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Sep 25

Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned About Parenting

What to Expect When Expecting Double

Finding out that you’re pregnant with twins can be quite overwhelming. It’s already quite overwhelming welcoming one new baby, much more two! Well, it can be very scary. So, we will help you prepare and understand what you can anticipate when expecting twins.

Common Fears
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. But statistics show that women giving birth to twins are very safe and without any major problems.

Soon to be mom of twins also concern about having depression. First of all, women carrying twins tend to put on extra weight than with women carrying just one baby. 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. As carrying twins can increase your likelihood of depression, it is advised that you see your doctor more often to monitor how you are doing physically and emotionally.

Be Prepared
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 are essential for twins, so better check them first before the twins arrive. You will need two cribs, portable strollers, and invest in car seats, too.

It’s best to invest in good car seats, so better check online reviews by mothers who have tried and tested the best.

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. It expensive to raise twins, so ask around for hand me downs, like clothes and toys, from family and friends.

If you are not new to being a mom, you certainly have items that you can pass down to your new babies. But if you are a first time mom, you have to be sure all needed essentials are ready. Preparing all the things needed can surely be 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.