31 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

31 weeks pregnant with twins

What can you expect at 31 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 twin pregnancy. Enjoy!

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30 Weeks Pregnant with Twins
32 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

31 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

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what's going on
What’s going on with those twinnies?

Median weight for dichorionic twins: 3lbs, 13oz

Median weight for monochorionic twins: 3lbs, 9oz

Your twinnies are starting to fill out! A protective layer of fat is accumulating under each twin’s skin, filling out their arms and legs. Your twins can now turn their heads from side to side.

to do list

To-do list

Click here for a FREE printable checklist for your 31st week of twin pregnancy!

Send your baby shower thank you cards. Keep it short and sweet. Thank them for coming. Mention the specific gift they brought and how great it is. And it never hurts to mention that you’d LOVE their help once the babies are here!

Shop for nursing bras. You’ll want to get some hands-free pumping bras too (at least 3 if you’re pumping often, which most twin moms do even if they are nursing.)

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Having twins? Ever wish there was an expecting twins class to get you ready for your twins? Well, relax, there is! We offer Twiniversity classes in New York City, Chicago, Houston, and ONLINE, created exclusively for expecting and new parents of multiples. Click here to learn more… and while you’re at it, check out our breastfeeding twins class and baby safety class!

5 pregnancy tips

5 tips for a better 31st week

Have realistic expectations about what you can get done in a day

Sleep as much as you can

Don’t bend down to pick things up off the floor. Buy a grabber to help, it’s a lifesaver!

Eat smaller meals more often throughout the day to avoid bloating

Drink so much water!

Twiniversity podcast

Got twins? Us too! The Twiniversity Podcast with Natalie Diaz is created by parents of twins FOR parents of twins. This podcast is all about parenting twins, offering plenty of tips, parenting hacks, and (of course) some good laughs. Click here to subscribe for free… and while you’re at it, check out our awesome twin parenting classes and the Twiniversity shop!

twin pregnancy advice

Advice from other twin moms

You have made it this far!!! That is huge! Every day that your multiples are growing and developing in the womb is substantial at this point. Thank God above for helping you this far! – Lindsey S., Inola, OK

Take time for yourself and rest if that’s an option for you. – Daniela, Toronto, Canada

Get your home ready so you don’t have added anxiety or stress. – Kim P., Delta, Canada

Twiniversity memberships

Need more support in your twin parent journey? Sign up today for a Twiniversity Membership! Connect with other parents of twins in a monthly Zoom twin club, build your twin parenting community in our private Facebook group, and expand your twin parent knowledge with our video learner library. Click here to learn more… and while you’re at it, check out our twin parent coaching services and twin parent mentor program.

twin pregnancy concerns

Concerns other twin moms had

Getting the car seat bases inspected for accuracy

Not overdoing it and not resting enough

Am I ready if the babies come now?

How long will I still be pregnant?

I am worried about preterm labour

I can feel movement but can’t tell which baby it is

Keeping them in long enough.

doctor questions

Questions twin moms had for their doctor

Can you approve of me getting a temporary handicap parking pass?  

What immunizations do my husband and family need before the babies arrive?  

Am I still okay to work?

What’s the best course of action for delivery at this point?

Do I need a breast pump in the hospital?

product recommendations

Product recommendations

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

Digital Twin Pregnancy Journal

Snoogle Pregnancy Pillow

Boppy Pregnancy Wedge

Boppy Pregnancy Support Pillow

Check out this list of more Must Have Pregnancy Products You Need Right Now

Twiniversity shop

Have you been to the Twiniversity Shop yet? Click here to see all our amazing twin parent personal services, the #1 expecting twins book, the Twiniversity Amazon Shop, the Twiniversity Etsy Shop, and all our top gear suggestions. While you’re at it, check out our expecting twins classes and free twin parent emails!

31 Weeks Pregnant with Twins
what to do when you're having two

An excerpt from “What To Do When You’re Having Two

As mothers of twins, most of the time we don’t have as much control over our deliveries as singleton mothers.  No, it isn’t fair, but it’s still a fact. Singleton moms (who don’t have other complications) can give birth at home or in an all-natural birthing center.  Sometimes, they can even elect to have a c-section and choose their baby’s birthday. We don’t have as many choices. A home birth is pretty much out of the question for most of us, as are most birthing centers (though neither are strictly impossible).  Some obstetricians will not consider allowing you to deliver naturally or even vaginally. Of course this all depends on your situation. But the fact that we don’t have as many options doesn’t mean that we don’t have any choices. These are still our bodies and our babies, and we have the right to ask for the type of birth experience that we want.

Twiniversity Twin pregnancy guide

Pregnant with twins and not sure where to start? Visit the Ultimate Twin Pregnancy Guide to find all the top articles and resources to get you ready for twins. While you’re at it, check out our expecting twin classes and Twiniversity shop!


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

Belly photos at 31 weeks pregnant with twins

Ultrasound photos at 31 weeks pregnant with twins

Articles you should read this week

Pregnancy Stretches to Relieve Back, Hip, and Leg Pain

Do You Really Need Two Of Everything For Twins?

Contours Options Elite Double Stroller Review

Videos to check out

Register for class

Take a Twiniversity class to get ready for your twins arrival!

Lauren Oak Doula Services twins post-delivery strategy session

Need a plan for the first week home with twins? Book your 60-minute twins post-delivery strategy session on a video call with Lauren Oak, Twin Expert and Certified Postpartum Doula (and mom of twins!), to create a customized game plan for you and your twins when they come home. Click here to learn more… and while you’re at it, check out our Twiniversity Shop and Twin Parent Memberships.

31 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

Need 1-on-1 lactation support for breastfeeding twins? We offer virtual twins lactation consultations with Certified Lactation Counselor (and Twiniversity founder) Natalie Diaz. Nat will provide 3+ hours of virtual lactation consulting for twins over video calls (Zoom, Skype, or Facetime) from the comfort of your own home. Click here to learn more… and while you’re at it, check out our Breastfeeding Twins Class and twin parent coaching services.

twin pregnancy week by week emails

Want to get weekly emails about your twin pregnancy? Sign up for the Twiniversity email list! Subscribe today to get emails about giveaways, events, weekly article roundups, and more! We’ll be sending you a weekly twin pregnancy email to keep you on track with your pregnancy to-do list! Click here to learn more… and while you’re at it, check out our expecting twins classes and personal twin parent coaching services.

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Mayo Clinic. 2014b. Fetal development: The third trimester. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/fetal-development/art-20045997

MedlinePlus (ADAM). 2015. Fetal development. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002398.htm

OWH. 2010. Stages of pregnancy. U.S. Office on Women’s Health. http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/stages-of-pregnancy.html

ACOG. 2015. FAQ156. Prenatal development: How your baby grows during pregnancy. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Prenatal-Development-How-Your-Baby-Grows-During-Pregnancy#one

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