Many believe that the second pregnancy will be easier than the first. Perhaps it is, but everything happens and vice versa. Each new pregnancy is individual, it goes completely differently, and you never guess whether it will be easy or not.
It is believed that the second pregnancy is easier than the first one in the sense that the expectant mother becomes less emotional; she no longer runs to any doctor for any question. I really was.
If during the first pregnancy I was afraid to move once again, I was more careful, then when I waited for my second daughter, I simply had no time to monitor my condition. My eldest daughter was not even a year old when I got pregnant again, and she needed attention, care and love.
Also, the second pregnancy is easier because mom is already more experienced. She knows that you can eat, what to drink vitamins.
Second pregnancy and family
Sometimes it happens that the second pregnancy comes unexpectedly. A woman in this situation has many questions and the most difficult: to give birth or not? How to tell a husband and child about this?
I didn’t have thoughts about abortion, and my husband somehow calmly reacted to the fact that soon there will be two children. But some relatives said that it was necessary to have an abortion, that it would be difficult for me, and so on. It was painful and unpleasant to hear that.
We didn’t have to talk to our daughter, she was just a crumb. Now our girls are like twins, constantly together.
Difference second pregnancy
And although each pregnancy is individual, there are common differences between the second pregnancy and the first. For example, the stomach becomes noticeable about a month earlier. And this is true, my first pregnancy began to notice only at 5-6 months.
Also earlier, the movements of the child become noticeable. I think this is because the woman already knows how to push the child. In the first pregnancy, I waited a long time for kicks from my daughter and did not understand how it should be.
It is noticed that in the second pregnancy the abdomen is located lower, this is because the abdominal muscles become weaker. This has its advantages: there is no strong pressure on the diaphragm and on the stomach.
And the disadvantages are that the pressure on the bladder, lower back and back increases. In this case, the load will help relieve the bandage.
In the second pregnancy, I fainted several times, which was not in the first pregnancy. But the difference between the children is very small, my body did not have time to fully recover, so I felt more tired.
It is difficult for me to say for sure whether the second birth is easier or not, but according to the stories, yes. I just had a second birth with a cesarean section. But I know for sure that they pass much faster. I didn’t have painful contractions, and the neck had time to open in half, so the operation was performed urgently.
And when I was in the prenatal ward during the first birth, next she gave birth to her second child. The whole process took about an hour. So, if you are expecting a second child, you should contact the hospital in advance.
Once again I want to note that each pregnancy passes in its own way. I both had lungs, although in the first place I myself visited the doctor more often.