What to Expect When Expecting Double
Finding out that you’re pregnant with twins can be quite overwhelming. The thought of welcoming two babies is indeed quite challenging and exciting enough. However, it can certainly be intimidating. So, this article aims to help you understand and prepare while you are expecting for two.
First of all, it is natural to find yourself digesting in the great news that you are about to look after two new tiny babies. By the time it sinks in, you will then eventually feel excited but you will still feel worried, too. The main concern tends to be about complications of giving birth, and that is a natural fear to have. Statistics show though that women giving birth to twins are mostly safe and without major complications.
Soon to be mom of twins also concern about having depression. First, women with multiple pregnancy tend to gain more weight than those with just single pregnancy. Women pregnant with twins think that they have twice as much weight to lose after giving birth.
Statistically, women who planned on having twins less likely suffer from depression. Since multiple pregnancy can increase your chances of depression, you need to see your doctor regularly to monitor your physical and emotional wellbeing.
You need to have everything ready so that when the twins arrive you have all you need. Hand-me-downs are of great help, but you still need to buy certain items just for your twins.
Double strollers need to be purchased prior to giving birth to the little ones. Two cribs, two portable baby strollers, and car seats are essential especially when you need to go around.
Car seats can be a bit of a problem when it comes to choosing, so better read reviews online first before purchasing.
Having twins need a lot of planning and pre-preparation. So invest in things that will make your life as a new mom of twins a lot easier. Having twins is expensive, it is better to ask for hand-me-downs like clothes, toys, baby monitors among others.
If you have already had kids, surely you have things that can be passed on to your twins. But if it’s your first time to be a mom, you need to make sure you have all things necessary. Thinking about the things to prepare can be very overwhelming. So talk with other mothers and people you know who already have children so they can guide you for the twins’ much awaited coming.