What to expect being pregnant with twins?

I just found out I am expecting twin girls in November! This is my second pregnancy, and I don’t know what to expect for twins. Hoping for some tips, advice, or get ready for it, the good, bad and ugly!

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Get a belly band I wish I woulda had one with my twins pregnancy was very painful for me with the twins and try to get them on a schedule ASAP I found that helped sooooooo much specially having a 3 year old as well lol

My twins are 18 now.my advice will be ,when ur close family and friends want to help take it.even if its just rest!i was stubborn at first then i was exhausted

Keep them on strict schedule feeding same time bed same time change same time and my twins slept together in same crib they slept better that way my twins are 13 now congrats

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The ugly part you won’t sleep for about 6 months lol sorry to tell you but it’s true

Mine twins are 22 now , Definitely take help when offered! And don’t hesitate to ask people when you need it. The first 3 or 4 months were so hard but it definitely gets easier… My twins would only sleep together , and had to be right next to each other . I had 2 cribs but only needed one as they “insisted” on being next to each other . :rofl:.

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Proper rest and eat right

My brother and his girl had twins. Be very diligent in staying hydrated. You can dehydrate very easily. That was the only big difference they said between there first birth, which was just one, and their second birth which was twins. Drink, drink, drink!!!

I was shocked to discover their “mucus plug”

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I have 7 year old twins! Best advice i have (not pregnancy related) is keep them on the same feeding schedule! If one wakes up to eat, better wake the other one up or you will never get any sleep!

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My pregnancy with my twins was basically the same as my single pregnancy. Did gain more weight but not twice as much. I had a vaginal deliver with twin pg too

My twins are 12 now but oh my it was hard. Find a good routine. I can answer any questions you may have! I delivered at 32 weeks on the dot with them and they stayed in NICU for 5 weeks.Pregnancy was rough as i was only 15 and delivered them at 16 years old.

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Candice Krug ?? Can u give her advice

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I’m a mother of 4, my oldest two are twins. They turn 18 on August 1st and just graduated high school. The best advice that I can give you is, as infants, get them on a schedule. With mine, when they were babies, one would wake up, eat and get changed, we would put her in her swing to go back to sleep and about that time her sister was waking up. Rinse and repeat. By the time the first one was picked up and out of the swing and back to her crib, the other was falling asleep in her swing. Aside from a feeding routine, it’s really no different than one. They will have one another to play with and entertain. And don’t freak during the pregnancy. They may measure bigger or smaller. I delivered mine 7 weeks early and they both went home with me 4 days later. Good luck!!

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Pregnancy with my now 8yr old twin boys was difficult. I got BIG! When my water broke holy moly it was ALOT! Take breaks and don’t be afraid to ask for help. It would have been nice for someone to just hold a baby sometimes. Hopefully your partner is totally on board and it will be extremely helpful to have someone with you either at night or during the day so you can get some sleep. Past the newborn part you’ll start to figure it out​:blush: mine are almost 8 now and it does get easier lol toddler stage is hard too but potty training was easy because they competed lol but then they would try and help each other wipe​:woman_facepalming:t2::rofl: it’s a wild ride for sure :blue_heart:

Join Mom with Twins page. It’s very active and informative.

Whatever you do when they are newborns…keep them on the same schedule. Don’t feel bad for needing help. Take you time whenever you get a chance. It’s hard but so worth it.

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