I have a daughter who is 3 and my husband and I decided to try for another baby and figured we would be done after this next pregnancy. We went in for our US and we got the shock of our life when the US tech said "oh, I see two babies". I about died!! Twins dont run in our families and we was in total shock with all the emotions in the world!! I still feel like Im living a dream, lol. We are getting excited and just know that God said we needed to have 3 children in our family and thats why we are expecting twins! Anyway, I have no clue about twins and what to expect with this pregnancy. Ive looked online for different things to go by (what to expect) and cant really find much on "twin" stuff. Can someone tell me some good sites to follow or someone help me through this pregnancy. lol - Im nervous and scared because Im so short (5'4") and Im so scared I wont carry these babies well. I have heartburn every now and then (had it awful with my daughter) and stay constipated. Is there something I can take every day for the constipation? Im only 8 weeks along. Dont have much morning sickness...just nauseous at times and sooooo tired all the time. If someone to lead me to some great sites or give me some tips that would be great. thanks in advance!
Congrats, twins are a lot of work but completely worth it. The only site I found that helped was this one. I searched the internet and couldn't find much. The ladies here are great. We've all been through or are going through it now. Hopefully from our experiences we can help you. Congrats again
Congratulations! The book, "When You are Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads" was the best book I found on a twin pregnancy. You can do this. It is scary, that is true. I am 5 feet tall and I carried my girls until 37w, 2d. I probably would have gone longer, but my petite Sarafina stopped growing right at the end. My perinatalogist felt that she would do better out of the womb.
My biggest advice for a twin pregnancy is to start slowing down during the second trimester and completely take it easy in the third trimester. You and your babies will thank you. The other thing that was different between a singleton and multiples is that you are pretty tired during the entire pregnancy. Be prepared for a lot of fatigue. You just never seem to get that second trimester energy.
I haven't carried to term yet, but I agree with the PP. This is the best site (i.e., other ladies) for multiple pregnancies.
I bought "What to Expect When You're Expecting Twins, etc." but I thought it was more a plug on her program than actually helpful (many women will call me blasphemous for saying that!).
My other advice is don't automatically assume bad things will happen. I'm only (almost) 25 weeks and I thought by now my pregnancy would be considered "complicated." I thought for sure I would be on bed rest by now, but NOPE. I feel great. There are no guarantees - some twin pregnancies are easier than singleton pregnancies.
Good luck. I love my twin pregnancy (minus the rib and back pain).
My biggest advice for a twin pregnancy is to start slowing down during the second trimester and completely take it easy in the third trimester. You and your babies will thank you. QUOTE]
I agree, I had a couple epsiodes at work where, me being the control freak I am, pushed myself at work because I didn't want anyone doing things for me and ended having to leave work because I felt like I was about to pass out. I over did it quite a bit and ended up having to finish out my work but going to the office and doing paper work (which totally sucked!)
congrats! It is scary and confusing. I also liked the Barbara Luke book, but this board was just as awesome. I believe there are a few threads saved here on what other MoMs feel you really need to buy. Post away and ask lots of questions!
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.