If you are pregnant with twins, you are double blessed with one of life’s little miracles. Although there are similarities in a single birth and a twin birth, there are many differences as well. The following tips will help you through your pregnancy.
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Tip 1 – Consume Enough Food
When you are expecting one little bundle of joy, you are told to eat for two. Well, with twins, you should eat for three. This does not mean you should go on a fast food, processed food binge. One the contrary: you need to eat from the rainbow. This means eating plenty of fresh vegetables and lean meats, as well as prenatal vitamins.
Tip 2 – Stay Busy and Active
Your body needs to stay in top physical form to be prepared to carry the extra little baby you are expecting. In addition, being active can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes. Another benefit to being active is to practice pregnancy yoga to reduce any pain in your back.
Tip 3 – Get on Your Side Sooner
When you are pregnant with twins, you will need to begin lying and sleeping on your side sooner than with a single birth. As the babies grow, you will begin to feel dizzy due to the pressure on your organs and blood flow getting cut off. Therefore, look to week 16 to change your sleeping habit. Do not wait until your final term to make this change.
Tip 4 – Be Prepared for the Birth Sooner
Mothers having twins will usually give birth before they would have if it were a single birth. This is because the body cannot handle the stress. Many will go into the of labor at the 37 week mark.
Tip 5 – Don’t Forget About Dad
While focusing on your and your babies’ health, don’t forget to make time to stay close to the dad. Include him in the doctor visits, let him in on the movement of the babies, and continue to be close with him. Once the babies arrive, there will be little time to spend together for a while, so make a strong connection now.
These five tips will help you get through your twin pregnancy a bit easier. In addition, just remember to take time for you and unwind as much as you can. Eat healthy, stay active as long as possible, get prepared, and make time for your honey. You will also want to solidify your support system for before, during, and after the birth; you will need it.