Did you have pregnancy 'symptoms' sooner with your second pregnancy?

JamieLeigh - posted on 01/15/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I've been experiencing my pregnancy symptoms a lot sooner than with my first child. I'm about 2 months pregnant and I've already gone up two cup sizes!! Is it normal to get pregnant symptoms sooner with your second?

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Matte - posted on 03/30/2011

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oh dear! i may be pregnant for the second time and only a week after conception i was feeling sick and tired and wanting tons of pickles and protein! (sp?) so if i'm pregnant then I would say yes you feel everything sooner!! I hope my boobs go up two cup sizes!!! lol

Krystal - posted on 07/07/2011

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I just found out I am 3-4 weeks pregnant. I've been experiencing symptoms like bigger and sore boobs, weight gain, cravings, raise in temperature, and being tired all the time, so I am guessing you experience things earlier with your second pregnancy

Laura - posted on 03/30/2011

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YES, it's completley normal to have pregnancy symptoms earlier with your 2nd. I'm pregnant on my fourth and at 3 weeks was experiencing pregnancy symptoms, your body is just adjusting earlier because you have already been through it before X

Jamie - posted on 01/15/2010

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I was opposite. I would have never guessed I was pregnant with a second until I missed my period. I was already 9 weeks a long when I found out for sure ( I didn't think anything of it because I had skipped my period before with the birth control I was on). I had no morning sickness or anything. I did gain weight a little faster though.

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 03/30/2011

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Yes its totally normal for you to get pregnancy symptoms earlier with your 2nd. My 2nd and 3rd pregnancys felt like they flew by and i showed earlier and grew larger!

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Megan - posted on 07/07/2011

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Congrats! I am 9 weeks pregnant, and I know what you mean. I only had my first 8 months ago. For my first, I was nauseous and would get sick if I ate anything with tomatoes, and I was exhausted. However, besides the occasional butterflies, I didn't feel pregnant. This time around, I am nauseous, haven't been sick once.. but feel 5 months pregnant. I don't think there are any normals in regards to being pregnant. Not one of us are the same. I wish you good health and lots of luck! :)

Amanda - posted on 01/15/2010

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I didn't have any symptoms leading up to finding out I was pregnant with my 2nd mostly I think because I was planning my wedding and was so stressed out...I didn't even suspect I was until I was in my lab class and we were taking pregnancy tests and mine came out + (1 week before I was to get married at that)...when I finally went to the Dr 2 weeks after getting married i was 10 1/2 weeks already!!!!

Shaina - posted on 01/15/2010

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Often, women have earlier symptoms with their second pregnancy because of 2 things. 1) Your body has already experienced it before and so already knows where this is headed. That's why you often start to show faster. 2) You are mentally more aware of it. With your first, there are a lot of times where you aren't sure if it's pregnancy or something else. This time, you're more aware that it has to do with the pregnancy and not other factors. You'll probably also feel this baby move sooner because you'll know the feeling.

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I think your body knows what its suppose to do, so it does show pregnancy symptoms sooner with your 2nd. Your body is already broken in. Plus you know what to look for in symptoms so you notice them sooner'

Jennifer - posted on 01/15/2010

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I was out of my regular clothes at 3-4 months with my oldes, 2 months with my 2nd and 6 weeks with my youngest that is how I figured out I was expecting. You also get larger with each child.

Elissa - posted on 01/15/2010

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your body knows what is going on this time so it isnt unusual to have 2nd pregnancy symptoms sooner because the hormonal pathways are already there. Plus sometimes we are more aware of what is going on because we have done it before. second timers often feel movement earlier also because they know what it feels like and are more aware.



Congratulations!

Carrie - posted on 01/15/2010

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Yes I got pregnancy symptoms sooner with my second. I was wearing maternity cloths at 2 months and was showing before 4 months. It is normal to show signs earlier with a second pregnancy because ur body has been through it before.

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I think your body knows what its suppose to do, so it does show pregnancy symptoms sooner with your 2nd. Your body is already broken in. Plus you know what to look for in symptoms so you notice them sooner'

Elissa - posted on 01/15/2010

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your body knows what is going on this time so it isnt unusual to have 2nd pregnancy symptoms sooner because the hormonal pathways are already there. Plus sometimes we are more aware of what is going on because we have done it before. second timers often feel movement earlier also because they know what it feels like and are more aware.



Congratulations!

Carrie - posted on 01/15/2010

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Yes I got pregnancy symptoms sooner with my second. I was wearing maternity cloths at 2 months and was showing before 4 months. It is normal to show signs earlier with a second pregnancy because ur body has been through it before.

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