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Five things you must know before having a second child

You are already blessed with a little angel and now you need a companion for him / her. But, before both you and your partner plan for a second child, there are a few important things to know. Check out the following section to know 5 vital factors that you must take into account prior to being mom for the second time:

No Two Conceptions are Similar

The first and foremost thing that should be considered in this stage is the conception. May be you needed only one month or so for conceiving in case of your first child. But it does not mean that things will be that smooth this time too. It has been seen that couples expecting a second child have become successful as long as after 5 or 6 years. So, it can be very hard and frustrating at times.

Pregnancy Experience can Differ

Just like the conception, the experience of a second-time pregnancy can also vary a lot. Even though your first pregnancy was a smooth sailing one, it does not confirm that you are going to have the exactly same experience for the next time. From serious morning sickness to severe pregnancy complications, there might be a number of issues throughout the period. Hence, get yourself prepared.

The ‘Satan’ after the ‘Angel’

Well, it is another thing that you should keep in mind while planning for the second baby. If you have an angel now, the chance is big that the next one is going to be the Satan. Never expect that both of your kids will be of same personality or nature and you have to be ready for this.

Significant Changes in Lifestyle

A second child means a huge change in your regular routine. Being a mom, you already have experience of how a newborn becomes the indispensable part of your lifestyle. You might have to stretch yourself to the boundary irrespective of your stress, tiredness and exhaustion. Therefore, ask yourself whether you are ready to deal with the same once more before taking any decision.

Expense Matters a Lot

Last but not the least, do consider the expenses associated with a baby. When it comes to taking the best care of a baby, you have to spend a lot. So, it is important that you analyze and anticipate your present as well as future fiscal conditions respectively and make a decision accordingly.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team

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