For those of you who have more than one baby and had it after the birth of your first, (whether it was PND or just your "usual" anxiety magnified) did it happen again with your second?
I know that every pregnancy is different and it greatly depends on the individual and their personal circumstances, but just interested to hear some experiences with having a second bub after having suffered from it with your first.
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22-03-2012 20:30 #1
Depression/anxiety.. chances it will happen again?
22-03-2012 20:45 #2
I am a little different. I experienced nothing after the birth of my first. Pregnancy and birth were uneventful.
I am almost due to give birth again and I've been blindsided by a massive bout of depression that initially crippled me. I am presently receiving treatment for this and while my doctor feels it will leave me after I give birth, there are no guarantees and it may well last for the rest of my life.
Impossible to say.
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22-03-2012 20:50 #3
I have never had PND or anxiety after a child but I believe statistically it is around 30% chance that PND will return with the next child. That means there is a whopping 70% chance PND will not return! HTH.
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22-03-2012 20:56 #4
#1 shocking undiagnosed and situational PND
#2 lost baby in 2nd tri. Should have been medicated and had intensive grief counselling. Suffered anxiety and depression as a result
#4 PND after about 6mths. Non medicated.
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22-03-2012 20:58 #5
I had pnd the first time, not the second or third
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22-03-2012 21:01 #6
I had it with dd1 but not dd2
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22-03-2012 21:10 #7
I had it after both babies were born, but having that said I had back to back pregnancies so I never really recovered from the 1st time so it sort of just carried over.
If you are concerned put an action plan in place and build your support network JIC, there is every chance you won't need it but if you do you will be ready to face it head on
Good luck xx
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