At week 12 of pregnancy, there is a good chance that your doctor and have noticed that you are pregnant with twins instead of a single pregnancy. According to website Women’s Healthcare, at 12 weeks you’re probably experiencing an increase in the size of the uterus, an increase greater than normal weight and increased morning sickness. At 12 weeks, the doctor may also have been able to detect beats.
According to the Baby Center website, at 12 weeks, the twins should be about 3 inches (7.62 cm) long. Their limbs and organs are fully formed, but are not fully developed or functional. Their faces look normal. The twins begin to move, but still not be able to feel them. Baby Center also reports that babies have reflexes. They also move and collide with each other, make a fist and move the toes.
Changes in the mother
When you are 12 weeks pregnant with twins, you may be experiencing anemia, the website “I-am-pregnant” says it’s normal pregnant during pregnancy . However, it is especially common in women carrying twins. Other common changes or symptoms of week 12 of a twin pregnancy are: bleeding gums, constipation, shortness of breath, fatigue and changes in libido. Although most of them can occur during any pregnancy, are more common in twin pregnancies. This is because the body takes its own blood supply and nutrients for developing infants, exhausting what the mother needs for good health.
Risks and Considerations
There is an increased risk of spontaneous abortion during a twin pregnancy. More specifically, it is possible to abort a baby, but still get the second baby to term. However, the risk of miscarriage is greatly reduced at 12 weeks. According to the website of Women’s Healthcare Topics, when one of the twins made a spontaneous abortion before 12 weeks, the loss is “reabsorbed” and in most cases do not need to do anything. It is possible to lose a baby and never realize the fact that it started with twins. Due to increased risk of miscarriage, and the increased risk of preterm delivery, Women’s Healthcare Topics recommended for women who are expecting twins take extra care to stay hydrated and eat foods rich in nutrients.