fbpx Pregnancy with multiples | Stages of Pregnancy | pregnancy
Home > Pregnancy > Twins, Troiplets & multiples > Pregnancy with multiples

Pregnancy with multiples

userinfo
Prego Power
1 min read

Thumbnail image

Years ago, most twins came as a surprise. Now, thanks to advances in prenatal care, most women learn about a multiple pregnancy early. You might suspect you are pregnant with multiples if you have more severe body changes, including: 
•    Rapid weight gain in the first trimester 
•    Intense nausea and vomiting 
•    Extreme breast tenderness 
Your doctor can confirm whether you are carrying more than one baby through ultrasound. If you are pregnant with twins or other multiples, you will need to see your doctor more often than women who are carrying only one baby because your risk of complications is greater. Women carrying more than one baby are at higher risk of: 
•    Preterm birth 
•    Low birth weight 
•    Preeclampsia 
•    Gestational diabetes 
•    Cesarean birth 
More frequent prenatal visits help your doctor to monitor your and your babies' health. Your doctor will also tell you how much weight to gain, if you need to take extra vitamins, and how much activity is safe. With close monitoring, your babies will have the best chance of being born near term and at a healthy weight. 
After delivery and once your babies come home, you may feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Ask for help from your partner, family, and friends. Volunteer help and support groups for parents of multiples also can ease the transition. 
 

Comments (0)

Add new comment

Leave a Reply
Click here to cancel reply
Leave a Comment
Leave a Reply
Click here to cancel reply
Leave a Comment

Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
5 + 8 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

The subscriber's email address.

Subscribe

Get our monthly roundup of tips and trends to grow your website
The subscriber's email address.