For you, things are going to get much more uncomfortable now. Relax and rest as much as you can. Apart from walking, try not to undertake any other physical activity. Discomforts may intensify as you put on weight. Backache, leg cramps, frequent urination etcetera. You may also face difficulty in finding a comfortable position to sit or sleep. Your ever-growing bump may even give you quite a few sleepless nights. You may also be kept awake by anxieties related to the delivery. You feel fatigued and exhausted from carrying your babies around all day.
Constipation is one of the most obvious problems almost every woman faces during the third trimester. Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy balanced fibre rich diet. There may be an increase in Braxton-Hicks contractions by now. Consult your doctor immediately if the contractions are painful or persistent, as it could be a sign of preterm labour.
Other signs of preterm labour could be a feeling of fullness or pressure in the pelvis, change or increase in vaginal discharge, spotting or bleeding, leaking amniotic fluid and effacement and dilation.
Towards the end of your pregnancy period, you will find your babies movements have reduced as there is simply not enough space for two babies to move freely. So do not worry if you are not able to feel your babies shift around as often as they used to.
At the beginning of the ninth month, your babies will be moving down the pelvis getting ready for delivery. By this time your babies are developed enough to sustain themselves outside the womb without much complication. Twin babies are mostly preterm babies.
Towards the end of this trimester, your breasts may start leaking a watery substance called colostrum. This is how your body naturally prepares you for nursing your babies after birth.