Michelle Emblenton, biochemist at inviTRA, tells us about the possible symptoms of a twin pregnancy.
The evolution of a twin pregnancy or a multiple pregnancy is basically the same as the evolution of a single pregnancy. However, with two babies it may be that some of the symptoms are more pronounced. You may experience more nausea or more fatigue. As you've got two babies growing in there, the uterus is going to be bigger and you may have more sensation of heaviness and fatigue, requiring a little bit more rest than usual. What is important in a multiple pregnancy is that you go to all of your regular checkups (and there will probably be more of them in a multiple pregnancy) to ensure that all of those factors we've talked about are under control and that the pregnancy is evolving healthily for both you and your babies. And don't forget that once those babies are born, which may be by a cesarean section or not (it depends on your individual case) you are going to need a little bit more help than those mothers who just have a single baby, so do be prepared.