Author: Gauri Kshirsagar
There is a lot of difference between a twin pregnancy and a normal singleton pregnancy. For example:
- The weight gain of the mother is different
- You may require more frequent trips to your doctor, say once a month as compared to singleton pregnancy where a visit every trimester is required
- You may need more folic acid during the 1sttrimester of pregnancy, do consult your doctor
- The morning sickness may me more as compared to a singleton pregnancy
- Even the chances of pre term delivery and maternal hypertension are more
- They weight of each baby is less than what it would be say if it were a single baby
- You may require a Dexamethasone injection at 6 months for the lung development of the babies incase, if there is a premature labour/delivery
- Normally mothers-to-be are advised to perform mild exercises during their pregnancy, but in case of a twin pregnancy you may require bedrest or more rest and hence its better advised to consult your doctor first.
- A twin pregnancy may deliver some days before than the expected date of delivery, hence be prepared beforehand.
- It’s a myth that you need to eat 3 times more, just have nutritious food in proper amount