This is your first trimester with twins! It's likely that you've only just found out you're pregnant with twins, in which case, congratulations!
Right now, your body is making all of the necessary changes to allow your twins to grow up big and strong, so you can expect pregnancy symptoms that are pretty rough. But these symptoms won't last long, and in only a few weeks you can expect all these symptoms to slow down. Round about the time you start showing!
We've got a detailed week by week breakdown below, but here's a quick rundown of what to expect.
Your twins are still small, and they're going to stay small all the way through til the end of this trimester. By the end of week 12, expect your twins to be around the size of little plums. They'll be around two inches long, like a curled finger, and they'll only way around half an ounce each! That's tiny!
But even though they're so small, they've got a lot of development going on. By the end of the trimester, your twins immune systems will have started functioning, they'll be moving with purpose, already reacting to outside influences, including each other, and they might even have a small amount of tiny little hairs.
The first trimester with twins can be complicated. After all, this is the period where your body is making all of the difficult changes that it needs to get you through your pregnancy. But we're here with you, no matter how far you are along. If you need a little extra help, just click on the articles below to find out what you're going to be facing, week on week.