The moment of delivery is already a unique and inexplicable moment, now imagine this emotion in double dose, experiencing a twin birth. When the pregnancy of twins is discovered the scare is always great, after all the natural expectation is that you have a single baby. But the scare will last for minutes, maybe a few hours and will give way to a unique and magical experience , of being able to generate two babies, bringing them together into the world and becoming the mother of two angels at once.
The work will be double, the fatigue too, but the love, affection and pleasure that you will feel will be in the same proportion. I am not a mother of twins, but I can imagine the proportion and the feeling of receiving two treasures in her arms, and the size of the feeling and emotion of a woman who goes through this experience. After all, generating and having twin births are for a few, we can say that they are the winners.
Because you cannot have a twin pregnancy simply because you want to or by accident, the woman receives a family inheritance . If you have twin pregnancies in your family, get ready, as you have a great chance of bringing another couple into the family.
Twin Birth Videos
The more laborious and busy life of the mother of twins starts already in pregnancy, after all, twin pregnancy requires more care than one of a single baby. Caring for the weight, with the food that should feed not only the mother plus two little babies , with the blood flow in addition to the risks of premature birth that is so common in this type of pregnancy.
The woman’s body is naturally prepared to generate and nourish a single fetus and when two or more fertilization occurs, her body must work in the same proportion to meet all needs.
Bonus: This video is simply sensational and exciting, it just proves the connection that twins have with each other from the moment of birth. These babies were born and even during the bath they continue to embrace, united as inside their mother’s womb. Just wonderful!
Twin Pregnancy – How Does It Happen?
Conception can be carried out in two ways, either by duplicating the same embryo or when two eggs are fertilized by two sperm. This is the reason for the existence of identical and different twins and this is due to their conception. When duplication of the embryo occurs, two identical babies, also known as univitelinos or monozygotes, are generated.
When fertilized in different eggs, each one will be born with its particular characteristic , since we can compare it as two pregnancies in one, these are known as fraternal twins or bi vitellinos.
A very common sign in twin pregnancies that can be seen in the first days is a high concentration of beta hormone HCG that can be analyzed in the blood test of pregnancy , in addition to the stronger nausea since the higher the concentration of beta hormone HCG in the blood the greater the ill-being. This explains why pregnant women with twins or multiples suffer even more from feeling sick and ill during the 9 months. Care in the pregnancy of twins also intensifies the issue of prenatal examinations, which should be performed in greater numbers than normal.
The number of ultrasound, urine and blood tests over the 9 months of pregnancy is much greater than in the gestation of a single baby, after all it is necessary to monitor more closely to check the development of the fetuses in addition to the mother’s health. Thus discarding gestational problems, in the development and avoiding the risks of premature birth.
The conception of twins can happen in two ways and how much fraternal twins each fetus will have its own placenta, its amniotic sac and its membranes, unlike the univitelino twins who will share everything, including the space inside the amniotic sac.
At 4 weeks of gestation the neural tubes of the fetuses are formed and the small hearts begin to appear. When the 12 weeks of gestation arrive , their main organs of the body are already formed and are able to respond to external stimuli that are still imperceptible to Mom.
At 16 weeks your kidneys are functioning and they are already producing urine formed by swallowing the amniotic fluid . Through the ultrasound exam it is already possible to check the sex of the babies , of course if they collaborate with the parents and the doctor to perform the procedure. At 24 weeks , they already have eyebrows and their teeth are already in the correct place inside the gums.
At this stage, it is common to have hiccups and mom can distinguish which one is sobbing. Upon reaching the 36th week of gestation, their babies can be born at any time , as they are already fully formed, needing only the best maturation of the lungs.
Normally 50% of twin pregnancies arrive until 36 and 37 gestational weeks, obviously that with good medical monitoring and care for the health of the mother and babies can reach even 40 weeks. Not all twins need to stay in the Neonatal ICU , especially if they have already reached the 34th week of pregnancy .
The indication for ICU even if for a few hours is more to help babies in some respiratory discomfort and is discharged as soon as normalized or also for low weight, in case of being born with less than 2 kg.
I think the most famous of the moms of twins is the actress Angelina Jolie , she is the mom of 6 children, but the twins are knox and Vivienne. Another international who is a famous mom of twins is the singer Mariah Carey , she is the mom of a beautiful couple of twins who have different names like Jolie’s children, Maroccan and Monroe.
Julia Roberts was also the mother of twins with different names, her children Hazel and Phinnaeus. Among the Brazilian moms are several famous, among them the famous one who gave birth to twins is the actress Natália Guimarães, she is the mom of the cute Maya and Kyara, along with the singer Leandro from the group KLB.
At the time, they decided to do something like a reality show about the twins ‘pregnancy that was broadcast on the afternoon program of the record, it was possible to accompany the purchase of the layette, ultrasound and even the twins’ baby shower. Suzy Rêgo who is married to actor Fernando Vieira also gave birth to two boys, Mássimo and Marco.
Fernanda Lima is the mother of the beautiful and blond João and Francisco, I think they both look like Daddy Rodrigo Wilbert. Already Fátima Bernardes was beyond! Rs she is mom of triplets now teenagers. They are beautiful and Beatriz, Laura and Vinicius are already passing their mother at the time!
The singer Luciano of the duo with Zezé de Camargo is also daddy of twins, at the time it was confirmed that a fertility treatment was done because Luciano had already had a vasectomy. Luciano is married to Flávia and they had the beautiful Helena and Isabella together.
Gemini Story – Jemima and Kesia
When giving birth Jemima’s mother had a very pleasant surprise! Follow the story of the twins, Jemima and Kesia.
On April 9, 1969, mom was surprised by the doctor in the delivery room. I was effortlessly born and Mom relaxed with relief. But the doctor said ‘Dona, don’t rest because there is one more in there!’.
So she knew she was expecting twins, typical for a time when ultrasound did n’t even exist. After sharing the womb, we also shared the toys, the yard, the swing hanging from the jambo tree, the crib, mommy’s attention and daddy’s lap. Despite the inevitable comparisons, we had a fun childhood.
God blessed us with uniqueness. We are two individuals with different personalities. Each with its defects, virtues, dreams and choices. In childhood, we played and fought with the same frequency. I didn’t like to dress like my sister, but Mom liked to sew identical outfits for her non-identical twins. (I miss the noise of the machine).
(Mom did NOT love all children in the same way. For each child, she reserved exclusive, intense and essentially true love. I don’t know how she got it)
Separation of Twins
At 16, my sister wanted to study abroad and I chose to stay in Brazil. I didn’t know that this break would affect me. In principle, I started to enjoy the benefits of being a youngest daughter , but over time I assumed that I did not know how to deal with her absence and sought help in therapy. With maturity I was able to understand my feelings and became enthusiastic about the twin universe.
The experience of being a twin is sublime. In March 2010, I created http://www.vizinhosdeutero.com.br/ , a website totally dedicated to adult and family twins, with the purpose of gathering all kinds of stories of twins, mothers, fathers and pregnant women. And with the main objective of finding missing twins across Brazil. Are you a twin or have twins in the family? Participate! Send your story to the email: [email protected].
Jemima Pompeu is the author and editor of an online collection that provides information, news, articles, curiosities and testimonials, with daily updates. Jemima is a bivitelina twin (not identical) and lives in the city of São Paulo. His sister, Kesia Pompeu, lives in the United States. The sisters were born in April 1969 in the capital of São Paulo.
Being a mother of Gemini, How is it? – Report by Thais Ujvari
What will it be like to have a twin pregnancy? And discover that she will be the mother of identical twins? Read the story of reader Thais Ujvari who is a super proud mom of identical twins Laura and Alicia, two delightful babies!
“When I turned 13, I discovered that I had polycystic ovary syndrome and started taking contraceptives to try to relieve the cramps and pimples that started to appear at the same time. When I got married, I went to my doctor to do tests in general because I was 26 years old, and I never stopped using the pill.
She was very clear in telling me that when I wanted to get pregnant I would have to have a lot of patience, because the syndrome, in most cases makes it difficult for women to get pregnant, there are some that can’t, even with treatments, and she even mentioned that I would have to do an egg count , something like that… After a year of marriage my husband and I decided that we were going to start trying to get pregnant. I was scared to death, I went to the doctor, she gave me omega 3 and folic acid and told me to try about 6 months and if I didn’t succeed we would start the battery of tests.
The last pill I took on December 23, 2012, and then my husband and I were thinking positive every time we dated … On January 23, my first period came, of course I wouldn’t get pregnant in a month, but it really upset me, and so if it was another month on the 23rd of february i woke up, i had a lot of colic the day before, i had even slept in an absorbent, when i went to the bathroom in the morning, i had no blood, i decided i would try to do the pharmacy pregnancy test and there were two lines (which indicated positive).
After a week I did the first ultrasound which presented only a gestational sac, and had no fetus, the doctor warned that it could be an embryonic pregnancy, without an embryo, indicated that I should be back in a few weeks.
March 22, there I was again with my heart in my hand… and to our surprise there was a fetus, alias two … My reaction ??? the first was an attack of laughter, then an attack of crying, it did not enter my mind that there were two children inside me … I heard both hearts, and I almost stopped listening to my size was the scare !!!
During pregnancy everything went very well, the fetuses were always above the average size, with 14 weeks I discovered that they would be two girls and there I started to call them by the names Alicia and Laura, we also discovered that they would be identical. At 23 weeks I did a morphological ultrasound and she warned that my cervix had shortened, which put everything at risk, the babies could be born at any time, so I started having absolute rest, getting up just to eat, go to the bathroom and go to bed.
I always wanted babies to be born on 10/15, because it was the day my husband asked me to date and then he asked me to marry him on the same day… and I thought the date would be special… but on 7/18 the doctor put me of absolute rest and it was very clear that the babies would not be inside me for another month, I was still so much missing, I was so afraid, but I had faith, I thanked God when I went to bed every day, because one more day I had gone and they weren’t born …
We arrived in October and there was no threat of labor, in all consultations the doctor said that no more than one week had passed, but several had passed, and with the exact 38 weeks I went to the hospital, and guess what day it was? 10/15/2013 … Alicia was born with health, 2,280gr and Laura 2,160gr.
I had all the difficulties of a first-time mother, I breastfed them for a month and a half, my milk ended up drying, it was very tiring, it was 40 minutes each in each breast, and then I supplemented it with 30ml of artificial milk. Even tiring it was totally gratifying , it is a moment for you and the baby, so it was very special, now they only suck the artificial milk in the bottle, and now entering the third month, they have already started drinking coconut water and lime, carrot and orange juice. beetroot.
I don’t know what it’s like to be the mother of just one baby. I take care of my daughters alone since they were 20 days old. Am I tired? Much! However, when I wake up in the morning and go to the cradle to pick them up and receive that toothless smile from both of them, I realize how wonderful God was with me, for those who thought he couldn’t even get pregnant, and I have two princesses here.
They are super quiet, they have time for everything, I just have to thank God, for giving me this gift, and this mission of being a twin mother, and thanking my friends on YouTube where I told them every week about my pregnancy, and I made friends who gave and still give me a lot of strength. ”
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.