Get information Pendulum: Our blog Podcast: Bipolar, Pregnancy and Childbirth Psychiatrist Dr Ian Jones talks to Clare Dolman about how bipolar can affect women, particularly during pregnancy and after birth. Listen to this podcast, created in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, to hear a personal experience of bipolar and postpartum psychosis. Women with a diagnosis of bipolar have an increased risk of becoming unwell during pregnancy and shortly following childbirth. If you are considering having a baby, talk with your doctor or psychiatrist for information and advice. You can also learn more about women, bipolar and pregnancy on our website.