6 Weeks Pregnant with Twins: Ultrasound, Symptoms, and More
6 weeks pregnant with twins? A lot of women realise they’re pregnant at around the sixth week, so if you’ve only just found us, welcome!
Obviously, you’re wondering what to expect at 6 weeks into a twin pregnancy. That’s what this series is all about, so keep reading to learn exactly what you’ll be facing in the coming weeks.
A single embryo at 6 weeks
Your Twin Babies at 6 Weeks Pregnant
Your babies are twice as big as they were last week, and by week 7 they’ll be twice as big again! Right now, the developing embryos are about a quarter of an inch long, or the size of a sweet pea.
This is the week where the head starts to develop, with dark spots where your babies beautiful eyes will form, and tiny little depressions where ears and nose are going to grow.
You might also see the start of tiny little arms and legs, which might even be wiggling and dancing around.
Internally, it’s even more amazing. Your baby has developed lungs, kidneys, a liver, and now their hearts will start beating!
Incredibly, right now your babies heartbeats will be around 110 to 120 beats per minute, or almost twice as much as a healthy adult!
Twin Pregnancy Symptoms at 6 Weeks
Six weeks in, and you’ve got one of two choices. The first is that you’ll be lucky enough to have absolutely no symptoms. In which case, you’re so lucky, and we’re so jealous!
On the other hand, you could have strong symptoms, in which case you can expect them to be the same as the last couple of weeks, but worse, as your body gets used to the continuing pregnancy.
- Morning sickness: Morning sickness is a huge drain on a lot of women, especially women who are carrying twins. Contrary to the name, it doesn’t even have to happen in the morning, with some women suffering worse during the day, or even late at night! There’s a lot that can make morning sickness worse, so if you’re suffering, you should check out our article on it.
- Exhaustion: If it’s not morning sickness, it’s tiredness. Your body is currently burning through calories making all the changes it needs to give your developing babies the best environment possible. This takes a huge amount of energy, so it’s only natural to feel tired. If you’re struggling, get as much rest as possible, and make sure you’re treating yourself right. More tips on that later.
- Sore boobs: Even this early on, your body is sending more blood to your boobs to get them ready for breastfeeding. So sore and tender boobs is normal, and not something to worry about.
- Needing to pee: With all the changes going on down there, and the massive amount of hCG pregnancy hormone flowing through your blood, needing to pee a lot more than often is completely normal. But if it starts to hurt, or you keep feeling like you need to pee but can’t, see your doctor. That could be signs of something else.
- Bloating and constipation: You’ve got excess levels of progesterone in your body, which can cause all sorts of hilarious ( not) digestive issues, like constipation, gas, and bloating. If you are suffering, drink more fluids and eat more fiber. If not for you, then for your poor partner.
- Spotting: Almost a quarter of women suffer from spotting in their early pregnancy, so if you see a few spots when you take of your underwear at night, don’t worry, it’s normal. However, heavy bleeding or cramping and heavy pain is a bad sign, so if that occurs, make sure you see your doctor.
6 Weeks Ultrasound Twins
At six weeks, the embryos start to develop noticeable features and body parts, so this is a really exciting time. It might be hard to see, considering just how small they are, but look closely and you should be able to pick out the developing baby.
Things to do this week for a healthy pregnancy
- Plan and book yourself in for your first prenatal check up. Most check ups are around the 8th week of pregnancy, so booking yourself in now is good for two reasons. Firstly, you’re guaranteed to get your place when you need it, and on top of that, it’s a weight off your mind knowing you’ve got everything you need in place.If you’ve never had a prenatal before, it’s going to be exciting. But take forever. You’ll have a complete physical exam including a smear test, pelvic exam, urine and blood tests. Your doctor will also barrage you with every question they can think of. But this is your chance to get any questions you have answered, so don’t be afraid to ask anything you have on your mind, your doctor has heard it all before.
- All the hormonal changes are going to start causing emotional turmoil, and you can expect this to go on for a few weeks, at least. If you find yourself getting stressed, anxious or emotional, just let everyone around you know what’s going on.
- Make sure you’re looking after yourself by getting light exercise, lots of rest and eating healthily.
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Are you 6 weeks pregnant with twins?
Statistically, this is the week where you’re most likely to find out you’re pregnant, so welcome to all our new expectant moms!
We’re sure you’ve got hundreds of questions, so feel free to take a look around. We’ve got articles on literally everything you’re going to face, but just in case you’ve got any specific questions, feel free to leave them in the comments! How do you feel being 6 weeks pregnant with twins?