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In the first pregnancy, there is a sense of premiere. Everything is exciting and new. With the second pregnancy, everything will be completely different, many women are convinced of that But what exactly does that look like?
A Roller Coaster Of Emotions
The excitement of your first pregnancy has certainly stayed in your memory. This time, too, you will not be spared the hormones, but perhaps you will be a little more relaxed about the birth. Since you already have a child, there is probably not much time to be worried anyway.
Will The Second Pregnancy Be Different?
Perhaps the fears of your first pregnancy are already no longer playing a role, or you are worried about them happening again. The biggest difference is probably that you won’t have as much time to fully focus on yourself. The sibling also demands time, love and attention.
Your Body In The Second Pregnancy
Your belly will probably grow faster than in the first pregnancy. Many women also feel the baby’s movements more clearly and earlier. You already know what the “butterfly flutter” feels like and can thus better classify this feeling. The same pregnancy symptoms may occur again. However, this time you already have prior knowledge and know what will help you.
The Second Pregnancy Becomes More Exhausting
Many women feel that they can’t do their first child justice, but also can’t really focus on the new baby. You may soon feel that the nine months have flown by without you being able to really connect emotionally.
What Changes With The Second Child?
In any case, you need time. Time to regroup. The new child brings momentum, work and deprivation. Do not try to be perfect. With the second child, the father also has to be more hands-on. After all, you now have the postpartum period ahead of you again.