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Does anything scare you about twin pregnancy?
It’s no doubt that twin pregnancy fears are normal.
It’s not like you learn about twin pregnancy in school, or really anywhere in life. Which leads to a lot of unexpectedness, and likely constant worrying.
I know I did.
I worried from day one about things I later learned were simply out of my control.
I worried about my twin pregnancy fears the most during the first trimester, where I was basically bed ridden from all day sickness. But then just as much when I was actually bed ridden in the hospital at 28 weeks due to pre-eclampsia.
Not much in our world prepares you for twin pregnancy. But those fears that come along with it do subside.
Here are eight common twin pregnancy fears and what helped me get past them.
Your belly is going to grow regardless of what kind of pregnancy you have. But with a multiples pregnancy, your belly might get a little or a lot larger. Just know that your body does know what it’s doing. The size you get depends on your torso size, how you carry, and a ton of other things. Trust in your body and let it be.
I was very worried of what was to come bringing two littles into the world. They say becoming parents is one of the hardest hits to your marriage, and here we were bringing on two at once! All I can say is, keep the lines open. Talk to each other. Times get rough during pregnancy and early days with the twins.
How to Twin
Oh man was I worried I wouldn’t be able to “twin”. As in, handle my twins. I think we all worry about this. But just know that it’s true. Mothering does just kind of come to you. And yes, that goes for twin mothering as well!
Obviously two babies are more costly than one, and I was freaking out about this. But let me tell you, life works in mysterious ways. We have always been able to figure out how to make things “work” with the twins. Life just happens like that.
Here it is. One of the biggest worries of twin pregnancy. This one, well, I don’t have much to say about it. They’ll come when they need to. But remember, your body will do all it can for them. But at some point, they will be safer outside of your body rather than inside. Trust your doctors. If you don’t trust them, find ones that you do.
I was seriously worried I wouldn’t be able to fit in a car after some point. Luckily that didn’t turn out to be true!
Delivery (aka C-Section)
This was my last big worry during my twin pregnancy. I was worried how they would come about. And worried that I would have no say in the matter.
Turns out, I didn’t have much say. But that brings me back to my point earlier. Trust that at some point, your babies will be safer on the outside rather than inside. It might come about sooner, or in a way you didn’t expect, but they’ll arrive at their right time.
There isn’t much way to get around these twin pregnancy fears, rather than just live through them.
All you can do is trust that things will go as they should and that God has you in his sights.