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8 Ways Your Subsequent Pregnancies Are Different Than Your First

8 Ways Your Subsequent Pregnancies Are Different Than Your FirstBeing pregnant is an amazing time in life and I am so looking forward to it happening for me again soon.

As much as I will love it and look forward to it, pregnancies after the first one are different. Not bad or good, just different. It’s not all totally new so many fears and concerns you may have had when you were pregnant with your first will ease.

There are some things that are harder with a child around and some awesome things come sooner than before. You have already mastered moving around with the baby bump and collected many things the first time around.

Click through to read how you’re second+ pregnancies are different than your first:

  • You Get Bigger Quicker 1 of 8
    You Get Bigger Quicker
    After you've already been there done that, your body knows what to do. It's more relaxed and you will notice your stomach getting bigger sooner. Time to break out those maternity clothes.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • You May Feel Your Baby Move Sooner 2 of 8
    You May Feel Your Baby Move Sooner
    Since you already know what it feels like, there will be less "was that gas" and more "I felt baby"
    Photo credit: photostock
  • You Do a Lot Less Shopping 3 of 8
    You Do a Lot Less Shopping
    You either have it all already or realize you don't really need all that stuff.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • You Take the “Rules” In Stride 4 of 8
    You Take the "Rules" In Stride
    All the rules on what to do and what not to do you start to take as a grain of salt. You're not so stingy about what you eat, and won't freak out if you miss a prenatal pill or something.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Napping is Even Harder 5 of 8
    Napping is Even Harder
    Having a child around while pregnant means you have less time to put your feet up and sleep.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • You May Feel Braxton Hicks Sooner 6 of 8
    You May Feel Braxton Hicks Sooner
    You are already aware of what a contraction feels like so you will notices them sooner. They won't necessarily happen sooner than before, but you will notice now.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • You Will Forget You’re Pregnant 7 of 8
    You Will Forget You're Pregnant
    You are much busier with a child around and you've done this before. There will be at least one time where you will forget you're pregnant.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • The Things That Scared You, Won’t Any More 8 of 8
    The Things That Scared You, Won't Any More
    Terrified of pooping on the delivery table or worried about so many people in the room? Those fears go away because you have been through it and realize how little you will care when in the moment.
    Photo credit: photostock

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