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The pregnancy journey is one that is exciting and something every mother looks forward to. Sometimes, the expecting mother is blessed with being pregnant with twins and while it can throw her off entirely, it does come with a lot of benefits.
While many parents might not know they’re having twins until they get an ultrasound, there are quite a few signs of being pregnant with twins to look out for.
Signs of being pregnant with twins:
While morning sickness is quite common during the first trimester in many pregnancies, symptoms of a twin pregnancy include extreme morning sickness. With an increase in the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin, a twin pregnancy can be a reason for elevated levels of morning sickness and morning sickness that lasts longer into the pregnancy.
If your human chorionic gonadotropin is higher than expected, it could very much be a sign of being pregnant with twin babies. This hormone is usually the reason your pregnancy tests give a positive result, but the specific level of hCG in your body can be determined through blood tests.
Being pregnant and growing a baby inside you can be exhausting. However, if you find yourself experiencing extreme fatigue even before you’ve missed your period, it could be an early sign of a twin pregnancy. Make sure you get enough rest and sleep to help your body overcome exhaustion.
One of the most obvious signs of being pregnant with twins is hearing an extra heartbeat during an ultrasound. Some doctors can even detect a second heartbeat from as early as 8-10 weeks using a fetal Doppler.
While this is not an early sign of twin pregnancy as weight gain isn’t usually detected until the second trimester. If you’re gaining weight, you should just ask your doctor if there are any other causes such as being pregnant with twins.
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Sources used in this article:
- What are the earliest signs of being pregnant with twins? – Healthline
- Pregnant with twins? About twin pregnancy – Raising Children
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