Last year I lost my daughter to a rare genetic kidney disease and as a result had severe health anxiety and went on citalopram. I got pregnant in January and we had to wait 3 months to see if our baby was healthy. During this time I suffered with depression. Not severe and I could still function but depression none the less.
Anyway, my OH and I are applying for council housing as we live with his grandparents. They have severe health conditions (parkinsons, alcoholism, one is blind) and I wrote on the form (which I haven't handed in) that these issues and their being demanding exacerbates my anxiety and depression which would be helped by being rehoused. I don't have health anxiety anymore and off meds but my mum has frightened me that if I get support and mention my depression and anxiety that the doctors will get to worried and take my baby off me. The reason I mentioned it is that my mental health would drastically improve if we move because I won't have to worry about my baby's safety.
I don't think that the council wold do anything with or to your baby unless a doctor recommended it if it was a medical issue. I am sure that any answers you put on the form would be totally understood. Anyone living in that situation would be stress and more anxious or depressed than usual, I think it is a valid reason to have them rehouse you and it sounds like it would be much better for your baby not to be around his grandparents all the time too.
It takes a lot for social services to take a child from their mother. I don't think you have ANYTHING to worry about.
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