Recovery After Second Child

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Recovery After Second Child
Thu, 06-06-2013 - 9:53am

Hi mamas!

For you BTDT moms, did you find that your recovery was harder after your second (or more) child? Did chasing after a toddler or older child make it more difficult? 

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Registered: 06-17-2007
Tue, 06-11-2013 - 8:06pm

I wouldn't say the recovery itself was harder. It was easier in that I knew what to expect, it was easier in that my pain management in the hospital was better, and it was easier in that I hadn't gone through a traumatic labor first. I didn't do too much in caring for my daughter, who was almost three, because I was focused on attending to my son and recovering. By the time my husband went back to work at 2.5 weeks pp, I was pretty well able to manage on my own.

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