Completley Different 2nd Time Round

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Claire - January 9

I am 31 weeks pregnant with 2nd baby, I cant believe how different this pregnancy is from my first. I am alot bigger in size, as well as my baby being 2 and a half weeks bigger than its gestational age, does this mean that the baby will come earlier naturally? Is this normal for second timers??? I have also had alot of movement, which Im not complaining about, as I love feeling my baby wriggle around, but on the down side the Braxton Hicks contrations seem to be stronger this time, sometimes really painful, is this normal??

 

Mellissa - January 9

Although I'm only on my first, I have read in all three of my pregnancy books that most women are bigger the second time around (and any pregnancies after) because everything is already stretched and worked in. Your abdominal muscles and uterus are already trained on how to expand so you show quicker and look bigger. Just because your uterus is measuring a little big (or small, for that matter) doesn't mean that you baby is too. As for the Braxton hicks, I read too that these are going to be stronger in second and consecutive pregnancies as well. Other differences this time around may be also that your baby won't "drop" until the last minute. This is also due to the fact that your body (ie. pelvic floor muscles) do not need the pre-game warmup that they required the first time around. As for your baby moving more? I asked a few women about movement because my baby is ridiculously active all of the time and I wanted to know if it was normal. They said that all babies are different, even before they are born. It's just like hiccups: some babies get em' pre-birth all the time (like mine!) and some never get them at all. I also know that some of my friends only experienced morning sickness and other nasty symptoms with one or two of their pregnancies, not all of them.

 

BRY - January 10

I AM ABOUT 30 WKS ALONG WITH MY 2ND CHILD, I AM NOT AS BIG AS I WAS WITH MY 1ST, I GAINED A TOTAL OF 50 LBS WITH MY 1ST AND HAVE GAINED ABOUT 20 WITH THIS ONE SO FAR, I HAVE HAD A LOT STRONGER BRAXTON HICKS THIS TIME, AND HAVE HAD A COMPLETELY DIFF EXPERIENCE WITH THIS ONE. EXCEPT THAT I WAS EXTREMEMLY SICK IN THE BEGINNING OF BOTH PREGS!! GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING

 

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