Signs of a twin preg­nancy

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If you sus­pect you may be car­ry­ing more than one baby, look out for these 10 twin preg­nancy signs:

● Faster weight gain. You may gain up to 5kg in the first trimester due to in­creased blood vol­ume and uter­ine size.

● A large-for-date uterus.

● Look­ing big­ger ear­lier.

● Se­vere morn­ing sick­ness. More than 50% of moms ex­pect­ing mul­ti­ples have morn­ing sick­ness that tends to be more se­vere than those car­ry­ing one baby.

● De­tect­ing foetal move­ment early in preg­nancy.

● Your doc­tor hears two or more heart­beats as early as 10 to 12 weeks.

● Ab­nor­mally high re­sults from an Al­phafe to pro­tein (AFP) test.

● Ex­treme fa­tigue.

● Wa­ter re­ten­tion.

● Older ma­ter­nal age, be­ing over­weight, the use of fer­til­ity drugs and hav­ing twins in the mother’s fam­ily all in­crease the like­li­hood of a mul­ti­ple birth.

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