Monday, May 19, 2014

MY TWIN PREGNANCY - 3rd Trimester

For my third trimester, I was really tired. I finally started getting bigger but people still were very
Me 5 days before I delivered @ 38 weeks
surprised that I was carrying twins.  I guess I never really got as big as most people expect a woman to be when carrying twins. When it was all said and done I believe I gained about 40 lbs.
Since I'm writing this post way after my 3rd trimester, I'm drawing a blank on a lot of things lol. But I do remember that devil known as indigestion hitting me hard as well as heartburn in my last trimester. That made eating anything good really tough. It seemed like everything I ate normally triggered indigestion and heartburn. I also had a few rare occasions of throwing up.  The last month or so I also became super uncomfortable trying to sleep. No position ever was comfortable so that was a bummer.
Since I was carrying twins, I saw my regular OB as well as a Perinatologist which is basically a high risk doctor. Carrying multiples makes you 'high risk'.  So my appointments increased towards the end. I also had to do non-stress testing once a week to make sure the babies were doing okay. With the non-stress test they basically just hook you up to a monitor and you sit for about 30 min or so. Then they let you know how the babies are doing.

I had a lot of pressure in my stomach as well towards the end. Baby A was head down and Baby B was breech. But Baby A was really really low in my pelvis so I wore a support belt alot to help. 
I also remember my feet starting to swell the last few weeks before I delivered. They were huge and it really hurt to walk for long periods of time. Also had a lot of back pain towards the end.  I guess that's why they tell you to rest towards the end while you are pregnant.


Highlights of 3rd Trimester
  • Indigestion came back along with heartburn
  • Uncomfortable sleeping
  • Feet swelling around 36 weeks
  • Hard to walk 
  • Non stress testing 
  • Back pain at very end
  • Tired
  • Pelvis pressure & pain
  • Biggest highlight was looking forward to delivery

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