Transcript for Can You Love Another Child as Much as Your Firstborn?
The morning stir. The anxiety that hits some parents when expecting a second child. Can they love the second like the first? Deborah Roberts has one mom's story. Reporter: 35-year-old Darcy dreamed of having more than one child. It was always the plan. Reporter: About 18 months after giving birth to her son, the london-based American mom found herself pregnant again. But this time, jolted by the thought of loving another baby. I just was completely terrified about how it would disrupt the family dynamic that we had just gotten used to and created. Reporter: The kripsters.com ed kor said, how on Earth would I love anyone as much as my first born. They joked about their second baby as baby chopped liver. I remember Reading to my son in his nursery and crying and thinking, it's never going to be just me and him again. Reporter: Soon other parents were weighing in. One writing I was worried about this when I was pregnant, but the second I held her, it wasn't a concern. Another saying it never occurred to me to worry that I wouldn't love him/her as much as my first born. It's extremely common for a lot of parents to have fear and anxie anxiety. A mother has enough capacity, love this her heart, to love two, three, four, five, six children at the same time. Reporter: And her fears quickly dissolved. The second she laid eyes on her second son, her newest bundle of joy. I couldn't believe how much I loved him right way. Reporter: She hopes her honesty helps give other mothers less guilt. They have two boys that are best friend. It's fun. They have someone to share it with, too. Reporter: For ABC news, Deborah Roberts, New York.
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