A twin or triplet pregnancy is many times referred to as a "multiple gestation," this simply means more than one baby is born to a mother. Twins pregnancies occur more often than you might expect. In fact, approximately 2% of all pregnancies produce twins.
Twins and Multiples
During pregnancy, the most important thing is having support. Anai Rhoads shares ideas for partner support both during and after pregnancy.
A woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy risks giving birth to an abnormal child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). A child born with FAS has a pattern of mental and physical defects.
by Anai Rhoads
A healthy baby is an active baby
In order to ensure your baby is doing well, you will need to monitor your baby's movements daily. The following is a list of how to monitor your baby's movements, which you can do after 20 weeks of pregnancy:
- Make sure to count the fetal movements at least once a day.
- Set aside a specific time, and do this the same time each day.
Pregnancy is a time of many changes for both partners, including changes in their sexual relationship. You and your partner may experience different emotions and feelings, so communication is as important now as always.
Today is November 15th, and I found out that I am pregnant with my fourth baby. I am not sure how far along I am, or even when I am due. I just know that I have a baby growing inside me and that my HCG levels are 84.
I went to my new OB today for my first prenatal appointment. Things went very well. I am very impressed with her and already like her a lot.
It's been a better week emotionally. Health wise, its getting worse! Christmas Day, I threw up for the first time.
This week has been a quiet one. On Wednesday after my doctor appointment, I developed a pain in my side that lasted until Saturday. I'm not sure what it was, but it's gone now, and that's all I care about.
These last three weeks have been really nice. I'm feeling really well, and I kind of have calmness about me. I feel very at peace with my pregnancy.