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Readers Respond: Worst Things About Twin Pregnancy

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Updated January 10, 2012

You're having twins! It's an exciting time of joy and anticipation as you look forward to the arrival of two babies. How lucky ... one pregnancy that yields two babies! Right? While there are benefits to a two-for-one pregnancy, there are also some extreme side effects that can prove unpleasant. Some of the regular side effects of pregnancy are magnified with twins, and sometimes a twin pregnancy brings its own unpleasant complications.

Round Ligament Pain

Well, okay, the worst part of twin pregnancy was developing high blood pressure and giving birth early. But other than that, having near constant round ligament pain for well over a month or two was definitely the next hardest.
—Guest RcCarol

complaints about twin prgnancy

i think it has really been an experience for me. the day i went for the ultrasound was when i was only seven weeks pregnant, i think i received the message from the radiologist with mixed feelings. But my husband helped to change my feelings because he was very very happy when i told him about it. this pregnancy has actually changed alot in my family and love life. i have several complaints although i have managed to go through them with the bid support from my sweetie. 1-swolen feet 2- too much apetite 3- paining joints 4-weight gain up to 107kgs 5-very big belly. at three months the belly looked like six weeks. am now at seven months but people expect me to delivering the next hour. stomach tooooo big. 6-feel sleepy and weak all the time with diffuculty in walking.

Two more things to add to the list

Having gone through a singlton pregnancy before the twins, I pretty much knew what to expect. However, one thing I had not thought about was when it was time to monitor the babies movements. With one baby, no problem. With two, it was really hard to determine who was moving, and who wasn't. There were a few times that I thought I didn't feel one of the twins move at all, and it added even more worry about having multiples. I had monthy Level II ultrasounds, and though I was not too thrilled about having them, it was good for me to see where each baby was located. It helped me out when the girls were too big to switch positions! The second was the actual delivery. Since both girls were both head down, I was a go for a vaginal delivery. My OB did not have many patients with multiples, so she really wanted me to deliver the twins as quickly as possible. It ended up taking 23 min., and she was very edgy the whole time. Not something you want in an already emotional situation!
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