You’ve come very far in your pregnancy – and you’ll meet your babies soon. Your doctor and midwife will monitor you closely at this point in your pregnancy.
You’ll get ultrasound scans to make sure that you babies are growing as expected. They’ll also check how your babies are positioned to know whether or not you’re able to give birth vaginally.
Let them know if you feel anxious or have any questions or worries regarding labor. Consider making a twin birth plan if that will make you feel more at ease.
Fetal development & baby weight
Your babies measure approximately 46 centimeters (18.11 inches), when you’re 35 weeks pregnant with twins. The median weight for dichorionic twins is 2486 grams (5lbs, 7oz) and for monochorionic twins it’s 2386 grams (5lbs, 4oz).
If at all possible, they’ll benefit from staying in your womb. They still need to grow and gain weight.
Signs of labor at 35 weeks pregnant with twins
If you give birth, when you’re 35 weeks pregnant with twins, your babies may not need any medical treatment. They may be able to go straight to the maternity ward with you.
Read about early signs of labor, so you know when and how to react. It’s important that you call your doctor or midwife if you think or are unsure about whether or not you are in early labor.
Pregnancy symptoms & belly pictures
Some women feel quite well during their pregnancy whereas others feel quite miserable. If you belong to the last group, you may find comfort in the fact that you’ll be giving birth soon.
Most of the symptoms below will go away when you are know longer pregnant.
- Swollen feet. This can be caused by either fluid retention or your twin pregnancy weight gain.
- Your growing uterus can slow the circulation in your legs by compressing the pelvic veins and the vena cava. The vena cava is the large vein that returns blood from the lower half of the body to the heart. Lying flat on your back or standing still for too long makes it worse. Your heart pumps less blood, your blood pressure drop, and you feel anxious, lightheaded and nauseated until you shift your position.
- Maybe you can’t sleep due to thoughts of worry or because you’re belly makes you uncomfortable.
- Pelvic pressure. It’s hard carrying two babies. Please note that sudden and intense pelvic pressure can be a sign of early labor.
- Diarrhea. It could be a sign that labor is near, but it can also be caused by hormonal changes or because you’re more sensitive to particular foods. It’s important to stay hydrated if you have diarrhea.
Pregnancy diet, exercise & prenatal vitamins
If at all possible, it’s good to stay active. You shouldn’t do activities that exhaust you, but swimming, brisk walking, taking your other children to the park, going for a walk or stretching exercises at home are great activities to do. Try not to get overheated or dehydrated.
You need to continue taking an iron supplement. If you lose a lot of blood during labour, you must continue to take an iron supplement for a few weeks after birth.