At 29 weeks pregnant with twins, you may find yourself worried some of the time. You could be thinking about premature birth or giving birth to twins in general. Pregnancy is a time of many unknown factors and different emotions which can be difficult. You may worry and feel ambivalent about your pregnancy or towards your partner, other children or family. You might also feel guilty about your feelings and worry about whether or not it will affect your pregnancy. This is normal. Talk to someone you trust about it. If you would rather talk to someone who’s not close to you, contact a psychologist who specializes in pregnancy and birth issues.
Pregnancy symptoms & belly pictures
The more weight you gain, and the bigger your babies get, the more it takes a toll on your back and pelvis. You may feel quite uncomfortable at this point in your pregnancy. It may also affect how well you sleep. Other pregnancy symptoms are:
- Braxton hicks contrations. Your body is preparing for birth. It’s normal and nothing to worry about. However, if you’re worried that you might be going into premature labor, then contact your doctor or midwife. If you feel intense pelvic pressure, if you’re bleeding or spotting or if your contractions become regular, then it’s especially important that you go to the hospital as these symptoms are signs of early labor.
- You may feel less energetic and more tired than usual. This could be caused by hormones, an iron deficiency or if your stomach isn’t working as well as before you got pregnant.
Baby weights & fetal development
Your babies measure approximately 38,5 centimeters (15.16 inches), when you’re 29 weeks pregnant with twins. You’re now in the third trimester of your pregnancy. The median weight for dichorionic twins is 1367 grams (3lbs) and for monochorionic twins it’s 1293 grams (2lbs, 13oz). Look at our estimated fetal weight charts to learn more about how twins grow in the second half of pregnancy. Your babies are surrounded by amniotic fluid which enables them to move more freely. When you’re 29 weeks pregnant with twins, your babies can easily kick, stretch, suck their thumbs, do somersaults forwards and backwards and bend hands and feet.
Ultrasound & fetal movement
Most babies have a consistent pattern of how active they are. You need to react if one baby’s activity level is significantly different than usual. There’s no need to compare them – you don’t have to worry if one of your children in general is less active than the other. That is normal. However, you need to react if one of them is less active than he or she usually is. If you experience that one or both of your children are less active than usual, contact your midwife or doctor and let them know what you’re experiencing. They may want to do an ultrasound scan to make sure that your babies are okay. There are a few things you can try to do on your own to get them to kick or move around:
- Drink a lot of cold water. Your babies will feel a drop in temperature and may react.
- Lie down and keep still. Most babies are active when you relax – this is why some pregnant women experience a lot of activity when they go to bed at night.
Pregnancy diet, nutrition & prenatal vitamins
Remember to take an iron supplement. Get more rest than you got before you were pregnant.