You will realize that the doctor will be checking every health parameter concerning you and your babies more closely than ever before. The end of the first trimester is that phase when pregnancy-related gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, breathlessness and hypertension would be common. This is also the phase when the doctor would be making a fresh assessment of the requirement of folic acid as your body’s blood supply increases.
The reasoning is very simple. The demand on your systems increases manifold to meet the growing demand from the rapidly developing embryos. Many organs are developing in the embryos at a pace faster than in the previous two months. In fact, this is the last month that you will find them in an embryonic state with the development of the kidneys and intestines. All these changes inside the body could get reflected, possibly, in bleeding gums because of increased blood supply. They could also reflect by way of stretch marks as your body feels the pressure of the growing fetuses.
Your anxiety levels could rise and your likes or dislikes for certain foods would increase or decrease. But the best aspect of this phase is that the possibilities of a miscarriage in the first trimester reduces as you head to the end of the 12th week. So, the ground rule for the mother of twins is : please be calm and discipline yourself to the needs of your body which, in other words, means your twins.
Carrying twins is no mean feat. You should always remain alert and keep monitoring your pregnancy parameters to assess if everything is on track. Discussing alarming symptoms with your gynaecologist is a good idea as it is always better to err on the side of caution.