Stacey Branning will become convinced that her baby has been sent by God shortly after she gives birth during her daughters nativity play this December.
Bosses recently announced that Stacey will begin suffering from postpartum psychosis, which affects new mums and can cause hallucinations.
Dot Branning will be one of the first to discover there’s something troubled Stacey when she tells her that her son has been sent by God as a saviour for everyone.
In a worrying episode, Stacey will decide that she needs to be closer to God and climbs onto the roof of the Queen Vic – The same place her husband Bradley died in 2010.
EastEnders boss, Dominic Treadwell-Collins explained: ”Stacey’s mental health story will be one of our biggest storylines over Christmas and the beginning of 2016 as we explore Stacey’s bipolar disorder and its effects on her and those closest to her.
“We have always had a big commitment to Stacey’s story and this time we want to explore the effects of postpartum psychosis on those with bipolar – something which, although a rare illness, is unfortunately more common when mothers with bipolar give birth – and look at what we are doing as a country to help mothers experiencing this.”
This isn’t the only thing Stacey will have to face as Kush’s wife, Shabnam Masood will find out that Stacey’s newborn is in fact Kush’s child.