Many people don’t realize that twin pregnancies are a little different than regular pregnancies. Sure, the babies grow the same way, but there is some really cool things that happen in twin pregnancies that don’t happen in singular. I’m currently pregnant with twins and so far this pregnancy has been totally different than with my single daughter.
Twins Can Naturally Happen
Some people think that getting pregnant with twins is only something that happens to certain people. However, twins can happen naturally. In fact, you’re more likely to naturally get pregnant with twins if you’re in your 30’s or 40’s. This happens because of irregular ovulation and the small chance that you ovulate two eggs at the same time.
For example, in my family twins are EXTREMELY common. I was a twin in the womb and my mom’s sister had twin boys. Additionally, my grandmother has a relative who gave birth the triplets!
Morning Sickness is Twice as Bad
A lot of twin moms I know have had back morning sickness. This is something that’s real, even according to experts. It’s said that the morning sickness is due to heavy levels of human chorionic gonadotropin in your system.
With my first, I had no sickness at all! With twins I was extremely sick till 15 or so weeks.
More Heartburn, Sorry Twin Moms
Say it isn’t so! Sorry, twin moms, experts also say that women who are pregnant with twins may experience bad heartburn. While this isn’t fun, just think of the end goal and how you just want to healthy babies at the end.
You’ll Need Twice as Much Nutrients
I’m not saying you need to eat two chocolate donuts, instead of one. I’m saying that your body will need more fruits, veggies, and various vitamins and nutrients. It’s best to eat as healthy as you can, so that your babies are getting all those good nutrients. Unfortunately, sugar and fatty foods don’t offer those nutrients.
Higher Weight Gain
While this isn’t true for every twin mom out there, some moms who are pregnant with twins do gain more weight. It only makes sense, considering you’re carrying two babies in there. Try to relax about this, knowing that your babies are growing is always a great thing!
You may wonder how you can deal with more morning sickness, weight gain, and ensuring you’re eating healthy for two babies. Take it one day at a time! If you have questions, always ask your doctor or midwife. You can also join a support group online for moms-to-be with twins. You can ask questions and get advice from other women who have “been there and done that.”
What is one thing you didn’t know about twin pregnancies that you know now?