9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

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During pregnancy, your uterus should enlarge almost 500 times in 9 months and then return to its original size. The brain is also undergoing changes, as many women even report impaired memory and confusion during pregnancy. Even so, many of us willingly go through it a second or even third time. But remember, every pregnancy is different, and even more so the second.

Pictolic has figured out how your second pregnancy can differ from the first. Remember, every pregnancy is a special journey.

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9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

1. A second pregnancy can tire you even more.

Remember your first pregnancy and how energized you were? It was a very special time in your life and you have had a lot of fun with your partner, friends, and family. But during your second pregnancy, you already have a responsibility to take care of your first baby, which means you may not have as much time for yourself as you used to.

9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

2. Childbirth may be different.

The birthing experience may also differ from your first pregnancy to your second pregnancy. In fact, most women agree that labor is often faster during second pregnancy and that it becomes easier with each subsequent birth. Your first birth experience helps, and you may be better prepared the second time around.

9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

3. You will feel the baby moving much earlier.

The first movements of the baby, usually during the first pregnancy, you may feel them for the first time between the sixteenth and twenty-fifth weeks. During the second pregnancy, you may feel the baby wiggle as early as 13 weeks, largely because you already know how it happens.

9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

4. The belly may be visible earlier.

The first movements of the baby, usually during the first pregnancy, you may feel them for the first time between the sixteenth and twenty-fifth weeks. During the second pregnancy, you may feel the baby wiggle as early as 13 weeks, largely because you already know how it happens.

9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

5. Morning sickness may be absent or much worse.

Some women never get severe morning sickness. For others, things are much worse than the first time.

9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

6. Breast sensitivity may or may not be present.

The first pregnancy is usually accompanied by such soreness of the breasts that the bra becomes a mortal enemy. But for many women, a second pregnancy does not cause such over-tenderness in the breasts. And the size of the breast does not increase so much the second time.

9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

7. The child may be lower.

After the first pregnancy, the muscles of the abdomen and pelvis weakened. You may have carried your baby high in your first pregnancy, but in your second you can carry your baby lower as the muscles are not as flexible as they used to be.

9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

8. Postpartum labor may be more intense and painful.

After you've given birth to a baby, the uterus will have to work hard to get back to its original size. And as it shrinks, you get postpartum labor or pain after childbirth. You may have experienced a mild variety, similar to menstrual cramps, after the birth of your first child. But they become more serious during and after the second pregnancy. In fact, you can feel them the most during breastfeeding. Studies show that severe cases of multiple births may require pain relief to ensure healthy breastfeeding.

9 things every mother needs to know before having her second child

9. Second pregnancy can worsen back pain.

One of the many hormones your body produces during pregnancy is relaxin. Its job is to prepare your body for childbirth by relaxing your muscles and joints. You may have experienced a tingling pain, especially in your back, during your first pregnancy. But during your second pregnancy or at any time after your pregnancy, the pain may worsen. The culprit is again relaxin, which even more relaxes the already relaxed joints and muscles, causing you discomfort.

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