Symptoms that will Tell you If you are Carrying Twins

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jun 02, 2018
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  • One of the early signs is extreme morning sickness
  • Bleeding and spotting is more frequent
  • The mother wiill always feel hungry
  • More than normal weight gain can tell if you are carrying twins

Early pregnancy symptoms in mothers with twins are different from those of normal pregnancy. If you are pregnant with twins, you need to be take extra care.

Twin pregnancies are quite different from normal pregnancies. There are higher chances of premature delivery and lower birth weight. Normal pregnancy symptoms are exaggerated in twin pregnancy.

Extreme Morning Sickness

One of the early signs of pregnancy with twins is extreme morning sickness. More than fifty percent of women start experiencing nausea at the early stage of their pregnancy.  A woman carrying twins experience more morning sickness than other pregnant women.

Bleeding and Spotting

A pregnant woman is more likely to experience spotting. You will notice pink and brown spots which are extremely normal. If your bleeding is not accompanied by fever and red blood spots there is no reason to panic.

Weight Gain

Weight gain in twin pregnancy is more than the normal pregnancy. this is due to an obvious reason that you are carrying two babies with two placentas and more amniotic fluid. On an average normal weight gain in pregnancy is 25 pounds while in the twin pregnancy it can range between 30 to 35 pounds.

Two Heart Beats

Hearing the heart beat of one's baby for the first time is the most memorable experience for every parent. During your prenatal visit you can hear your baby’s heart beat through a Doppler system. By the ninth week of pregnancy the heart beat of the twins can be separately heard. However, it is not that easy as sometimes they can’t be identified separately.

Hunger Pangs

One of the most evident twin pregnancy symptoms is that you will always feel hungry. In twin pregnancy, woman with twin need to eat more than a woman with normal pregnancy. If you are pregnant with twins you will constantly feel hungry.

Women in their 30s and 40s are more likely to become pregnant with twins. This is because as you get older, the ovulatory cycles become fewer. At this stage, there are more chances that two follicles are ovulated at the same time.

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