11 Things You Didn’t Know About Twin Pregnancies

6. Twin Pregnancies trigger more Weight Gain

When a women carries two babies in her womb, her body will naturally need more calories than a mother carrying a single child because there will be two placentas and much more amniotic fluid.

The women having a singleton pregnancy typically gain around 25 pounds while the women having twins tend to gain a lot more than 25 pounds. They are generally advised to gain more than 15 ponds and less than 40 pounds, so the ideal weight gain stands around 30 to 35 pounds for mothers pregnant with twins.

It is also important to take into account the actual weight of the women too. Women with normal weight should only gain about 37-54 pounds, while the women who are overweight and obese should gain 30-50 pounds. However, you should always consult your concerned doctor as every pregnancy is not the same.

Twin Pregnancies trigger more Weight Gain
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7. Fetal movement is not discovered early in twin pregnancy

While being pregnant with twins, the feeling of babies kicking is generally felt almost towards the end of pregnancy. It is said that these movements are only easily distinguishable only if women is experienced and has gone through pregnancy before because it’s incredibly hard to differentiate fetal movements from gastrointestinal movements.

Fetal movement is not discovered early in twin pregnancy
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8. Probability of gestational diabetes is higher in twin pregnancies

The chances of having gestational diabetes is much higher in mothers having twin babies, but it also happens when the babies are quite large, hence a C-section is required. Experts believe that the blues related with gestational diabetes is not much cause for concern, as typically the twin babies are not that large in size.

In majority of the cases, the women who suffer from gestational diabetes when going through pregnancy are much likely to get type-2 diabetes later on in life.

Probability of gestational diabetes is higher in twin pregnancies
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