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Does your second child come faster than your first?

Does your second child come faster than your first?

1. Your second labor might go faster. While first labors usually last an average of 18 to 24 hours, second labors tend to clock in much shorter, with an average of about 8 hours. Certainly, this will vary but most do experience a faster birth the second time around.

When is best to have a second child?

Waiting 18 months to 23 months after the birth of your last child before conceiving another seems best for the new baby’s health, according to several studies (Lyell et al 2012, Conde-Agudelo et al 2006, Smith et al 2003).

What’s the best age to have a second child?

A woman’s body isn’t really back to normal for 18 months after giving birth, and studies show that anemia and other complications are more common in pregnancies that are closer together. Some experts recommend waiting at least 27 months between births.

How old was my first baby when I had my second?

To be honest, I was scared to death about how hard it was going to be with a second baby. My first was barely two years old, and I was still trying to figure her out. During the first few months after I had my second child, I often felt like I was walking in a fog.

What’s the difference between the first and second child?

The first child: Had the benefit of all my attention. Good thing because I had no idea what I was doing. The next one: Has the benefit of my experience. Good thing because I am busy explaining to her sister why she doesn’t get all of the attention anymore.

What happens to your life when you have a second baby?

When you have a second baby, things are a bit different than the first time around. You will less concerned about being the perfect parent. Time alone with your partner and friends is even more important. Everything changes once you become a parent.

What to buy a friend who is having a second baby?

If you have a friend or family member expecting baby number two, do them a favor: don’t buy the new baby a stuffed animal or a board book (we’ve still got plenty of those from numero uno). Get the new parents something they really want and will truly appreciate the second time around.

When did I find out I was having my second child?

Six weeks after my daughter was born, an email landed in my inbox that sounded like it had come from the inside of my own head. A reader, J, wrote to me that she was pregnant with her second baby, and that she was excited, of course…but also scared.

What do you need to know about having a second baby?

(When in doubt about how to handle things, extra snuggles are always a good idea.) 5. You won’t be treated the same way you were the first time around. When you’re pregnant with your first, the world all but rolls out a red carpet for you and your baby-to-be.

Is there a perfect time to have Baby # 2?

Mom pregnant with second baby gets prepared for baby #2. perfect time. Just like there isn’t a perfect time to have your first child, there isn’t a perfect time to have your second. Regardless of when baby #2 joins your family, it’s going to be crazy, messy, and more than anything else, incredible. 2.

How did I feel after having my second child?

During the first few months after I had my second child, I often felt like I was walking in a fog. But after I found a routine that worked for me, I started feeling less like a hot mess. In fact, it wasn’t until I started getting out of the house and becoming more comfortable with being a mom to two kids that things got easier.