In the first pregnancy read every book known on the process of reproduction, take care to have a balanced diet and in the second pregnancy don’t have time to read magazines.
All pregnancies are special, but your first tends to get a bit more of the red carpet treatment than any pregnancies that follow. Here are my top 10 differences between a first pregnancy and a second (or any that occur after).
10. The Learning Curve
The first: You read every book known to man about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, environmental toxins, diet and exercise, etc.
The second: You read People magazine in the spare three minutes you get to yourself each day. Hey, you have to find out what Brad and Angelina are up to somehow. Been there. Read that. Whatever.
The first: You make sure that you eat a perfect, balanced diet while pregnant so the baby will have every advantage from day one.
The second: You eat spare chicken nuggets off your toddler’s plate while cleaning up after dinner and getting ready for bedtime.
8. Diagnosing Mystery Ailments
The first: If any little thing just doesn’t feel right, you call your OBGYN.
The second: If anything short of a limb falling off happens, you say it will be fine and keep on… continue reading
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