How Is Your Second Pregnancy Different Than Your First? An Expert Explains

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The first time you get pregnant, you and your body go through major, major, changes. Mentally and emotionally, you may feel anxious or nervous, and physically — well, that goes without saying. But once you have your baby, and all the emotional and physical stresses subside, you get to relax and enjoy your baby — then you get pregnant again. You feel like you know what to expect, but how is your second pregnancy different than your first?

Romper spoke with Mary O’Toole, OB-GYN, at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, in Laguna Hills, California, who says that in your second pregnancy, you may feel a little more tired and may experience more nausea, which might be because you aren’t able to rest and pamper yourself as much. This makes sense considering one of the biggest changes in the equation of a second pregnancy is the fact that you’re taking…

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