Was your pregnancy different with your second child?

Erin - posted on 06/11/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I am pregnant with my second child, my first is 9 months (close I know!) I was just wondering if others pregnancy was a lot more difficult after having the first one? I am in a lot more pain this time around!

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Erin - posted on 06/15/2010

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Thanks all! My doctor has me going to see a chiropractor that specializes in pregnant women and they said my spinal alignment is all out of wack from having the second, I have to go back tomorrow so we will see if this helps much!

Karen - posted on 06/12/2010

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Every pregnacy is different, but you'd feel alot more pain with this 1 because your body hadnt fully recovered from your first baby. Congratulations on both babies

Lucy - posted on 06/12/2010

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My first pregnancy was a breeze, but a really difficult labour and birth.

My second pregancy was much harder- pain, high blood pressure, constant sickness, frequent bleeding scares, the works! But it was a very quick and easy birth, so keep your fingers crossed and maybe it will work out the same way for you!

Sandra - posted on 06/11/2010

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All 3 of my pregnancies were so different except for the 3 months of morning sickness with all of them. I think my middle child was the worst. He dropped really early and I was huge ontop of it. They all kicked bad but he would get his feet up in my ribs. I had really bad acid reflux with him too.

Sabrina - posted on 06/11/2010

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i had my daughter less than a year after having my son! i was in a lot more pain the second time around too and at 7 and a half months diagnosed with spd. its where the pelvic bones separate during pregnancy when theyre not supposed to. its not bad for the baby but it is sore to walk and even turn over in bed. it cleared up soon after i had her though which was a relief and now i would never know it happened

Sherri - posted on 06/11/2010

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Everyone of my pregnancies were different. Not a one was the same. I was in a thousand times more pain with my first. It depends were they sit. My oldest was on my back and I thought I would die by the end.

Lissa - posted on 06/11/2010

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There are 15 months between my youngest two so I know how you feel. You have to remember that you are running around after a little one discovering the world, picking them up bathing not resting as you probably did in your first pregnancy. By the time I got to then end of the day with my youngest it took my last reserve of strength to carry my daughter up the stairs for bed. It's easy to forget to look after yourself when you have a little one, so eat well and try to rest when your baby does.

Rosie - posted on 06/11/2010

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i've had 3 children, and each time the pain inm y hips and back and pelvic bone got worse, and worse and worse, and it came earlier. i've never had a great pregnancy, but my last one was so painful i refuse to have anymore.
but on the upside labor was a thousand times easier with each one!! :)

Tracy - posted on 06/11/2010

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Not really. My 2nd was easier on me and my kids' father in a lot of ways. With my son, I HAD to have certain things all the time: jalapenos, carrots, black olives. And everything had to be super fresh. Absolutely NO fast food. He would go to the house at noon and eat McD's, and I'd get home around 6 pm. I'd get so mad! The smell of fast food was the only thing that would make me vomit.

With my daughter, I could eat pizza sometimes and didn't have any cravings. But with both kids I borderlined on gestational diabetes.

Carolee - posted on 06/11/2010

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My son is almost 3 years old, and I'm due in a few weeks with my second. This pregnancy has been ENTIRELY different! With my son, I ended up having pre-eclampsia, kidney stones, and was on bed rest. I was also nausious the entire time, but never actually threw up. This one, though... it's a girl, and I knew to take a pregnancy test because I was throwing up. I have no signs of pre-eclampsia. She's measuring bigger, as well.



My doctor did tell me that, with each subsequent pregnancy, there is a bit more pain.

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