30 Weeks Pregnant With Twins: Symptoms, Baby Weight & Ultrasound
At 30 weeks pregnant with twins, you may have very vivid dreams. You’ll soon be welcoming two new members into your family and it’s natural that it affects you. When you’re pregnant with twins, there is a higher risk of giving birth prematurely or of having pregnancy related complications – and you’re often reminded of this, because you’re monitored closely. Even though this is actually good for you and your babies, it can also be a bit stressful and cause unnecessary worry. If you have thoughts that worry you, talk to someone close to you or your doctor or midwife. Also, consider contacting women who’ve been pregnant with twins. Maybe there’s a mother of twins club in your area, you can reach out to? This could also be a great resource for you once you’ve given birth.
Pregnancy diet, nutrition & prenatal vitamins
If you feel like you don’t have enough room in your belly for food, eat small meals many times a day. Try to switch to a low-acid diet. Especially avoid greasy and fatty foods, alcohol, chocolate, sugar, coffee and tea. Chamomile tea is the exception. Chamomile tea actually helps settle your stomach. Also, remember to take an iron supplement.
Pregnancy symptoms & belly pictures
Common pregnancy symptoms at 30 weeks are:
- Pelvic pressure. It’s heavy to carry twins, and you may feel pain or pressure in your pelvic muscles. Be wary off sudden and intense pelvic pressure, sometimes in combination with braxton hicks contractions. These could be signs that you’re going into early labor.
- Your belly can feel very tight, like you don’t have enough room for food. There are medications you can take if you struggle with indigestion, acid reflux or heart burn. Some women also benefit from making changes to their diet.
- How you feel at 30 weeks pregnant with twins is very dependent on your health, the course of your pregnancy, your weight before you got pregnant and your twin pregnancy weight gain. You may feel very uncomfortable at times. Talk to your doctor or midwife if you are feeling misrable most of the time.
Baby weight & fetal development
Your babies measure approximately 40 centimeters (15.75 inches), when you’re 30 weeks pregnant with twins. The median weight for dichorionic twins is 1537 grams (3lbs, 6oz) and for monochorionic twins it’s 1479 grams (3lbs, 4oz). Look at our estimated fetal weight charts to learn more about how twins grow in the second half of pregnancy. In early pregnancy, the skeletal structures of your babies start out as flexible cartilage. Gradually they begin to ossify, turning into harder bone. However, when your babies are born, their bones will still be much softer compared to the bones of an adult. During your children’s toddler years, they become hard as of an adult. It’s good that your children’s bones are softer. It makes them less likely to break during birth and when they’re learning to walk. Your babies lungs are almost mature at 30 weeks pregnant with twins. Your babies are practicing breathing. This sometimes give them the hiccups – you can feel this as small, rhythmic movements in your stomach.
30 weeks pregnant with twins ultrasound
You should be offered regular ultrasound scans to make sure that your babies are growing as expected. Monochorionic twins are usually seen more often than dichorionic twins. Monochorionic twins are twins that share a placenta. Dichorionic twins have separate placentas. You should also be seen more often if you have a hypertensive disorder or gestational diabetes.
Dichorionic twin girls at 29+3 weeks.