In our study group, 17 (61%) of the women had at least one child, and 12 (71%) of the 17 described at least one postpartum mood episode. The polarity of the group’s postpartum episodes was exclusively depressive. Notably, the risk of having a postpartum depressive episode increased with successive pregnancies. Of the women who had more than one child and experienced at least one depressive postpartum episode but did not experience depressive episodes after every delivery (N=6), there was a significant relationship between number of births and depressive episodes. Women were more likely to have postpartum depressive episodes after the birth of a second child than after their first (p=0.02, McNemar’s test). In fact, if a woman experienced postpartum depression after some but not all of her pregnancies, it was only after the first pregnancy that she was spared. In the 12 women with more than one child, of those women who experienced a postpartum episode after their first child, the postpartum recurrence rate was 100%.