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Is the second pregnancy typically easier or harder than the first pregnancy?

Both the pregnancy and the labor? Is there anything that I can do to make things easier for everyone, (me, my husband, my son, and the one on the way)


Asked by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Jul. 1, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Each prenacy is different, both my pregnancy's where the same in difficulty but I was in better shape with my second one. The labor how ever was more difficult the second time as he came out the wrong way.

    Answer by mommabear53 at 12:33 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

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  • Labour was much easier for me with my second, I was more relaxed and I had a waterbirth...no more land births for me! My pregnancy was not radically different, I was a bit more tired as I was running after a toddler and I had a bit more pain late in pregnancy in my pelvis (things just opened up a bit further!) Being relaxed really makes it so much easier mentally though. Third was even better :) Enjoy.

    Answer by mamatrip at 2:15 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

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  • well i had three csections and i think it gets worser espically if you dont keep the weight off

    Answer by Patientchild3 at 2:57 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

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  • lol both of my full term little ones were different. with my daughter i was in labor for almost 36 hours and my son was about 30 and hard labor for 13, but as soon as they gave me the go ahead for both my DD took 2 hours and my son was 10 min tops. but i laso had 2 different kinds of drs in for both, DD had a stupid midwife and my son had a high risk dr. but i would say depending on the position of the baby decides how the delivery will go. GOOD LUCK!!!!

    Answer by mommything03 at 12:23 AM on Aug. 21, 2010

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  • im 23 weeks with my 2 and shes been hell on wheels my first child was easy going nothing happen but with her ive had ups and downs so my first was much easy

    Answer by twimommy at 8:41 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

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  • I think mine were different ways, son no morn sickness 2 girls morn sickness. Fast delivery w/first faster w/2nd and even faster w/3rd .But they are abt the same w. delivery bec lets face it's a football coming out of a tiny hole, and heaven knows how big a football is going to be. Pregnancies are all nerve racking bec you worry abt the health of the baby shd I be doing this or that, shd I be eating this or that, there are just so many things, eating, drinking, it can go on and on and you can drive your self crazy. But be active, eat healthy, no drinking or smoking and you'll be fine w/ a healthy beautiful little bundle of JOY.

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 10:40 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

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  • my second one was by far the easiest to me. Im pregnant now and this one is taking its toll on me. Every pregnancy is different...

    Answer by MeekMeek at 1:01 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

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  • this is my second pregnancy and i would def say its easier. im not as sick. i had a girl last time and i think since it is soo different, that im having a boy this time! :) good luck!!

    Answer by jesi817 at 9:56 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

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  • I found my second to be easier than my first or third.

    Answer by ohmommamia at 5:03 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

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  • My 2nd pregnancy was quite a bit easier than my first. I didn't get as neaseous as I did during the first one, but when I did feel sick I simply would not let myself throw up because I had a 1 1/2 yr. old to be running around after!

    Answer by coolestmom770 at 5:53 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

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