first trimester of a twin pregnancy can be a very overwhelming period. You have
double the hormones, nausea, and mood swings. You figure out quickly that even
though you may have had children before, now itís a whole new ball game. So
what can you expect during your first trimester?
Due date is predicted
your first appointment your doctor will inform you of your due date. It is very
important that you discuss any medical history and past pregnancy issues early
on, as this will help your doctor prepare for the months ahead. You might also
want to discuss the fact that most multiples are born by the 36th
week. Prepare for this so that you are not too overwhelmed towards the end of
to go through lots of ultrasounds. Doctors want to make sure that everything is
progressing in a healthy manner. There is no better way than getting
ultrasounds, so start purchasing baby albums now! Do not be too alarmed if Baby
A and Baby B do not measure or weigh the exact amount. Remember that no two
individuals ever develop at the same rate. This rule applies to twins as well.
Unless your health care provider says there is something wrong or alarming you
should rest assured knowing that your little buns will be just fine. Do not be
surprised if you have an ultrasound during every visit. This is perfectly
normal during a multiple pregnancy.
Morning, afternoon and night
they call it morning sickness when you're sick all day? Beats me! I was sick most of the day during my twin
pregnancy. It is, however, very important that you keep yourself hydrated and
that you try to consume at least 600 calories more a day than you normally
would. Try eating healthy snacks and non-fried foods. I also found that sucking
on a lollipop helped alleviate my nausea. Do not worry. The constant nausea
usually passes after the first trimester.
Cramping and discomfort
cramping and discomfort is a very normal feeling during your first trimester.
It is often a way for your body to tell you that it is preparing for the
pregnancy. Your growing uterus usually causes cramping because often the
muscles in your abdominal area become affected. Sexual intercourse,
constipation and gas might also produce slight cramps, but this is all perfectly
normal. Although it is very common to
feel slight discomfort and occasional cramping, you should always contact your
health care provider. He/she can take a closer look and give you the
reassurance that you need.
perfectly normal for you to lack energy and feel drained during this time.
Remember to follow the signs that your body is giving you and take it easy
during your pregnancy. You will not be able to accomplish everything on your
list every day. You are giving life to two human beings and your body sometimes
just needs you to pause. If you feel especially tired, sit down or take a nap.
Your list can wait!
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