Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

Twins or twins - a double delight for mom and dad, who are in anticipation of constant children's laughter and smiling children's eyes.

But to this, as well as to sleepless nights, so far away. You have recently learned about multiple pregnancy. And it harbors its own characteristics and dangers.

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If earlier a woman often found out about double happiness already during childbirth, that now the doctor can tell you about it quite early - an ultrasound scan will show this joy already at 5-6 weeks after conception. Although some experts do not recommend "translucent tummy" before 10 week. In any case, you have enough time to get used to your new position and prepare for childbirth.

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Features and possible complications

Many mothers of twins say that they intuitively felt that they were waiting for two babies immediately after conception. By the way, this is recommended to tell your doctor.

Be prepared for the fact that the biochemical indicators you will be much higher than women who are pregnant with one baby. This concerns, for example, the level of the alpha-fetoprotein protein or the hormone hCG (pregnancy hormone).

During pregnancy by two babies, you will add 18-20 kg, but do not worry - all the excess will go away within a year after giving birth

Another characteristic feature of multiple pregnancy is enhanced morning toxemia and the difficulty of removing women from it. The reason for this is in the hormone hCG.

Also, expecting twins, your breasts will be more sensitive than those of “normal” pregnant women, urination becomes more frequent. Characteristic for you will be fatigue and hunger, and in the second trimester and severe shortness of breath. Expect a sharp increase in your weight (body weight will increase by 30% compared with other future mothers) and the size of the abdomen, as well as strong movement of the children.

An additional 10-15% increase in blood volume, but the number of red blood cells, carriers of oxygen does not increase. Therefore, you may develop anemia.To prevent its occurrence, it is necessary to eat properly, increasing the proportion of protein foods, taking iron products or drugs recommended by the doctor.

Read also:The weight of the child depends on the lifestyle of the mother during pregnancy.

In anticipation of double happiness of a pregnant woman, it is necessary to appear for a consultation to the doctor once every two weeks, starting from the 20th week (preferably more often).

Possible complications:miscarriage, low birth weight of babies, disturbances in fetal development, anemia, early and late toxicosis (gestosis).

Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy - image №1Often there is a threat of premature birth, and the normal term for birth of babies is 36-37 weeks. Therefore, be prepared for the fact that doctors will carry out many manipulations so that this does not happen before. Doctors will assess the condition of the cervix, or even stitches it, or prescribe drugs to remove the threat.

For your part, you can also make every effort to prevent preterm labor. To do this, at a minimum, you need to limit the activity of your lifestyle, and sometimes you should stick to bed rest. After 20 weeks, the daytime rest of the future mother should be at least 4-6 hours.In later periods - up to 8 hours a day.

Often babies are born with a low body weight, in 40-60% of cases they weigh less than 2500 g. Often, the difference in the body weight of twins is small and is about 200-300 grams, but sometimes it reaches 1 kg.

To help kids recruit a woman should pay special attention to their diet, especially in the first trimester. Each child requires about 300-400 calories per day.

By the way, during pregnancy you will add 18-20 kg, but do not worry - all the excess will go away within a year after giving birth. And remember that in 90% of cases, waiting for twins proceeds almost without complications.

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    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy

    Waiting for double happiness: features of pregnancy