29 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

29 weeks pregnant with twins

29 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

What can you expect at 29 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!

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28 Weeks Pregnant with Twins
30 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

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What's going on with those twinnies?

Median weight for dichorionic twins: 3lbs

Median weight for monochorionic twins: 2lbs, 13oz

Your twins' brains are developing and their heads are growing to make room! Their lungs and muscles are working hard to be able to function well outside momma's belly. 

to do list

29 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

Install car seats and get them inspected by a Certified Passenger Safety Technician. Call your local fire or police department to make an appointment — don't just show up! Typically a station will only have one or two people who are trained to check your car seats so make sure to call ahead and make an appointment. You can visit safercar.gov to look up car seat techs near you. 

Put the finishing touches on your nursery decor. Don't forget to make sure your nursery design is not only cute and function, but safe! Check out this article for great tips

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5 pregnancy tips

5 tips for a better 29th week of your twin pregnancy

– Don't eat after 6 pm to avoid acid reflux at bedtime.

– Invest in a heating pad for your back if you haven’t already.

– Eat bananas (high in potassium) to avoid charlie horses in the middle of the night.

– Wear indoor slippers all the time with orthotic inserts to help with arch support.

– Make high-fat smoothies if you feel too full to eat.

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Advice from other Twiniversity moms when they were 29 weeks pregnant with twins

Get organized, prepare your hospital bags, and install car seats…just in case. – Anonymous

Get as much rest as possible and do what you can to manage any anxiety you may have.  – Kate V., Macedon, NY

Listen to your body and rest when your body wants rest! – Emilia T., Asheville, NC

Find a comfortable sleeping space (i.e. recliner, couch), plan rest into your day to mitigate swelling, warm showers for back pain, drink water, start piecing together hospital bag, update baby registry, and have a diaper raffle at your shower if you're having one. – Marissa T., San Antonio, TX

You are getting so close…be strong. Be brave. Be all of you! – Amy A., Richmond, MI

Don't take advantage of the “I'm pregnant” situation until later on in your pregnancy. I just recently really started to feel “pregnant” so everyone is willing to help me when I say I need it because I haven't complained until now! Believe me, it really gets hard to do the simplest of tasks. – Katie K., Nashville, TN

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Concerns other Twiniversity moms had when they were 29 weeks pregnant with twins

Preterm labour, as I've experienced menstrual pain and lower back aches as well as high blood pressure.
The delivery: still debating vaginal or c-section
Is baby A going to flip in time for natural delivery?
All of the cramping and pain worries me. Also Braxton-Hicks contractions are very strong compared to my singleton pregnancy and it’s a little scary.
Preeclampsia
Swelling

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doctor questions

Questions Twiniversity moms had for their doctors when they were 29 weeks pregnant with twins

Why has my nausea returned?
Should I look for signs of preterm labour?
Why is it hard to breathe?
How will I know if I’m definitely in labor?
Why do I feel faint?
Is there a point you plan on taking me out of work?
Do I have any other testing to do?
Are kids allowed in Labor & Delivery?
Is there a weight limit while pregnant with twins?
When should I pack my hospital bag?
When will my babies settle into their final positions?
What accommodations can be made for a “gentle c-section”?
Is it okay to do aqua fitness?
When can kangaroo care start after a c-section?

product recommendations

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Maternity Yoga Pants

Maternity Jeans

Best Cradle – Maternity Support Belt

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Tummy Butter & Stretch Mark Massage Lotion

Rachel's Remedy Breastfeeding/Sore Breast Relief Packs

The Belly Book Pregnancy Journal

Snoogle Pregnancy Pillow

Boppy Pregnancy Wedge

Boppy Pregnancy Support Pillow


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what to do when you're having two

An excerpt from Twiniversity founder Natalie Diaz's book, “What To Do When You're Having Two

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The good news is that you don't need a double stroller for quite a while.  For the first few months of your babies' lives, you can use your twins' infant car seats in an infant car seat carrier like the Baby Trend Snap n’ Go Double or Joovy Twin Roo+ instead of a stroller.

In case you're not familiar with this fancy device, it is a metal frame with wheels that holds your car seats. Otherwise, it operates exactly like a double stroller with the exception that it doesn’t have seats and just uses your infant carriers for this purpose.  

This type of stroller is great because for the first few months, the babies' will fall asleep in their car seats whenever you're out and about, and then you won't have to wake them when you get home by taking them out of their seats. You simply lift the car seat out of the frame and put it down wherever is convenient and safe.  

Also, this way, you always have your car seats with you, which are great places to put the babies whenever you're out of the house but somewhere you wouldn't leave them in a stroller (like at a restaurant or a friend's house). The babies can sit in their car seats and be a part of the action and when it's time to go, you just pop them back in!

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REMINDER: Don't forget to take a belly shot!

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