Eighteen Years Apart
When I was pregnant with my first child I was young and clueless. I would ask a lot of questions like a 2yr old child now learning the rules of life using the expression why. However, I had a great family support system that helped me thru all my good and bad times during the pregnancy. My body stretched in ways that I could not believe and I swore I would never have another child. Eighteen years later who knew I would become pregnant after I gave up on having another child.
The birth of my beautiful daughter was something to remember like the first time you smelt a flower. The labor itself was fourteen hours long, and very painful. I cried for at least five hours asking myself how, can I experience so much pain at one time. The complications before her birth, was enough for any women not to want to have any children alone. I felt my body stretch like a balloon full of too much air and still will not burst.
Now, my bouncing baby boy was a totally different kind a birth. My labor was fast and semi-painless. I was in and out of the hospital within six hours. I had no complications during any stages of my pregnancy. I was prepared for him to come mentally and physically.
In conclusion, no matter if it is the birth of your first child or your last, your age at the time makes a big difference in the stages of your pregnancy. What I came to realize between the two births is that it is easier and stress free when you are older. I have more time and patients with my son. The older you are the more you will be able to adapt to changes your body may undergo.