2Nd Question Set for Second Pregnancy

Updated on June 14, 2010
M.B. asks from Cincinnati, OH
12 answers

Hey Ladies,

I'm hoping some of you that have had more than one child could share their earliest pregnancy signs? It's too soon for me to take a test but OH MY ....

Did anyone have a belly right away? Couldn't hardly stay awake? Sick? Peeing every ten minutes (or at least it seems:) I'm not due for my period for about seven days so any test is too early yet.

Any differences between the first and second pregnancies would be much appreciated as well.

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answers from Cleveland on

I have two children. My pregnancies were completely different. My second pregnancy I was huge immediately. Or so it felt. I had lots of morning sickness. And not a lot of cravings. My first I didn't even feel pregnant at until I was 9 weeks along. I craved sweets like crazy. I never had a bit of morning sickness. With both pregnancies I knew I was pregnant before I tested positive. With my first son I actually tested negative twice first. Every pregnancy is diffrent.

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answers from Portland on

I was immediately exhausted with my second pregnancy, but also my sex drive went through the roof for about two weeks and then plummeted to its current state of non-existence (I'm 6.5 months pregnant with second baby).
Breasts didn't get tender with second like they did with first, and I had more morning sickness with this one than I did with my son.
I think it's going to be pretty much your own path- your body will handle it completely differently than mine or someone else's.
Good luck with whichever outcome you want! :)

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answers from New York on

I knew I was pregnant before I even took a pregnancy test the second time around...every time my toddler touched my boobs I wanted to push her away it hurt so bad. I also got morning sickness weeks before I did the first pregnancy and it lasted longer. :( If you are pregnant again hopefully you'll bypass the extended morning sickness.

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answers from Saginaw on

with my 2nd not so much but with my 3rd I swear I started showing from the moment of conception! I looked in the mirror one day when i was getting out of the shower and said where did that come from! 5 days later my period never came! Then I started relizing I had other symptoms that I just wasnt paying attention to! 3 weeks later I was in maternity cloths and my son will be born in 2 days via csection!

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answers from Dallas on

With my first I didn't know Iwas pregnant untill I was 5 weeks along so that took out the anxiety out of finding out. Even though all the signs were there, I slept until 11am, almost fainted several times, my period gone for a week, I never thought I could be pregnant. It was a huge surprise.

Now, my second pregnancy was planned and it was soooo stressful checking every month for symptoms, feeling pregnant but I wasn't it took me 6 months to conceive and strangely enough that month I thought I wasn't pregnant since I had no symptoms at all. I had wasted so much money on pregnancy tests that I thought "here's goes nothing again" and it turns out I was pregnant. I tested two days prior to my period and the two lines were clearly there (yay!).
I started feeling extremely nauseous when I was 8 weeks along so for the first two months I had no symptoms at all. every pregnancy is so different, also there are tests now that can find the pregnancy hormone even 6 days before so hopefully you will be able to test soon to find out,
good luck, I'll cross my fingers for you!

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answers from Rochester on

I started showing by about 10 weeks, give or take (my pants were too tight) with my second. Last month I was bloating and had so many pregnancy symptoms but was not pregnant. I spent way too much money on early tests. :) Symptoms were different with my second, so who knows with the third, whenever we're that lucky...

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answers from Oklahoma City on

I knew I was pregnant right away with my third because i began having to pee in the middle of night which is not normal for me and I got a yeast infection before i was due to start with all three of my babies. I never had morning sickness but very sore breasts with first two... not sure that will help much, but good luck!

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answers from St. Louis on

I found out at 4 weeks that I was pregnant with my 2nd. No signs - just took a test the day my period was supposed to show up. I had morning sickness with my 2nd but not with my first. I showed earlier. Tired more? Yes, but I was also running around after a one year old!

2nd pregnancy I took more naps because of my 1 year old I was running after. I made sure to rest more. I was up every hour to pee towards the end too!



answers from Sacramento on

I feel like the more children you have the easier to know you are pregnant and the faster you show. I found out I was pregnant with my first at 6 weeks, my second at 4 weeks, and my third i swear i knew within the first two weeks,my boyfriend didn't believe me but soon as I could take a test I did and positive it was :)
My earliest sign was always sleep, then the belly.



answers from Indianapolis on

Many women report that they can't wear their pants as soon as they take a +test with their second baby. It depends on how in shape you are I guess. I was 12 or 14 weeks before I needed maternity pants and they were HUGE when I started wearing them!
I did start peeing quite a bit. I was tired, but no more than I usually would be with PMS. I don't get sick, so it's hard to say with that one.
If you aren't due for your period for 7 days, that means you probably ovulated about 7 days ago, if you conceived that day or the day after, there's no way it has implanted (usually takes 10-12 days) so your body shouldn't be showing any signs of pregnancy, only those of PMS.

Good Luck:)


answers from Davenport on

My second pregnancy ended in a miscarriage but with my third pregnancy I was bloated and couldn't stay awake to save my life. I also could smell everything rather strongly. I took a pregnancy test at the insistence of my husband about a week before my period was due and got a positive result.



answers from Fresno on

My 1st sign was always cramps- I always thought I was going to start my period, but other than that no other early symptoms. I was very sick with my 1st and double sick with my 2nd.

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