At 34 weeks pregnant with twins, you’re maybe a month before your expected due date. Of course, your doctor might have told you differently, but either way, you’re getting so close!
A single fetus at 34 weeks
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Your Twin Babies at 34 Weeks Pregnant
For the past couple of weeks, your baby’s senses have been working properly, and even listening to the outside world.
This means that they can hear you, listening closely to everything you say and everything you do. So be careful what you’re saying, because they’ll hear it all!
You might have been singing for your babies before, but you should definitely start doing it now. Experts say that babies actually recognise the songs that were sung to them in the womb, and respond favorably to them.
Both of your babies are around 17 inches long now, and weigh at least 4.5 pounds. They’re the size of a large butternut squash, and they’re only going to get bigger!
If you’re monitoring your babies kicks, (and you probably should be) you might notice that they feel a little different in the last few weeks.
This isn’t your babies slowing down, which you might have heard before. It’s just that it’s getting a little cramped in there, especially since you’re carrying twins, so kicking out gets a bit more difficult.
Twin Pregnancy Symptoms at 34 Weeks
This week is pretty much the last week that you can expect any new symptoms, so from here on out, don’t expect to see anything you haven’t seen before. This week, expect:
- Affected vision: You might occasionally find yourself with blurry or slightly off vision in the next few weeks. This can be caused by multiple issues, including fatigue, fluid build up in and around the eyes, or our favorite friend, hormones.
- Tiredness: This one’s obvious, and you’ve definitely dealt with it by now, but as the weeks roll on, your get less and less sleep and your babies put more and more strain on your body, it can only get worse. Just make sure you get as much as rest as you possibly can.
- Constipation and haemorrhoids: The heavier your babies get, the harder it gets to go to the toilet, leading to constipation. Because you’ll be straining whenever you need to do your business, plus the pressure of your children, you’re likely to develop haemorrhoids at some point. All you can do is eat a balanced diet, high in fibre, and make sure you’re hydrated. In most cases, you’ll go back to normal as soon as your babies are here.
- Swelling and aching legs and feet: Keep off your feet when you can, stretch, and elevate your feet when you can. It’s okay to rest. We’re into the last two months after all.
- Braxton Hicks contractions: If you haven’t had these by now, even as just a little bit, we’d be surprised. This is just your body getting used to the mechanics of birth, and getting ready for that big day. If it starts to hurt, or it gets regular, always contact your doctor, just in case you’re going into premature labor.
34 Weeks Ultrasound Twins
You’ve almost definitely got an appointment this week, an antenatal with your OB who will run you through everything that you’re going to need to know when it comes time for the birth.
You might have questions including what your pain relief options are, how your birth plan is going to go, and what to do when your waters break and you start getting contractions.
In the next few weeks, you’re going to be seeing you OB a whole lot more, as much as once a week, because there’s a whole lot of tests coming. We’ll deal with them when we come to them, though.
You might also have a barrage of tests, especially since you’re pregnant with twins. Expect an ultrasound and non-stress test, to check up on everything and make sure that everything is going fine.
It’s completely normal, since you’ve got twins, to have these frequently. As often as every couple of weeks, so don’t worry if your doctor insists on booking you in again when you’re leaving.
Things To Do this Week for a Healthy Pregnancy
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- Make sure you’re on time for all of your appointments. This isn’t the time for pregnancy mind.
- Have you had your baby shower yet? If not, you might need to get going. Your babies could come any day now!
- Why not set up your Baby Registry?
[thrive_text_block color=”blue” headline=”‘Must Haves’ in Trimester 3″]We asked the TwinStuff Community what their Must Have products were during the Third Trimester:
- Vitamin E oil
- Belly wedge
- Panty liners
- Compression socks
- Full body pregnancy pillow
- Maternity belt
- Antacid chewable tablets
- Nipple balm
Are You 34 Weeks Pregnant with Twins?
Most twins are born around week 37. That means this week is the first week of your last month of being pregnant! Hooray! For a lot of first time moms, the idea of getting through this and being a mom for the first time can be overwhelming.
But don’t worry. We’re here to help, with any questions and queries you might have. So no matter what it is, drop us a comment, and we’ll do what we can to answer you! How do you feel at 34 weeks pregnant with twins?
I feel awful and tired and ready to pop. I want them out and I’m scared of my scheduled c section
Honey I feel the same way.
Me too. All my body is in pain, I barely can walk. I do not find a good position to sleep at night.
Well. The only thing that annoys me is all the urges to go per and sometimes nothing will come out. If anything does come out, it trickles. That’s it. My hemorrhoids have finally subsided and shrunk away (thanks goodness) and I’ll hopefully be delivering by the fourth of July
I am 34 weeks 2days today.
I hardly sleep at night my whole body is in pain especially my ribs that forces me to wake up early hours of the morning and seat.
Can’t wait for them to arrive so that I can sleep again.
I’m 34 weeks today, I’m drinking so much water so my swelling can go down so can try feel semi normal, I can’t sleep, I don’t know how much more my body can take… But along with being scared.. babies r breach, I’m excited to meet my two bubies.
Good luck to u all,
I am 34 weeks pregnant and omg let me tell you. It’s my fourth pregnancy and I have never let me repeat that never! Had such a hard time sleeping at night as I do with my twins. Everything is so different I developed carpal tunnel syndrome and it’s the most awful thing ever. But besides all the cons I am so excited to have my babies healthy and strong and I’m so happy that they’re almost here 3 more weeks to go. Easy to say huh. Lol let’s see how it goes. Good luck ladies.
I’ll be 34 weeks tomorrow with identical twins. I am so tired. I don’t think I can go on any longer. On top of feeling so uncomfortable and my whole body aching, I also developed carpal tunnel since late first trimester, and it’s the worst! My hands are constantly hurting and they’re worse at night.
I feel pain in whole body especially ribs and symphysis pubis, i get trouble in sleeping, am not comfortable at all
34 weeks with boy/girl twins and feeling all of the above comments + some. Just want them out!
Am debbie burton and am pregnant with fraternal twins and I gets alot of Brockton hicks and alot of pressure down I can’t even walk to the bathroom without alot of pressure down there. I can’t even stand long. So what does all that means
34 weeks pregnant today with identical twins! Induction date is set, the reality of it all hasn’t sunk in yet, but I’m so ready to have these little ones. The last couple of weeks have been the hardest thing I’ve had to put my body through!! Twin pregnancy really is something else
At my growth ultrasound this week the doc told me most twins are born from 34-36 weeks. Above it says 37 weeks. I wonder which is true, and, why my hospital won’t schedule C before 38weeks if either are true?
I’m giant. I have 12lbs of combined baby and all the aches and tiredness.
I’ve heard also that twins do better at 35 weeks then singletons, I don’t see that reflected on any twin site?
Praying to go another week or so but not 4!
Hi Ladies, I’m so glad to see that I’m not the only one having all this emotions and discomforts. My husband is such an encourager… He just keep telling me how strong I am and how I just need to hold on a little bit longer. I just keep saying, I want THEM out!!! I know it is for the best, the longer they stay inside (especially afterwards). But ya, the body doesn’t speak the same language.
Feeling all of the symptoms minus the hemorrhoids thank God! Having daily baths with Epsom salts and lots of help from my husband and family is getting me through. Cant wait for the babies to be out.
I feel exactly like Laura does. I’m so scared of the c section and at the same time I want them out so bad. I can barely move, everything is painful, and I’m ready to meet my boys.
I feel the same way… 3-4 more weeks to go. 34 weeks today. I can not get comfortable at night!! Between my big belly, restless leg syndrome, baby B laying in my rib cage, not being able to breath, and having to roll out of bed every 45 minutes to go to the bathroom I can not get a nights rest! I feel so bad for my fiancé too.. I’m just so tired and frustrated I take it out on him.. 🙁
My fiancé for me a recliner today which I’m attempting to sleep in so I can get up easier at night to go pee. He’s so sweet and amazing and I’m so bitter right now. I’m so glad he is supportive of me. I’m ready to meet my two precious boys and not be pregnant anymore!!
It’s so encouraging to read other mommas feeling the same as I am. I’m a first time mom and having di/di Girl twins. Everything hurts… I can’t find a comfortable position to sleep, my rib cage is a mess and I find it hard to breathe. I know they need to be in there a bit longer and I’m really trying, but I honestly cannot wait for them to be out. I have never felt so emotionally scared and happy at the same time as I feel physically so awful. Thank you all for sharing and not judging.