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#1 of 18 Old 05-18-2012, 04:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi All,

 

I'm about 11 weeks pregnant and fairly certain there's more than one babe in there (my uterus is measuring 6-7 weeks ahead, I'm starving all.the.time., my Mum had a twin pregnancy, and I've been having "twinny" feelings from the beginning of pregnancy). I'm not wild about ultrasounds, so want to wait for a while longer before getting one to confirm. In the meantime, we're planning a home birth.

 

Both of my friends that have had twins had terrible morning sickness throughout the first trimester, and basically said there's no way I have more than one in there since I wasn't "sick enough." I did vomit mostly every morning from weeks 6-9, but feel fine (just very tired) now. They also both had twin girls, and I've heard m/s is less bad with boys?

 

Anyway, just looking for thoughts/experiences.

 

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I had twin girls, not much morning sickness at all.

 

I also was pretty sure my girls were twins, right from the  beginning. (at least, well before we started talking to midwives)

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I had very terrible morning sickness when I was pregnant with my first set of twin girls.  I am pregnant with twins again (we don't know the sexes) and while the morning sickness hasn't been AS bad, it is still worse than I experienced with my singleton.


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I had some nausea but only vomited once at 12 weeks because I was so hungry and ate pancakes too fast. Other than that it was no different than my singleton. And it's 2 girls so don't know why boys would make it less. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!


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I've been pregnant three times and have only puked once. I'm tiiiiiiiired when I'm in my first trimester, but that and some nausea are my only "morning sickness" symptoms. Everyone is different!

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Had twins, was never sick one day, maybe for about 10 minutes the whole time, but that could have been the Korean BBQ I scarfed down at about 8 weeks in.redface.gif

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I had twins and never felt queasy for a minute.  In the early stages (before I was sure I was pregnant), I was terribly exhausted - so much that I thought I had mono.  But I'm sure that was just anemia.  It cleared up.

 

In my later, single birth pregnancy, I also felt super-tired before I knew I was pregnant.  (The 2nd time around, that was my big clue.  Now every time I really need a nap in the afternoon, I wonder for a second if we had a birth-control failure...)  I also had no morning sickness.  The big difference between the two pregnancies was that I c-r-a-v-e-d calcium with the twins and didn't, with the singleton.  I would wake up in the middle of the night, while pregnant with the twins and simply have to have two tall glasses of milk, even if it meant someone driving to the store to get it (but not me, of course...I was pregnant!  winky.gif )


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I also had twin girls and wasn't sick at all. I was queezy a few times, that was teh extent of it.

 

This current pregnancy I was much sicker in the beginning and thought maybe twins again, but nope, just one little one in there :D


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The big difference between the two pregnancies was that I c-r-a-v-e-d calcium with the twins and didn't, with the singleton.  I would wake up in the middle of the night, while pregnant with the twins and simply have to have two tall glasses of milk, even if it meant someone driving to the store to get it (but not me, of course...I was pregnant!  winky.gif )

 

That's crazy - this is me too. Nearly every night since about ~5 weeks along I'll wake up at least once in the middle of the night starving and have to have a large glass of milk. I've also become a cheese fiend. 

 

Although I'm not big on ultrasounds we've decided to go in for one soon just to get everything checked out. If there's more than one baby - great! - better to know early and be able to prepare. If not, my mw is thinking I'm probably a lot further along in the pregnancy than anyone thought (even though I was charting and am pretty certain of my dates dizzy.gif) and it's good to know that anyway in the event I go into labor 2 months earlier than expected!

 

Thanks for all the feedback, ladies!

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i am so happy to have stumbled upon this thread.  i haven't had m/s *at all*, and i'm almost at 11weeks.  i have had heartburn and an upset stomach after i eat, but no nausea or even gagging.  i occasionally freak out about the fact that i seem so "okay", but most of the time i have plenty of other symptoms to assuage my fears.  

 

are any of you twin-mamas vegetarians by any chance? 


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nosreves - I've been vegetarian for 7+ years now...
 


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mamalove -- thanks for responding! do you have any suggestions/recommendations for getting enough protein?  vegetarianism isn't very common here in france, and i have a feeling the midwives are going to encourage me to eat meat.


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for protien and i do think this was a huge high help in me feeling so great i ordered Orgain shakes from Amazon and keep them coming every few weeks! to this day i have them as a staple part of my diet, i think they are by far the best nursing food i have found.  wonderfully they taste great even warm and do not need to be in the frig, so you can leave them on your bedside table and drink one when you wake up for midnight bathroom trips and boy that makes your morning go so smooth!

 

i actually even got a sort of insomnia that i figured out had to do with being hungry, i would just pace around until i ate some protein and then could happily fall back asleep, it look many weeks to figure it out, cause i really didn't feel hungry. but these shakes helped a lot oath that too. it came and went whenever the twins had a growth spurt in utero. 


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Eggs, nuts, milk, whey protein, cheese.

 

I drank a lot of fruit/milk/yogurt/whey protein shakes. We would freeze them, then put them by the bed at night. By 2 when I woke up hungry, they were thawed enough to drink, but still cold.

 

I also eat fish, which took some pressure off the meat question. If you're vegan, I would strongly recommend that you find a nutritionist to talk to who is supportive of veganism.

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adorkable and rinap thanks for your responses!  

 

unfortunately, i think it would cost waaay too much for us to order the Orgain and have it shipped over to france, and i can't seem to find any mention of it on french sites.  and, apparently, all the french websites say that whey protein should *under no circumstances* be used by pregnant women or children under three, so my wife does refuses to let me order any.  she spent hours doing research and is rather adamant about it.  to be honest, i don't know what to think. i'd really love to be able to drink some protein shakes, but when even the packaging of the whey protein here says "not to be used by pregnant women", i feel pretty hesitant.  for the last few years, i've been eating fish from time to time, so i guess i'll continue with that.  luckily, there's no shortage of dairy here.  

 

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Dairy is awesome. Think about ways to use eggs in things. (you may even be able to get pasteurized eggs in a carton there if you don't trust raw eggs) They add protein and good fats. Nut butters can be good too.

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None of the midwives I've seen have had an issue with my diet. 

 

One of the recommendations I've heard is to try to have some protein with each meal/snack.  It could be cheese on your sandwich, beans in your salad or peanut butter to dip your celery in!  I eat eggs almost every morning.  Other sources of protein for me are dairy (milk, cheese), nuts, tofu, and sometimes meat replacements, mostly for dinner when it's easier (i.e. I have veggie hot dogs cause the omni folk are having hot dogs).  Dr. Luke's book also contains recommendations for vegetarians.  And don't forget that there is protein in lots of other foods that aren't considered "protein"!


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Only got sick once with my twin pregnancy. For me, it was more about being hungry and tired all the time. And by tired, I mean I'd fall asleep almost any time I sat down during my first trimester.


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