YAY! Congrats on the 14th week of your twin pregnancy. We know, it’s all getting real now. What can you expect at 14 weeks pregnant with twins? We’ve compiled a list of common symptoms, to-do’s this week, pregnancy tips, pregnancy concerns, questions to ask your doctor, advice from other pregnant moms of twins, and tons of other info below to help you through this week in your twins pregnancy. Enjoy!
- 14 weeks pregnant video
- What’s going on with those twinnies?
- To-do list
- 5 tips for a better 14th week
- Advice from other twin moms
- Concerns other twin moms had
- Questions twin moms had for their doctor
- Product Recommendations
- An excerpt from “What To Do When You’re Having Two”
- Belly photos at 14 weeks pregnant with twins
- Ultrasound photos at 14 weeks pregnant with twins
- Articles you should read this week
- Videos to check out
14 weeks pregnant video
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What’s going on with those twinnies?
Your twins each weigh about 1.5 oz, which is about the size of a peach.
Your twins’ brain impulses have begun to fire and they are using their facial muscles. Their kidneys are working now, too.
- Take off your wedding rings and hide them in a safe place (write yourself a note so you can find them again someday, trust us!)
- Look for a new home, if needed. If you are already outgrowing your current home and you have the budget, get moving on moving! It will be one million times easier to move before the babies come versus waiting for them to arrive and having to work around a feeding/sleeping schedule.
- Sign up for a Twiniversity expecting twins class! We offer them locally as well as online so anyone can take advantage of this class.
5 tips for a better 14th week
- Drink plenty of water (1 gallon a day!)
- Even though you are in the second trimester, sleep and rest as much as possible.
- Up your protein intake.
- Start getting things ready for the babies while you feel good.
- Pantyliners are your friend!
Love to Dream is dedicated to helping babies to get more quality, restful, and safe sleep. The Love to Dream Swaddle UP (Twinnie Award Winner of the “Best Swaddle” category 2 years running!) is designed to prevent unraveling and to keep arms positioned upward. The “arms up” positioning allows babies to suck their thumbs while being swaddled, which helps them to learn self-soothing. Your babies will LOVE having their arms up so they can suck on their fingers or gently rub their cheeks while feeling the comforting hug of a Swaddle UP. Plan to have a minimum of 3 of these for each of your babies – one in use, one in the wash, and one in backup. You’ll always want to have at least one of these on hand at all times for each twin!
Advice from other twin moms
- Do as much as you can while you have the energy, and rest when you don’t. – Breanna A., Layton, UT
- Find your tribe, they will be a great source of relief and support! – Leslie M., North Manchester, IN
- Find a mom of multiples group. – Lara F., Springville, AL
- Just hold on, you’ll see it in time the light at the end of the tunnel! You’ve got this! – Shannen V., Concordia, MO
Concerns other twin moms had
- Still concerned about miscarriage.
- Occasional pains in my stomach.
- Nausea still lingering.
- Caring for the babies after birth and returning to work; trusting others with my babies and the cost
- Child care, bed rest, eating healthy, understanding multiples, getting into a routine
- Are the babies ok and developing normally? I cannot feel them move yet so it makes me anxious.
- What do I actually need for twins?
- What are good resources for finding an au pair or nanny?
Questions twin moms had for their doctor
- Am I really feeling flutters already?
- How much weight should I have gained so far?
- What is my chance of miscarrying one or both twins at this point?
- Do I have to try for a vaginal birth or can I opt for a scheduled C-section?
- What is the likelihood I will go on bed rest?
- When will it be determined if I need a c-section or if I can do a vaginal birth?
- Can we find out the genders?
- I want to know more about their labor and delivery rules and process for twins.
- What can I take for my allergies while pregnant?
- How often will I get ultrasounds?
- What are the risks to the babies if I get the flu?
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An excerpt from “What To Do When You’re Having Two“
Good times. If you are suffering from reflux during your pregnancy, just Tums the day away. When I was pregnant, I ate orange Tums like they were M&M’s. Just shove them down and don’t think about it. Another option is to try eating almonds before going to bed. Almonds neutralize stomach acids, so they just might work. Try sleeping in a more upright position, too. In our family, my little old Italian grandmother Anna told me to take a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar when heartburn hits. Truth be told, this has worked 100% of the time for me and many of my other Twiniversity families.
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REMINDER: Don’t forget to take a belly shot!
Belly photos at 14 weeks pregnant with twins
Ultrasound photos at 14 weeks pregnant with twins
Articles you should read this week
Videos to check out
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