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My twins are due in November and all the books talk about singletons and not being able to feel movement until around 16 weeks, and if you're a first time mom, even later. My question is could you feel your twins sooner than that? As they start to grow and take up more room do they start to hit you a little sooner? I can't find much information on this anywhere and it's got me curious. I already feel bigger than my friend who has a singleton.<br><br>
Does anybody have a good recommendation for a book that talks about twins and how they develop during pregnancy (and how it's different from a singleton)?
 

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With my son I didnt feel movement till about 19wks. With my twins I was about 14wks or so..It felt like bubbles popping in my belly.<br><br>
I dont know of any books for you though, when I was pregnant with my twins, I googled a lot of info on the net...<br><br>
ETA- I did buy the dvd from national geographic about multiples in the womb, it was very informative. It talked about how twins, triplets and more develop from conception to birth. very interesting. you might be able to get it from the library or buy the dvd from national geographic.com . i know they do show the special on the national geographic channel from time to time.
 

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This site does talk about twin pregnancy specifically.<br><br><a href="http://www.i-am-pregnant.com/pregnancy/calendar/week/1" target="_blank">http://www.i-am-pregnant.com/pregnancy/calendar/week/1</a><br><br>
Yes, I didn't feel movement with my singletons until close to 20 weeks. With this pregnancy, I started feeling movements at around 15 weeks.
 

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My twins were babies #1 & 2 so maybe I didn't know what I was trying to feel but I didn't feel anything until 22 weeks. With that said, my baby A was vertex most of my pregnancy. Baby B was transverse and within the last three weeks (they were born 37w+3d) she would flip from head on my left side to head on my right side and I'd feel NOTHING. Weird.
 

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Well, thanks for the advice ladies. I'm not quite sure if I'm imagining things or not but at least I can pretend I'm sane. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Aurie, thanks for the site. That's helpful!
 

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Absolute best twin book: Having Twins by Elizabeth Noble. AP, researched, great.<br><br>
I felt mine later. I swear they're more interested in each other than in kicking me.
 

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I felt mine later. I swear they're more interested in each other than in kicking me.</div>
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Ditto on the Noble book--it's great. If you're interested in diet also look at the Dr. Barbara Luke book. It's mainstream and sometimes rather alarmist so skip those parts if you like.<br><br>
I felt my twins (first pregnancy) around 12 or 13 wks. Didn't know they were twins then--I thought I was just more observant than most women. Turns out I was just less intuitive! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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