Does anyone know if you didn't experiance PPD with one child if your risk goes down for the next?
I didn't have it after my first, but my second and third were really bad.
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.
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.