Preparing can be as rewarding and special as the first time. If you begin to feel very depressed or anxious, or have thoughts about harming yourself or your baby, get help from your doctor immediately. You might worry about whether you'll have just as much love for your new arrival as you do for your older child. The happiness and love that your first baby brought into your life is beyond measure, and now you're expecting another child. Your first child may have a range of emotions, from excitement to jealousy or even resentment. More on this topic for:
Talk to your doctor if you have feelings of depression. The arrival of a new baby brings big changes to older kids, so you might want to hold off on introducing others.
Birth of a Second Child
More on this topic for: Having a second child and handling two kids can be a bit overwhelming at first. Your first child may have a range of emotions, from excitement to jealousy or even resentment. You'll be trying to get your infant on a feeding and sleeping schedule while handling your older child's needs. One positive change that a second child brings is an increased confidence in your own abilities, knowledge, and experience. Bringing home a new baby will affect you in many ways — some physically and others emotionally. The arrival of a new baby brings big changes to older kids, so you might want to hold off on introducing others.