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PPD Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 2683 posts
6th May '13

Does anyone know if you didn't experiance PPD with one child if your risk goes down for the next?

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
6th May '13

I didn't have it after my first, but my second and third were really bad.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
6th May '13

I don't think it makes a diff. You never know how your body will react to hormones. Plus a second baby is so much diff adjustment wise as the first. I know if you have a history of depression your chances go up. But I don't think your chances can go down just because u didnt have it one time.

Mandi 18 kids; New Mexico 16517 posts
6th May '13
Quoting Tig Ol' Bitties:" Does anyone know if you didn't experiance PPD with one child if your risk goes down for the next?"


Your risk of PPD goes up for the next, by about 50% (ETA - if you've had it before, not if you haven't experienced PPD at all). I experienced PPD after both of my children. Because I knew I was at greater risk with my second, I started treatment the day he was born. Unfortunately, it didn't work, and I had to adjust my meds.