My DD is 13 months and for the first 7 months I had PND, but it was only diagnosed late on. I am okay now, enjoy motherhood mostly and simply adore my wee pal of a DD. But I just don't think I can do it again. I did always imagine myself having 2 or more, but now the reality is here, I am perfectly content with DD and just don't think I could put my DH and DD through another bout of PND/newborn misery.
So, I just wondered whether PND was a factor in deciding to stick with one?
People always believe that parents who only have one child are "selfish." That's utter bullshit. Giving love and attention to a child is selfless. Having a second baby so DC1 can learn to love seems selfish to me.
I did and a really traumatic birth and very emotional pregnancy. Also, topped off with a partner who became emotionally abusive after DD was born (now an ex). I really never want any more children, but even with all of that would not change having DD for the world.