Many couples are surprised to find that getting pregnant after the first or second child is not quite as easy as before. If you've been having some troubles, you may want to consider if there are other issues at play. Check out If It's Been Awhile for an overview of what may be the problem. You might also want to find out what kinds of things you should be considering before having another child.
Have you already gotten that positive pregnancy test? Congratulations! You are expecting again - time to get out those maternity pants! Your family is growing and your ‘baby’ is about to become an older brother or sister. In their second pregnancies, many women feel more at ease and can fully enjoy the experience. For others, especially those who had some hardships with the first, it can be a time of apprehension.
Find out if things will be the same the second time around in Pregnant Again? What to Expect. Apart from looking forward to the birth of a second child, many moms are preoccupied with how this will affect the family dynamics. Preparing Your Older Child for the Birth addresses this issue and gives some practical tips. And when it comes to the big day, some parents debate whether the older sibling should be there. Should Siblings Attend the Birth? can help you decide whether this is for you.
Many pregnant women simply cannot understand how it is possible to love their second baby as much as their first. But there is more than enough love to go around. Just wait until the birth: within seconds of meeting your new baby, you’ll be bursting with love all over again!
And if you have tips about your second pregnancy or interesting stories of your children at the birth of a sibling, please e-mail us. Or, share them with other readers on our pregnancy forum.