me different things. I have an appointment with an ob-gyn tomorrow and will bring up the subject again. Has anyone out there been pregnant and had a diagnosis of bipolar 1? Did you take meds?
I am looking to create a support network. I live in Santa Rosa, California. Anyone out there wanna have tea and support a scared, confused, lonely and also awesome, courageous and creative woman who is looking to find extended family? Thanks for reading this and hoping to find some allies.
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Re: Pregnant, Single and Bipolar...I need support!

Postby Dan2013 » Aug 20, 2018 4:00 pm

I am a man with a bipolar diagnosis. I felt that I should tell you that this site is fairly inactive with just a few regulars who post here.

You might find more people on the Icarus Project Facebook pages. Icarus is much more active on Facebook than this Forum. I wish you well and good luck. I hope that you can get the support that you need.
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Re: Pregnant, Single and Bipolar...I need support!

Postby Dan2013 » Aug 21, 2018 12:46 pm

I also thought that I would mention that you are certainly welcome here on this Forum. I just pointed out the Facebook Group because I think your chances of finding someone who has a diagnosis and also a pregnancy are much greater on Facebook than here.
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Re: Pregnant, Single and Bipolar...I need support!

Postby naomibardo » Aug 21, 2018 1:58 pm

yep,I agree with that,in fact you are more than lightly to find someone in your area who you can hook up with in real life as well.
I wish you well though and am glad that you are finally having the child that you have longed wished for and I am sure that you will find kindred spirits who you can share the joys and challenges of parenthood with.You sound awesome.
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