Anonymous

PPD round two?

I had some hard ppd after my first... expecting number two and wondering your experience the second time around? I’m worried I’ll have to go through all of that again.... which really scares me. But I also think maybe I know what to expect this time so I can catch it early, or try to avoid it all together?

  • Anonymous
    Jun 24

    I had PPD with my first with suicidal thoughts. I was also not sleeping and my daughter was in the NICU in the beginning and that really set me off. I did not have PPD with my second. I had some sadness with my second in the beginning but nowhere close to what happened the first time around. I was very careful the second time to get a lot of rest, eat, and go for walks. I think if you know the signs and you stay on top of sleeping and eating it will help a lot. I got a lot of support in place for my second so that I could get a full night's sleep every night. If that's possible for you, I highly recommend it.

  • Jennie
    Jul 04

    I had PPD with my 1st and 3rd, but not my 2nd or 4th. I don't know if it's a coincidence but the ones I had itv with are boys. Maybe there's a hormonal difference? But either way, every time I'm pregnant my husband and I talk about the possibility of it happening and what signs to watch for and what help I think I'd need.