Brooklyn - posted on 11/08/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
I'm 24 and pregnant with babies 3 and 4. I know absolutely nothing about twins so I'm a bit worried and conflicted about what my doctor says and information I've gathered in my own. Firstly, vitamins. My prenatal vitamins are the only thing that actually cause me to become ill. My doctor says, "it's ok, just take two Flintstone's Kids vitamins twice a day." Information I've gathered and a book I ordered specifically about having multiples says that I should have a large amount of folic acid a day, not to mention the other important ones I need in large quantities. Secondly, ultrasounds. Should I have one every few months? Or just two per pregnancy? My doctor told me that I'm high risk and that twin pregnancies are fragile, so it makes sense to keep your eyes on the babies (literally), doesn't it? Thirdly, weight gain. My doctor says that this will be like a normal pregnancy, I should gain about thirty pounds. However, my research tells me that I should gain between 40-55 lbs because twins are prone to low birth weight.
I'm sorry for rambling, but any insight would be wonderful thank you so much!!