Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, also known as TTTS, is a condition that affects many twins in utero. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome occurs when there is an unequal blood flow between the two fetuses. It can lead to complications for both twins and has been linked to developmental delays and cerebral palsy in some cases. Twins with this disorder are more likely to be born prematurely than normal twin births.
You’ve made it to Week 28 of your twin pregnancy, and the beginning of your third (and final) trimester. Time to give yourself a big pat on the back (or, a nice juicy hamburger) as you’ve just passed another important milestone.
Week 25 is a huge milestone in a twin pregnancy, by this week they are deemed viable should an early labor come!
By Week 22, you’re still in the honeymoon stage of your twin pregnancy—you’re far enough along where you can now feel your babies kicking on a daily basis (one of the best perks of pregnancy!) and moving about is still relatively easy.
Congratulations, you’re halfway there…well, almost. Since Week 37 is considered full term in a twin pregnancy, by Week 18 you are just about halfway through with your journey. Hurrah!
Welcome to the second trimester of your twin pregnancy. By Week 15 to 16, each of your twins weighs nearly a quarter of a pound (about 100 grams), and is about four inches long. Tiny now but during the second trimester, your babies will experience rapid growth.
Whew! You made it to the second trimester of your twin pregnancy. What a feat but the real work is about to begin for this is when you need to pack on the pounds.
With the end of your first trimester just a few weeks away, the real fun begins. You may have full-blown morning sickness but that’s because your twins are busy growing at a rapid pace building tissues and organs.
Like some of you reading this article, I learned I was pregnant with twins right around Week Six.