38 weeks pregnant with twins. This is it. This is when they’re considered to term, which means that this is the week that you’re statistically most likely to go into labor.
That’s something to bear in mind if you’re going for a natural birth. In the mean time, here’s what you might face in what might be your last week pregnant with twinnies!
A single fetus at 38 weeks
Your twins could come any day now. They’re pretty much as big as they’re going to get, now, and could be anywhere up to 20 inches tall, and weight somewhere between 6 and 7 pounds each.
They might also have hair by now. Anywhere up to an inch!
Remember that the hair they’re born with isn’t the hair they’ll necessarily have a few months from now, so if you and your partner are both blond, and your baby is born with a healthy crop of dark hair, don’t be alarmed.
At 38 weeks, your baby should also have very little of the vernix caseosa left on their bodies, but there might still be a little bit of white on them when they first say hi.
Your body should be ready to go right now, and it’s winding up for the big day. Here’s how it’s going to affect you:
If you’re having scans this week, it’s the same as it has been for the last few weeks. Simple check ups to see your progress and make sure that everything is going fine.
You’ll see your OB every week, to check what position your baby is in, (whether they’re head down and ready for delivery or still head up).
You might also be having a pelvic exam this week, to see if your cervix is dilated, a sure sign that your body is getting ready to get those babies out!
Refresh yourself on the big signs of labor:
You’re right on the verge of having two new babies! Go you! Whether you’re trying for a natural birth, or this is your week for a planned C-section, we know you’ve got what it takes to be an awesome mom.
Remember to check back in when you’ve had your babies. We’ve got all the info a new mom might need to help you in those first few months. We’ll see you when you’ve got two new additions to the family! How do you feel at 38 weeks pregnant with twins?
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