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How Your Second Baby will be Different than Your First

2. Your body will recover more quickly.
Assuming your birth really is easier, your recovery will likely be a lot quicker, too. With my first, it took about nine months for everything to feel normal again and the first six weeks were really painful. With my second, I was moving easily by the second week and felt just about normal by about a month postpartum. The same goes with hormones. I haven’t been an emotional mess this time. Last time...