Symptoms of Being Pregnant with Twins

on Mar 15, 2013

by Dr. Christine Lee, MD

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While transvaginal ultrasound will confirm the presence of one fetus or two, you can detect other signs early on too. Some such signs are as follows.

Pregnancy and giving birth is nothing short of a miracle. The very fact that you are the one responsible for the miracle makes it even better. Pregnancy brings joy not just to you but also to all those who know and love you. Some women want to have twins or multiples and as soon as they become pregnant, the excitement and thrill begin. They keep wondering if they are having twins. Twins run in the family and if they have a family history of twins, the excitement in manifold. There are a few signs that will help you determine if you really are going to have twins. While transvaginal ultrasound will confirm the presence of one fetus or two, you can detect other signs early on too. Some such signs have been mentioned here. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Implantation bleeding

Implantation bleeding is more common in women who are pregnant with twins. Implantation bleeding is the light, pinkish colored bleeding that occurs during the time when the fertilized eggs implant or attach to the uterine lining. In a normal pregnancy, this bleeding is very slight. If you are pregnant with twins, you will have more implantation bleeding. However, if you see any bleeding at all while you are pregnant, you should go to the doctor immediately to rule out any dangers whatsoever.

Morning sickness

If you are pregnant with twins or multiples, morning sickness will be very severe for you. Every pregnant lady experiences morning sickness but in the case of twins or multiples, it is worse. Morning sickness is essentially vomiting and the nauseous feeling that you will experience through the first trimester of your pregnancy. Don’t be mistaken by the name because it is a misnomer. Morning sickness can occur in the evenings or at nights too. It has been named morning sickness because most incidences occur in the morning. So if you experience nausea in the evening, know that it is morning sickness only. Morning sickness will subside as you come close to the end of your first trimester and enter your second. Through morning sickness you will feel cravings of food that you never felt before and at the same time you will feel aversion to a few foods. This is completely normal. The only thing is that if you are pregnant with twins or multiples, the feelings will be much stronger. However, if the morning sickness is unbearable, you should see the doctor because too much vomiting can leave you dangerously dehydrated, which is harmful for your unborn baby.

Weight gain

Weight gain is common during pregnancy and if you have twins, you can be sure that you will easily gain about ten pounds of weight in your first trimester itself. This is because of the increase in the size of the uterus and the volume of blood in your body. If you are pregnant with twins, weight gain will also be earlier than a normal single pregnancy.


Since you are carrying two babies instead of one, you will feel more tiredness than a normal pregnancy. You will feel really tired throughout the day and taking a nap during the afternoons will become necessary for you.

You can safely say that with twins, everything will become two fold.

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Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).

  • lucia

    my periods are 8 days late , i have a normal cycle , but today i am bleeding but its not different to my period , i have slight cramps and a lot of gas , could i be pregnant , when should i take apregnancy test

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  • Tiffany

    I am 10 wks prego n at 7 weeks I spotted a little but had already implanted but I was wondering if maybe I could b prego with twins but twin hadnt showed up yet? Everyone saying I look like im having twins so I just wanted to ask…

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  • carol

    Hi Tiffany I have four year old twins I went for my 12 week scan and it only showed one then when I went for my 20 week scan I was told we were having twins good luck either way

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  • Kaelin Bell

    The last period I had was at the end of April and I’m a month late on my period I’ve also had four negative pregnancy tests and I’ve had implantation bleeding twice a month apart and twins run in both sides my boyfriends side of the family and my side of the family which makes it double the chances. I need advice if I might have twins or what it means next time my boyfriend and I have a chance I’m gonna go get the blood test done.

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  • Kimberly

    I was 3 days early for my period and had spotting one day then light bleeding for 2 days it stopped for 12 hours then had a day of a few spots and the next day of light bleeding and then a few spots today not the normal colour and wondering if anyone has experienced this

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