Welcome to Mother of Twins

Your Twin Pregnancy Guide and more…

Whether you just found out that you are pregnant with twins or you are a mother of twin teenagers, this is the place for you.

Raising twins is rewarding and challenging at the same time.

I was shocked with my second pregnancy when the ultrasound technician told us that we were going to have twins.  The closest twins that I have had in my family were great uncles and great great aunts whom I had never met.

However, after the initial shock wore off, I was happy, excited, worried, restless, everything you can imagine.  I also did a lot of research to find out all I could about having twins, from preconception to the later years.

I also remember what the nurse told me after my twin babies were born.  She said having twins is not twice the work than having a baby but rather four times, and yes she was right.

It would be nice to have a place that mothers can support each other, exchange ideas or tips, find out lovely online bargains or just have fun.

This site was created to give tips and support to mothers of twins, and fathers as well! …

In order to provide you with a more updated site I had to change platforms and as a result had to let go of some of the wonderful comments I had received over the last few years. I am still trying to see if I can bring some back but seems it will be long hours of work.  Meanwhile please enjoy the site and if you find any glitches let me know.

 

New: We are featuring some Twins Birth Announcement cards.

Comments

  1. Lisa Kinsey says:

    My name is Lisa and I found out I am having twins. I am not going to lie it scares the heck out of me because I am A- blood type and the daddy is O+. we have been in and out of hospitals and doctor offices. The doctors keep telling me I am at risk for misscarriage. I have already miscarried once so the pain is still there. I would like to carry the twins to full term but, with me being at 11 weeks now and I keep getn sick and throwing up, loosing weight the doctors said they will be amazed if I dont lose the twins. How can someone say that to a mother or anyone? I worry about everything now because I dont want to loose either one of the babies. I want to be able to hold them in my arms and see their cute little noses and toes and hands. Something that is so percious.

    • Lisa – I don’t know why they are being so negative about your pregnancy. I have a negative blood type and my hubby has a positive blood type. They gave me a shot and are monitoring my pregnancy. I am 23 weeks along with B/G twins – they are right on schedule and doing perfect. Keep hope that your babies will be fine. You are already close to being past the scary 1st trimester!

    • Lisa stay positive!  I am 36 weeks pregnant with our twin boys, I am also A- and daddy is O+, we have not had any issues with this and already have delivered three healthy boys, 8, 6 and 3 years old! You should receive a rhogam shot around 28 weeks and again after delivery because of your neg blood type. The best advice I had with our twin pregnancy is nutrition, eat well and eat a lot, they recommend 400 to 600 extra calories with twin pregnancies.  Do your best through the nausea and take care of yourself, the rest is out of your control.

    • Lynette Wilkins says:

      Lisa I honestly think u need to change your doctors bc I wouldn’t want anyone that negative to be caring for me or my babies. Stay positive and take it easy and ur babies will b just fine. Drs. Kill me acting like they are God.

    • Keep faith in god 

  2. I am 12 weeks pregnant and have been going crazy thinking its twins. My mother had twins at age 29 and it was her fourth pregnancy. This is my fourth pregnancy and I will be 29 when I have this/these babies. Every pregnancy, labor, and delivery, even my recovery has mirrored my moms history exactly. I know that is not enough to be sure I’m having twins, its just a lot of coincidence. But, I also gained a lot of weight due to back surgery and then a pregnancy so my bmi was fluctuating between 29 and 31 before I got pregnant. I know those things increase my chances of twins but I can not find anyplace that tells me how much. I have been having dreams about having twins since before I found out I was pregnant. I even was refering to the baby or babies as “them” and “they” when talking about the pregnancy without even thinking about it. I had to work to stop myself. I still do it if I’m not careful. I have myself so confused now because I tried to talk myself out of thinking it was twins because I didn’t want to feel disapointed if it was only one baby. The only thing that makes me think it might be one is the fact that other than being hungry CONSTANTLY and being worn out this is the easiest pregnancy I have ever had. I talk to my mom about it and she says her pregnancy wasnt any worse with her twin boys than it was with any of her single pregnancies with us three girls. I go Monday for my first big ob appointment. So far I have no clue how my bloodwork is or how I measure or anything. It is driving me insane. Does anyone have any idea how I might be able to tell what I’m in for? I also have been feeling movement for 2 weeks but it seems a little high. My husband says I’m crazy but this isnt my first rodeo and I know what I have been feeling. Not strong, just enough that someone who has experienced it a few times before would recognize it. Any ideas?

  3. Amanda Giles says:

    I have a 2 year old and now found out I am having twins. Could anyone suggest what strollers would be best for my situation?

  4. Amanda Escobar says:

    7months and really scared!! I have a two year old at home. Any advise for me?? I could really use some right about now

    • Hi Amanda,

      Do not worry so much. What is it that really scares you?  All you need is some support from friends and family. At the beginning stages twins are not as hard. It is hard because you are feeding 2 babies and lack of sleep can affect people. If you get your husband to do some feeding and let you get some rest, you will be fine. You can get them sleep through the night with the advice of your pediatrician once they have gained enough weight.  

  5. geez..I mighy just b a big worry wart, but i hqd a early still birth at 16 weeks before. I hqve 3 living children also. i found out about 3 weeks ago im pregnant with twins! i am now 9 weeks along. i saw both heartbeats and the doctor said everything looked normal so far. im just worried about..what iif i lose one of the babies..will i know? will there def b bleeding and/or cramping? please help n any way ppossible. good or bad news. i like to b prepared for anything..thanks

    • Tekeisha,

      Its natural to worry about any pregnancy all pregnant mums go through it whether it be a singleton or twins. Sorry about your miscarriage but just take very good care of yourself because pregnancy with twins can take so much out of you. Positive thinking really helps. Get rid
       of your negative thoughts and don’t worry about things until they happen. I saw my daughter through her pregnancy with twins and all was fine. There are more good news stories than bad. Worrying wont help!!!! Twins are hard work, there is no denying it but you can get help via your health visitor there are volunteers that will come and help you after the birth. Hope all goes well because watching twins developing is absolutely amazing.

      Linda

  6. I am 17 weeks along in my twin pregnancy. I have 3 boys, ages 7, 4 and 2. I find myself really tired, even if I sleep in and get a good amount of sleep at night. My husband is really good with getting up with our 2 year old at night, he’s been waking up for different reasons, and letting me sleep but I find that no matter how well I eat, how much sleep I get and how much exercise I get, I still am just tired all the time. I try and keep myself somewhat busy so I don’t just sit around and feel tired but come the end of the day, I am just exhausted. I am taking iron pills every other day but don’t know if those are really helping. Can anyone give me some suggestions? Thanks!

  7. Am 22 weeks twin pregnancy,just found out having twins last week,am real confused right now,neither my ex who is responsible for this doesn’t want to hear anything from me especially concerning this pregnancy and his responsibilities,nor my family wants because they are very ashamed of me, having pregnancy before marriage,I don’t know how can I take this anymore!

    • I no the feeling my ex want nothing to do with my twins and  my fam isnt taken sucha big part in this even tho i feel like giving up i think about the blessings i was giving and how much love i can give my kids and all my worries about him not being there n my fam not taken part dont matter to me at all …just think about ur bleseings ..if u want to eva talk u can email me kellzm88@gmail  take care and keep ur head up

  8. I have been married almost 16 years and we have a wonderful 14 year old son. I just found out that I am 6 weeks pregnant with twins. Needless to say, I was completely shocked by the pregnancy and then to add on to it that it will be multiples, well, I think we are still in denial at this point. My husband and I are excited but I am also terrified. I am a stay at home mom but I question myself on whether I am going to be able to handle the babies by myself during the day, I wonder when I am going to sleep, and I feel overwhelmed that we have absolutely no baby supplies. I guess I am still in a little shock. Any advice would be helpful!!!

    • Leanne,
      Congratulations!!! I do understand the shock. But do not worry so much. The hard sleepless period is very short and you will manage. There are tips on the site on how to deal with that.
      You do need some help and support. So don’t be shy to ask for help when it is needed. As for baby supplies you basically need 2+ of everything.  You can view the tabs under Twin baby needs as well.
      Let us know of any questions. Your pregnancy is at very beginning stages and the most important thing you can do right now is take care of yourself and have regular Dr’s appointments.

  9. My boys are 16 months old! It is a lot of work but worth every second!!! Enjoy EVERY minute of it!

  10. I am 20 weeks pregnant with twin boys. We have been trying for 3.5 years & lost our first baby 1.5 years ago. We are super excited & have wonderful doctors, thank god!!  Any advice I need from moms of twins?

    • Helo Tina,
      My name is debora,38 and also im now in my 20 weeks of twin pregnancy. This is the first time forme to be pregnant. Were little bit shock finding out that i had twins in my tummy..happy,excited also thought it would be hard work for me and husband. I see dr and have echo every 3weeks. The doctor said, everything is great and beautiful :)She also checked my womb, and it is good, so the posibility of the babies come early is very little.. Me and husband are very happy…and hope, pray everything will be fine and stay good till i give a birth..Hope the same too to you Tina.

  11. Rachel Smith says:

    Hi am also pregnant with twins I am 31 due in June I am scared but I do have a good support team so hopefully I will be fine. I am worried about the labor and I am scared but I am praying everything will be ok

  12. I’m 31 weeks pregnant with twin girls, and i’m having a mix of emotions about labor and delivery. This is my second pregnancy, I have an 11yr old son, that is worried the girls are going to take over, before he cried out for siblings, i guess the excitment has changed his emotions also. Im mostly always sleepy, tired, and drained for energy. Unlike, my first pregnancy i really don’t have any specific cravings for big food, like burgers, fries or the meal deals, my cravings is something like Crushed Ice, (sonic). I would like some help in kinda determining what to really expect from delivery?? Some would say,” OH its no different.” Maybey its just me..

  13. I have a 2 year old son. Any suggestions on what type of stroller would be suitable for my 3 kids under three? Twins are due in Oct.

  14. Heather says:

    I am 21 weeks pregnant and my husband and I went in for our 20 week ultrasound this past week to find out if we were having a boy or a girl…imagine our surprise when we saw TWO HEADS!!! Yup, they missed it on the 1st ultrasound so we had no clue until this week. Trying to cope with the idea of adding 2 more boys to the 2 we already have :) So definitely feeling overwhelmed…plus trying to gather up the things we need and trying to fend off the worry about having them early since we are already more than half way thru the pregnancy!!!! Any advice would be MORE than appreciated!!!!!!

    • Hi Heather,

      Do not worry so much. You have made it so far without any issues which is great. Not all twins are born early… you should see your care giver more often to monitor your pregnancy progress carefully. This will give you some assurance as well.

      You are an experienced mom, so you need to double up on everything and get tons of help at the beginning.
      There are lots of tips on the site on how to cope with your pregnancy and with your babies.
      Let us know if you have any questions.

      Take care and welcome to mother of twins.

  15. Nichole Campbell says:

    Hello all,

    Can anyone tell me how their body felt leading up to the time you found out you were pregnant with twins. I’ve been trying to find out how and what your body goes through in the first couple of weeks. I’m a proud mother of four children and just want some insight on my pregnancy now that I’m having twins.

    Thanks in advance,
    Nichole

  16. cecilia says:

    I just found out a week ago that i’m having twins, i have a 1 year old and a 2 year old. at first having another baby didn’t seem bad because i have lots of support from my family, but having twins was not in my plans at all. now just to thing what am i going to do with 4 babies drives me crazy, and i’m really scared specially knowing that a twin pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy, im worried about how i’m going to take good care of my 2 babies when i have to take so much care whit the pregnancy. any advice?

    • Hi Cecilia,

      Don’t worry. Not all twin pregnancies are scary. You will need to get more checkups and hopefully all will be fine. The thought of it is sure scary particularly having 1 and 2 year olds around. Get all the help that people offer you but make sure you take care of yourself as well.

      Keep us posted on your progress and all the best.

  17. Nichole Campbell says:

    No need to respond… Thanks anyway… :-)

  18. mommy to 2 girls says:

    Hi everyone. 
    i am a mom of two girls, 7 and 3yrs. With my first daughter, i wanted to have a boy soo bad, but instead i got my daughter who is suuch a sweetheart. With my second pregnancy, i was ssoooo hoping and wishing for twin boys because i have always wanted to have 2 boys and only 1 girl, but i had my second daughter instead. I must say i was sooo disappointed and i always felt jealous of anyone who had a baby boy. I just couldnt understand why God did not give me my hearts desire and yet gave other people what they wanted and did not even ask for. Now i am in my third pregnancy  and iam 5 weeks along. I have prayed yet again for God to give me twin boys as this is my last pregnancy and would still love to have 2 baby boys. I know twins are hard work, but i just cant help myself. My hubby is the only son among three girls in his family and i would love more than anything to give him two people who would carry on his name! He is also the only one among his friends who doesnt have a son and this kind of makes me feel sad for him. I know he would be thrilled to have twin boys. I am obsessed with the idea of having twin boys and have read anything about twin boys. The only thing is that i dont have any of the signs and symptoms written about in all these links for having twins. My pregnancy is absolutely different from my first two. I have no sickness and feel alot hungry, can eat almost anything. I dont have nausea, my breasts are not too sore and my bump is not really showing. The only confidence i have is that i have prayed for these boys and hoping and believing God has heard my cry! 

  19. I’m 29 weeks and 4 days pregnant with boy/girl twins. I had an ultrasound   done today to check how they was growing.  The dr said  baby a  (boy) is 3 pounds 10 ounces and baby b (girl) is 3 pounds 8 ounces.   They are both  head  down and measuring about 30 weeks 3 days.   Is this normal  with twins?  This is my 4 pregnancy . 

    • Hi Teecka,
      If your Doctor seemed fine then everything should be fine. We cannot give medical advice on this site.
      All the best.

      • Thank you. I was just wondering if this was to be expect with twins. My dr said they are bigger than most twins at this stage but they are very healthy. I was just wondering if any other mom’s was told about their little ones. I trust my dr very much and would just like some advice for other twin mom’s please.

        • Hello Teecka
          I don’t think you have anything to worry about I had twin boys last year at 38 weeks and their weight was always more than expected. They were born at almost 7 lbs which all the nurses were surprised about and that I even made it that far. Congrats :)

    • Im 15 weeks 3days at this stage my twins are suppose to be 2 1/2 oz each but there 5 but i carry big any way so it expected

  20. Hi im 19 weeks pregnant with twin boys, I get so nervous when I hear about all da horror stories that people tell about there losses… How do I get over my fear and will I ever? 

    #ExcitedMommy

    • Hi Shemela,
      You should relax and stay positive. Every pregnancy is different. Some have issues some don’t! Focus on all the moms of twins who had it easy or overcame some issues.
      All you can do is to take care of yourself and have regular checkups.
      Hope this helps.

  21. Hi,
    I found out im pregnant with twins. Im only 7 weeks along, but im going to be 24 in  week. Is it weird im having Twins so young?

  22. Hey I’m not a “mother of twins” I’m a father but I have a few curious questions..
    I have 28 month old  twin identical girls jada/jaylen I jus wanted to know how did your twins act or what did you experience around this age. 
    Examples like: did they like sleeping or staying up at night, were they talking alot, picky eaters, were they shy of adults or other toddlers.  
    Anyways Thanks! for any response/advice 

  23. Hi everyone. Nice to read stories from all the mums with twins.

    We already have 8-year old twin girls and I’m currently pregnant for 11 weeks with another set of twins!
    Though my pregnancy at the moment is very far from what I had experienced before… whole day sickness and nausea striking daily. But I’m sure I’ll get over this (hopefully very soooooon!).
    All the BEST for us MUMS! 

  24. Hi all.  I have a specific question.  I am mostly being impatient.  It is Sunday and I have to wait until tomorrow for my ultrasound appointment to check for twins.  This is my 7th pregnancy, 6th baby.  I am 36.  I nursed my last child for a year.  Right after the very first period/ovulation returned I got pregnant.  I am reading a lot about calcium depletion in nursing mommas and getting pregnant with twins.  What about “Just finished nursing”?  We’re talking, just a few weeks of no nursing and then getting pregnant, here!  When you throw in my age and all the pregnancies I’ve had, what are the odds?  I have this crazy hunch, but I don’t want to set myself up for disappointment.  I have been really sick, but I’m always sick.  I’m only 9 weeks but sometimes look 6 months.  But, I have had so many babies I guess I am a little “stretchy”?  Does anyone have any insight to the calcium depletion right after nursing has stopped.  I am eating a plan called “Trim Healthy Mama” which is a lot of cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc… which stacks my odds, too!  I would so love twins!  That would be the icing on the cake for this old mama!  I welcome your input!  Thanks! 

    • Sorry not sure about calcium depletion. But one thing I do know is that for healthy bones you do need Vitamin D. There are studies that indicate calcium from dairy is not best source!!!! (I know this my sound controversial to many people). You are right being pregnant so many times before tends to stretch things but it could be twins too.
      I wish I could help more.
      All the best and let us know if you are having twins.

      • I guess, what I meant was all that cheese may stack my odds of having twins as well.  It’s been proven that momma’s that eat a lot of dairy have twins.  It’s all the hormones in the milk.  I’m already old (lol) and with the possible depletion of calcium in my body from just stopped nursing, I was just wondering if that really put me in a twin place?  It’s a weird question, I know.  :)

  25. Hello
    im 13 weeks and 5 days pregnant with twins when I went for my scan they said there is no fluid around one of my twin I have to go to for a twin scan to find out whats happening they said it doesn’t look very well so far and that they cant yet tell me what it going till happen until Wednesday when I go for the twin scan they did say don’t expect a heart with the twin with no fluid is this is devastating. We were so shocked/blessed to be having twins and now to know one will most likely not make it is so hard to wrap my head around. also they said if the other twins does die that they couldn’t say my other twin will be ok I am hoping for a miracle when we go Wednesday and that there is fluid and a good chance for our babys. if anyone is going through the same thing or have good or bad I could do with someone to talk to how know how im felling iv had to wait 6 days knowing that there is something up with one of my twins for the twin scan on Wednesday.

    • So sorry for what you are going through. I did some research around the topic. Looks like even with low amniotic fluid twins have a chance of survival. However, you will need to be monitored carefully. Lets hope for the best and please keep us posted.

  26. i want to know about 7 month pregency status

  27. I found out at a 10 week ultrasound that I’m expecting twins. I was shocked of course. I already have a 2 year old son and by the time babies come he will nearly be three. My son was born with a heart defect (that we didn’t know about till after he was born) So the twins have been close watched. I just had a 12 week ultrasound and found out that Baby B has the two vessel cord which could bring complications of it’s own, as well as a possible club foot and we were told a 1 : 116 chance of down syndrom. I am just so lost and confused and I just don’t even know what I think. 

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