7 Weeks Pregnant With Twins: Symptoms, Belly & Ultrasound Pictures
When you’re 7 weeks pregnant with twins, your babies are growing at an amazing rate. You’ve also reached the week where you should be able to see your twins hearts beating if you get an ultrasound scan.
Important! Take Prenatal vitamins
You definitely should take a folic acid supplement. Folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects. Neural tube defects are serious birth defects of the spinal cord and the brain.
You can get folate naturally in foods such as dark green leafy vegetables, oranges and whole-grains. Even though you eat a lot of these foods, you should take a supplement in order to ensure that you get the amount that you need.
You can also take the folic acid supplement as part of a pregnancy multivitamin. There are folic acid in prenatal multivitamin tablets.
Symptoms at 7 weeks pregnant with twins
There’s a high risk that you’ll be experiencing pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness at 7 weeks pregnant with twins – but not necessarily.
It differs from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. There’s most likely nothing wrong if your 7 weeks pregnant with twins and experience no symptoms. Consider yourself lucky.
Some of the common symptoms early in a pregnancy with twins are:
- You may be very tired to the point where it’s hard for you to do the same stuff as usual. It’s important that you rest and take good care of yourself.
- Nausea. Women pregnant with twins are generally more prone to morning sickness than women carrying only one baby.
- Sore or tense breasts
- A bloated belly. This is due to hormonal changes and not the size of your babies. Your twins are still very small. Read about the size of your twins.
7 weeks pregnant with twins belly pictures
7 weeks pregnant with twins ultrasound pictures
All types of twins can be detected using ultrasound from six full weeks – 6+0 weeks. Your twins hearts should be beating at this point, and a sonographer should be able to see their hearts beating.
Read more about how early you can detect twins. Because twins can be detected very early on due to ultrasound and more frequent monitoring, the rate of Vanishing Twin Syndrome has grown significantly over the past few decades. However, seeing two hearts beating is a good sign that your twin pregnancy is developing well.
Two different pregnancies with identical twins sharing a placenta – monochorionic-diamniotic pregnancies.
Baby size & development
Your babies heads are starting to take shape. Their heads are almost as large as the rest of their bodies. Their faces are forming. You can see one spot on each side of the head which is the beginning of their eyes.
The inner eye is developing rapidly, and the retinal has begun to assume a darker color. You can detect two holes in the middle of their faces. That’ll later become nostrils. They are closed at this point.
Your babies already have tongues and two rows of tooth buds. Your babies now have tiny buds that’ll later develop into arms and legs. They’re shaped like paddles.