Pregnant twins indicate that a woman has two or more children in the womb. The kids can come from the same egg (identical twins) or any of the eggs are different (non-identical twins). Conceiving twins are more common in women aged 30-40’s and 50s years. This can happen because at this time the woman will experience an ovulation cycle tends to be irregular, and allows the emergence of two egg follicles at the same time.
Pregnant twins will require more intake of folic acid to help prevent birth defects. At least, you are advised to consume 1 1000 micrograms or milligrams of folic acid per day.
The following are some signs you're expecting twins:
1. The main occurrence of conceiving twins is a bigger belly size in early pregnancy.
2. Experienced severe nausea and vomiting.
3. Increased levels of the hormone HCG the pregnancy is higher than normal. The HCG hormone is a hormone produced during pregnancy. However, an increase in the hormone HCG is not absolute signifies the twin pregnancy.
4. Weight gains more than a single pregnant woman.
5. Extreme Fatigue.
6. Back pain that surfaced early.
7. Movements of the fetus are more active in the second trimester and beyond.
The various signs and symptoms above do not directly ensure that you are pregnant with twins. The only way to ensure you are pregnant with twins is to do ultrasound at 10 to 14 weeks of gestation. Ultrasound can be suggested early if you experience bleeding due to pregnant twins, but this bleeding does not mean your pregnancy is problematic.
Most pregnancy does have risks; however, pregnant twins can carry greater risk than singleton pregnancies. Here are some of the risks and complications that often occur in a pregnancy of twins, include:
Preeclampsia is a condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, the presence of protein in the urine after the 20th week of pregnancy, and the swelling unexpectedly on some members of the body (face, hands, feet, and eyes).
2. Diabetes gestational
Gestational is a form of diabetes during a pregnancy in which the body does not produce sufficient amounts of insulin to regulate body sugar levels. About 2 to 5 percent of pregnant women experience this type of diabetes. This condition is characterized by the presence of sugar in the urine, frequent thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, nausea, vision becomes blurred, and often have vaginal and bladder infections.
All prospective mothers can have anemia, which causes pregnant women to feel weak and lethargic. This is because on the pregnancy, the amount of blood that flows in the system of the body becomes more and more dilute. If the condition becomes severe and not immediately addressed, then it can increase the risk of premature birth.
4. Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
This complication occurs in about 15 percent of twin pregnancy. TTTS is a disorder that afflicts the identical twins, identical twins because it can get its blood supply from the same placenta. In TTTS, one baby got excess blood flow while the other baby is experiencing a shortage of blood flow. As a result, the baby gets the excess blood flow may be at risk of experiencing heart disorders, while in the baby's blood flow deficiency may experience anemia and low birth weight.
It is important for you to immediately know whether you are pregnant with twins or single pregnant. Because of course, conceiving twins will require extra attention. Make sure you get enough nutrition and fluids when pregnant with twins. Routinely consult an obstetrician as scheduled for a pregnancy checkup, to ensure that your fetal condition and pregnancy are healthy.