The number of pregnancies of twins has been increasing in recent times, it is estimated that 1 in 8 pregnancies is of twins, the fact is due to the increase in the demand of fertility treatment and the increase of pregnancies after the 35 years. The truth is that many women dream of having twins, and look for ways to achieve that dream. Twin pregnancy is considered a risky pregnancy.
The pregnancy of twins are accompanied more often than a simple pregnancy, to ensure that everything runs in the best way, since the risk of complications such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and anemia is higher in these cases, there is an increased risk of preterm birth and babies born with low birth weight, but there are many cases in which babies are born over 38 weeks of age and considered normal weight.
A pregnant twins should do the same tests that a pregnant with just one baby, however, the ultrasound should be done monthly, and later weekly, to control the weight and growth of babies, particularly in identical twins who share same placenta where the risk of one receiving more blood than the other is large.
Pregnancy Symptoms of Twins
A twin pregnancy can involve double symptoms, but like a simple pregnancy, these symptoms vary from woman to woman, but it is common for a pregnant woman with 2 or more babies to feel in the first trimester more nausea, heartburn and tiredness as well as pain and anemia due to weight gain.
Types of pregnancy of twins
Twin pregnancy with separate placentas (dichoreonic twins) or fraternal twins.
Twin pregnancy with shared placenta (monocorionic twins) or identical twins.
Birth of twins
Preterm birth in a multiple pregnancy is very common, the doctor usually recommends rest between the 20th and the 30th week of a woman’s pregnancy. The average birth rate for twins is about 36 weeks and the weight below 2.5 kg.