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Postpartum Psychosis Is Real, Rare And Dangerous
Kaiser Health News

Even after all she had been through — the helicopters circling her house, the snipers on the roof and the car ride to jail — Lisa Abramson still wanted to have a second child.

That’s because right after her daughter was born in 2014 — before all that trouble began — everything felt amazing. Abramson was smitten, just as she had imagined she would be. She would look into her baby’s round, alert eyes and feel adrenaline rush through her. She had so much energy.

“I actually was thinking, like, ‘I don’t get why other moms say they’re so tired, or this is so hard. I got this,’” she said.