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Extremely uncomfortable 2nd pregnancy

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user1473193597 Tue 04-Oct-16 21:36:25

I'm pregnant with my second child and while I actually enjoyed most of my first pregnancy, I am really struggling this time. I am 31 weeks and for several weeks the baby has been putting so much pressure on my lungs and stomach, I feel like I can barely breathe, drink or eat at times. With my first, I only felt this a little bit but it wasn't nearly as bad. I feel like I may be carrying high but I was the first time around too. Is it normal that the second one feels so different?? I also read somewhere that in second pregnancies the baby "drops" much later. Is this true?

divadee Wed 05-Oct-16 07:08:14

I am 23+2 with my second pregnancy and they are like chalk and cheese. I cannot believe how different this pregnancy is and how much I am struggling with it.

I can't give much advice with carrying high as I have the opposite and she has decided to make her home very low and batters my cervix all day.

OpposableThumbs2 Wed 05-Oct-16 08:10:30

My second was hideous after a fairly easy first one. To make it worse I went 9 days over. Sorry I'm not being very reassuring.

billabye Wed 05-Oct-16 13:53:21

Hi OP I'm 30 weeks with my second and also much more uncomfortable than with my first. Bending forwards is really difficult. I'm also carrying really high and at my last 2 growth scans my baby has been transverse. I think this explains the discomfort I'm feeling. Has your midwife said anything about your baby's position?

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