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difficult first pregnancy/easy second?!

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justfivemoreminutes1 Fri 22-Jan-16 17:25:58

Hi ladies,

I got a BFP last night, and am absolutely over the moon to be expecting DC2 smile

I struggled a lot in the first trimester with DC1 in terms of sickness (puking till 16 weeks) and just feeling generally awful. Luckily at the time, I was going through a relatively quiet patch with work so could sort of get away with it...but now work is really full on with lots of meetings etc and pressure to perform, so I'm feeling a bit nervous about how things will pan out (assuming all progresses well)

I wanted to ask if anyone had struggled in their first pregnant but had an easier time the second time round?! Is there hope that I'll have an easier ride? X

2ndbabymama Fri 22-Jan-16 18:50:47

Me! I definitely suffered the first time from the get go. This time I didn't even feel pregnant for weeks (worried myself sick about it) and now 38 weeks delivering on Thursday (eek). Apart from heartburn at night and disrupted sleep in the last few weeks I could not complain at all. They are both boys and same Daddy. Just shows there's no rhyme nor reason and each one can be different. Good luck - there's definitely hope! Fingers crossed for you. X

justfivemoreminutes1 Fri 22-Jan-16 18:57:43

Thanks so much for replying and wishing you lots of luck for the birth-eeek!

That's really reassuring to hear, fingers crossed I have some of your luck this time smile x

MoonDuke Fri 22-Jan-16 19:01:08


No I can't post grin

Congratulations! cake

justfivemoreminutes1 Fri 22-Jan-16 19:39:25

Aww thank you Moon x

bluewisteria Fri 22-Jan-16 19:46:59

No, all mine the same sickness for a long time, BUT in each pregnancy I was able to deal with it better as I was fore armed with experience! I just got on with it differently, having children in tow makes you though.

Hopefully you will have a fab ride, but if not, just believe in yourself that you can do it, and you will. I found mindfulness and hypnobirthing techniques really helped me this time around when I thought I was going to loose the plot entirely.

MintyBojingles Sat 23-Jan-16 11:07:32

I'm only 9 weeks, but I've been fine so far, just a little nausea. Last time I had severe morning sickness from 6 weeks to 8 months. It was horrid!

Runningupthathill82 Sat 23-Jan-16 11:10:22

I'm having a very different pregnancy second time round. So hopefully you will too!

Jenjen85 Sat 23-Jan-16 12:44:03

I was the same as you sick until around 10wks with DD now 8wks pregnant with DC2 and my morning sickness started on Monday sad went to the Dr's and they gave me anti sickness tablets and so far have been ok but still felt a bit grotty like this morning. Hoping the tablets help as nothing helped with DD. Congratulations on your news

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