Is anyone finding pregnancy worse second time round?

Kerry - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )

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my 1st pregnancy didn't seem to be that bad, but i'm now 27/28 weeks pregnant and i'm finding it alot worse, is anyone else out there feeling the same, any advice or comments welcome

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Rebecca - posted on 05/24/2010

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This is my second, and yes, this time around it way different....My son is 5 and the only problem I had with him was the intense morning sickness for the first half of that pregnancy. This time the morning sickness wasn't so bad, but I have had unbelievable heartburn, I'm swelling way more (and waaaay sooner), and I'm so much bigger at this point than I was at the same time during my first go round. (I'm almost 30 weeks.) She is also sitting all the way up almost in my ribs, whereas I carried my son really low, so breathing is becoming a chore! The aches and pains are crazy...I didn't have any with my son, but now if I stand up for half an hour straight my feet hurt so bad I HAVE TO go sit down. First time, I had tons of energy after I stopped puking. This time, I have slept more than I have ever slept before!! So yes it's just totally different, and harder this time around.

I'm a little worried, because L&D was so quick and relatively easy with DS that I'm wondering if she's going to maintain the trend of opposites and be difficult to deliver....but I'm trying not to worry about that and to think positively. I know that's not advice, but at least you know that you're not alone!!

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DW - posted on 05/21/2013

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Yes! My first pregnancy was soo easy.. I didnt throw up once, was able to whatever I wanted. I felt great! This time around I am only 7 1/2 weeks and I feel like Im 30 weeks, everything I eat leaves a bad after taste, Im extra tired, nauseous all the time, headaches the whole 9 yards :(

Sue - posted on 07/25/2010

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So glad to know I'm not alone! My daughter was a breeze! This time, I feel like a truck is constantly running me over!

Emily - posted on 07/02/2010

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Defenitely! My first was relatively easy - MS wasn't too bad and didn't last too long. I never vomited regularly in the mornings.

This one the morning sickness was way worse, lasted well into mid-pregnancy, and I vomited a LOT more. Also, I've been way more tired (probably something to do with chasing around a 2 year-old boy who never stops). I've also had horrible swelling with this one, which I never experienced with my first. Lately, my fingers have gotten that tingly feeling a lot (like when your hand or foot falls asleep). Sciatica was way worse this time around, too.

Rebecca - posted on 06/14/2010

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Me, too! I had my appendix taken out last month & feel better, but these aches & pains are getting to me. Not to mention, my youngest child is 9.5 months old, so this pregnancy was a surprise! After 4 boys, I finally get my girl. So, it makes it all the more worth it!!

Anais - posted on 06/14/2010

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I know how you feel! This is my second pregnancy and it is worse than the first. I am way heavier (just hit the 150's), my hips hurt more, the baby (my son) is bigger, I'm swelling all around, and I'm chasing around an active 15 month old. Can't wait till July... ugh!

Rebecca - posted on 06/13/2010

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Absolutely! This is my 6th pregnancy & the aches, pains & symptoms get worse. Especially if your children are closer together in age. My youngest child is 9.5 months old & I am due to have our first daughter on 07/28. All you can do is try to take it easy, which is hard if you have other children to take care of. It does get worse before it gets better, but it's well worth it in the end!

Suhail - posted on 06/11/2010

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Post a reply! I'm 35 weeks along with my second and I feel like I just cant manage anymore. With my first it was practically smooth sailing right to the end.

Amy - posted on 05/28/2010

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I'm on my 9th pregnancy...All I know is that they were ALL different.Even all the deliveries were different. the one thing I did noticed was it was harder the bigger the age gap. If u can keep active, it seemed to help as well. I was wondering if u had gained more weight this time. Don't try to do too much if necessary or able. Keep ur feet up and eat healthy. Good Luck

Lisa-Marie - posted on 05/24/2010

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My second pregnancy was much worse than my first - I was sick the whole 9 months. But this is my 3rd and it is actually better - which is suprising since I have a 4 year old and a 9 month old! Yes I am tired almost all the time but I guess I am used to it????? Maybe just knowing I am having a little girl is helping????

Angela - posted on 04/30/2010

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Yes, I am finding this pregnancy much more difficult than the first. Alexis is 17 months old now and very active. Daddy has ADHD and I'm sure she does, too. She wakes in the morning and she doesn't stop till she goes to bed at night! I turned 40 years old in February and I work at an agency where I do Intensive Behavior Therapy with 3 preschool boys with Autism. I'm plum tuckered!!

I don't sleep well at night because my back/sciatica is really bad this time, baby is much bigger and I can't get comfy, nasty leg cramps, vomiting, peeing every two hours and we are in between homes and living out of boxes in an apartment.

I think I'd like to pass the baby to my husband now to carry till the due date... can we do that???

Evelyn - posted on 04/27/2010

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This is my second pregnancy, and it's been remarkably like the first one. I haven't noticed much difference. Like other posters, it has been more tiring, simply because of chasing my 2 year old son around at the same time :)

Seonaid - posted on 04/26/2010

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Mine Is Worse. I Had No Problems Or Anything With My Son And Now Pregnant With My Daughter I Am In Pain Constantly And Just Having A Horrible Time.

Erica - posted on 04/23/2010

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We found out we were having number 6 the day of my husband's vasectomy. Boy were we shocked... I'm just glad we are ending on an even number and hopefully 3 boys and 3 girls!

Maryam - posted on 04/21/2010

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Im finding it alot different too. There is nearly 11 years between this one and my first! My daughter was easy but this one isnt so! Im not sleeping well have sciatica and am in a different country to my family. When the bump arrives though i know it will have been worth the pain.

Rachel - posted on 04/19/2010

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Yes, i'm feeling the same way! This is my 3rd baby and it is waaaay different then the other two! My youngest is 5 and i'm good when it comes down to time for rest and all (i'm a stay at home mom). But all the discomforts and all are way more intense this time around. I've never had Braxton hicks and I think i've been having them. I've never had a nose bleed in my life, and have already had two during this pregnancy! I've never even had heartburn and now i've gotten it a few times! Lol I love my baby and I love the experience of being pregnant but it's just soooooo different! :)

Aurora - posted on 04/09/2010

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Yes! This pregnancy is also very different than my first. I wasn't as sick which was a plus but this time I have horribal leg pains, constantly tired, cannot sleep very well. I get tired by doing nothing it seems like. On the plus side it's gone pretty fast.

Robin - posted on 04/09/2010

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Yes I am pregnant with my second one, and had so many issues with nausea, dizzy, high blood pressure and leg, rib or back pain....my first one was a breeze no issues, this baby Im having now is with a different father and I was told that different genetics can cause pregnancy to be different...so your not alone hang in there !!

Rebecca - posted on 04/07/2010

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Holy crap! 7 kids?! Yes, this will be # 7! And the #1 question I get is "OMG, how do you do it?" Well, I drink a lot! :) I wasn't sure that I wanted another one, but was afraid for my husband to get "fixed", because I thought I might want another when the youngest goes to school. So much for that idea, the youngest just turned 2, so yeah it's crazy.

Jennifer - posted on 04/07/2010

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Well my first pregnancy I was throwing up for the full 9 months....this time around my blood pressure is high, and have had a few minor complications. I'm finding myself exhausted at the end of each day...I'm assuming for chasing a 4 year old around.

Rebecca - posted on 04/07/2010

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Oh, I'm so sorry, but yes I agree. My first 3 were very easy, but 4, 5, 6, & now 7 are just draining. I was sick for almost 6 mos. this time & very tired! Hang in there...just like labor & birth it does end! :)

Stephanie - posted on 04/07/2010

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I found that my second pregnancy has been much worse than the first one. Although, maybe it's because I'm a little older and paying more attention to my body on this one. Who knows? I know this one is about to drive me nuts though. He is wearing me out and we got 15 more weeks to go.

Chelsey - posted on 04/06/2010

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I am actually getting less rest this go around, the results of having a very busy 18 month old boy. But I feel really good. With my son I had 7 months of morning sickness and with this one I had about 7 weeks. Although I have more rib pain and back pain. Every pregnancy is so different. I agree with Krista try and get some relaxation time for you, what ever works for you. It should help relieve some stress which may in turn help you feel better.

Krista - posted on 04/06/2010

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It's worse because you simply cannot get the rest that you did the first time around. At least, that's what I think. You're caring for another person and not taking the time for yourself that you did before.



Symptom wise, it's worse, but that's because every pregnancy is different. For my first, I had a boy. I'm now having a girl.



Take it day by day. If you need a nap, try to get someone to watch number 1 and take a nap. Go for a spa day. You can find facilities with registered massage therapists who will cater to a pregnant woman. And what I find REALLY relaxing is just a plain, old pedicure.

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