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Sugar&SpiceX3 06-13-2013 12:40 PM

Surprise Pregnancy and PPD?
We recently found out we are expecting and while it wasn't planned, we are now excited. I was thinking today though and I guess I kinda had a little anxiety moment thinking about having a preteen and three littles when some days I already feel overwhelmed. I don't want this to come of like we don't love this baby already, because we do, but I'm a little more worried about PPD this time around because it was a surprise. Is there studies or links that show that PPD is more prevalent with unplanned pregnancies? I should say that I have not had it with any of my children, maybe just a bit of baby blues after my first though. I guess I just have more apprehension this time around and it's freaking me out.

Reuben Christopher 06-13-2013 04:54 PM

Re: Surprise Pregnancy and PPD?
I mama I know tends to have bad ppd. Like bad. But this time she kept her placenta and ingested it (sounds gross but she was desperate) and has felt great! No ppd issues and she was in good spirits. I have heard from a lot of mama's that it works wonders. You can either find someone local to encapsulate it or you can cut it up, freeze it and add it to smoothies ( I'm not sure I could do that but it's what my friend did). Good luck!

Tris 06-13-2013 05:16 PM

Re: Surprise Pregnancy and PPD?
I don't know about studies, but anecdotally my first 2 were a surprise and I didn't have ppd. I did struggle with situational depression and anxiety attacks immediately prior to the first pregnancy.

Mamaleah 06-13-2013 06:01 PM

Re: Surprise Pregnancy and PPD?
I had a friend who also had success with placenta encapsulation. With her 2st she had PPD, so she had her placenta encapsulated after her 2nd and had no problems and was actually also able to breastfeed the 2nd time around (has something where it is almost impossible to bf).

Lifeisjoy 06-14-2013 11:55 AM

Not sure about the ppd but wanted to say I'm in the same boat. I just found out I am 6 weeks and a surprise. I was very upset and did not want to be preggo right now. I am slowly getting used to the idea still

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