Chrissy Teigen on why her second pregnancy is harder

The ‘Lip Sync Battle’ star spoke to reporters about why being pregnant a second time is so much harder than the first.

A photo of Chrisst Teigen and John Legend on the red carpet

Pregnancy blog, 30/04/2018

Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend are expecting their second baby this June, but it sounds like it hasn’t all been plain sailing. Speaking to E! News on the red carpet, Chrissy said,

‘You realise your second pregnancy is harder because you have a kid already.’

Supporting his wife, John added, ‘You have to divide your energy between actually raising a kid and carrying one as well.’

Despite this she said the pregnancy has been OK, but agreed that she was ready to meet her baby boy.

Second pregnancies

Being pregnant for a second time can be a very different experience to the first.

Less ‘me time’

Having less time to look after yourself and enjoy your pregnancy is often cited as one of the main challenges of having a second baby. We have some tips for coping with pregnancy and a toddler, and how you can prepare them for the arrival of their little brother or sister.

Brand new symptoms

Just like babies, every pregnancy is different. You might find you have symptoms this time that you didn’t have before. For example, some women have morning sickness with their second but not their first, or the other way around.

Bump watch

As well as feeling different, you might find that your bump is more noticeable sooner, or you carry your second baby higher or lower than before.


Been there, done that, felt the kicks. Knowing what to expect might make you more aware of your baby’s movements earlier in a second pregnancy.

How you can make life easier for yourself

Find out more about how a second pregnancy can differ from the first, including breastfeeding and how to plan ahead for your new baby.

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