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! However, it can certainly be intimidating. So, we are here to help you understand and prepare for the imminent future.
Firstly, it is expected that you are left winding in the news that you are about to take care of not just one but two 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 pregnant with twins tend to gain more extra weight than women pregnant with one baby. Pregnant mommies expecting for two, think they would need to lose twice as much weight after giving birth.
Statistics show that women who got pregnant with twins without the aid of IVF (for instance) are more likely to suffer depression. As expecting twins can increase your chances of having depression, it is better that you see you doctor regularly.
You need to prepare all the necessary things before the little ones arrive so you are all set and ready. Some things can be hand-me-downs from your previous children or your friends, but there are still some that need be purchased especially 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. Invest in the most important things that will make your life as a new mom of twins as easy as can be. 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 it’s your first time to be a mom, you need to make sure you have all things necessary. Preparing all the things needed can surely be overwhelming.So be sure to consult with other mothers and people you know who’ve had babies to help you prepare for their much anticipated arrival.