How will your second preganancy differ from the first?

People used to ask me that, and I honestly, I often could not remember details about my first pregnancy! However, I do think it was easier the second time around, mostly due to the fact that I had a toddler to chase after, a busier schedule, and less time to think about the changes (emotional and physical) that were happening to my body. This is one of the things that Tricia O’Brien, Features Editor of American Baby Magazine, discusses in this CBS Up to the Minute interview.  She says becuase you have a little one to take care of, you might not notice the morning sickness as much, or pay as much attention to your aches and pains.  “You just sort of power through,” she says, pointing out that many pregnant women who already have children are playing Superwoman: you know what has to be done, you don’t know how in the world it will happen, but somehow you find yourself doing all that and more!

She also points out that you will look pregnant earlier on, carry lower (this does not mean you are having a boy, contrary to old wive’s tales), and you’ll feel muscle strain and pain earlier on. The up-side is that you probably won’t have time to worry about everything that could possibly go wrong, and you’re labor will be quicker!

Click here to read the article and watch the video.

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