When you’re 15 weeks pregnant with twins, your babies are developing rapidly. You are getting bigger and gaining weight as well.
Pregnancy symptoms & belly pictures
It’s possible to be 15 weeks pregnant with twins and not be showing but it isn’t likely. Most women will have gained some weight by now. Have a look at the recommendations for weight gain during a twin pregnancy. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough data to provide sufficient information to develop guidelines for underweight women pregnant with twins. Other symptoms than weight gain and a growing belly is:
- Your uterus is getting bigger – the tip of your uterus is positioned a few fingers below your navel.
- You may have heart palpitations. It’s usually normal and due to the increased blood volume you gain during pregnancy. Get a medical exam to be sure.
- Many women feel better and are not nauseous any longer at this point in their pregnancy, but it’s not uncommon if you’re still feeling sick. You can get medication or try acupuncture. For some, acupuncture can be the best trick to get rid of morning sickness.
Baby size & development
When you’re 15 weeks pregnant with twins, your babies are approximately 10 cm (3.94 inches) from head to rump. The skin is covered by the so-called lanugo hair. It’s very thin, soft, downy hair. It is thought to act to keep the vernix on to the children’s thin skin. The skin will constantly grow thicker layer by layer. The skin is – like every other thing on your children – developing, and the patterns and lines on the skin will soon be visible. Every human being has their own unique patterns and lines in the skin on the fingertips, but also in the palms, feet and toes – even identical twins.
Your children’s eyes are still covered by skin which means that they can’t open them yet. However, they already have tiny eyelashes and eyebrows that grow at a very moderate pace while the skin over the eyes gets ready to divide.
15 weeks pregnant with twins ultrasound
You may be able to detect the gender of your babies if you get an ultrasound scan at 15 weeks pregnant with twins. You might also see one or both of them sucking their thumbs – they’re able to do that now.
Fraternal twins ultrasound picture
This ultrasound picture is of fraternal twin girls at 14+0 weeks. Fraternal twins always have separate placentas.
Identical twins ultrasound picture
This ultrasound picture is of mo-di twin girls at 14+2 weeks. Being mo-di twins mean that you share a placenta and the outer membrane. The girls have their own separate inner membrane. Only identical twins can be mo-di twins.
Pregnancy diet, nutrition & prenatal vitamins
Remember to take iron supplements if your doctor or midwife recommends it. If you struggle with morning sickness try and avoid getting too hungry. Eat small and frequent meals.