Trouble Coping Towards The End Of Twin Pregnancy

by Beth
(Michigan)

I am 35 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins who both weigh more than 6 lbs as of yesterday. I am so miserable and depressed and just want this over but my doctor wants me to go to 39 weeks when I am scheduled for a c-section. I don't know how I can take 4 more weeks of this misery. How do I cope and make it better? I feel so all alone as no one around me has gone through this.

Thanks,

Beth

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Nov 29, 2016
Can seriously relate
by: Megan

Oh Beth, I can seriously relate. 36 weeks pregnant with twins, coming into an Australian summer.... At the beginning of my pregnancy (and throughout) I was so adamant I didn't want any interventions, no inductions etc - but now I don't even care, I want them out....yesterday. I haven't asked my doctor, but he'd probably say yes if I asked him to bring on labour.
My hips just don't work anymore - I can't walk properly, stand up from the couch normally, I literally have to roll onto the floor out of bed. Not because I'm so huge, my back and hips have just given in.... Wake up 5 times a night, SO tired. My husband is a darling and so supportive but I'm so bored on the couch day in day out.

Oct 14, 2016
Crying😭
by: Erika B

Hi ladies,
I'm 34 and 2 days pregnant with twins (b/g) and I'm so tired. I know they should stay in there a little longer but I feel horrible. I can't walk for more than 10 minutes. My stomach is just huge (I mean really compare to my body) and It's heavy😩. My breast are leaking fluids already and they itch to the point that I want to tear ten off. I feel pressure on pelvis. They are kicking my bladder and I'm constantly using the bathroom😪.

Oh, and did I mention that I have a 10 month old that wants to be carried all day (got pregnant right after giving birth to her). I also have a four year old daughter. We were looking for the boy but did not expect to get pregnant that fast (it took my husband and I a long time with the 1st and 2nd to get pregnant). We also never expected to have twins.

Sep 28, 2016
Hang on!
by: Anonymous

Thank God i am not alone, i feel guilty wining all the time, i
Am 33w 5 day with B/G twin...can't sleep, can't eat or drink without feeling sick, no room left...I get blood running through my nose occasionaly cz of blood pressure, can't walk more than 10 minutes, i chock over night, and sleep half sitting, i am always short of breath, can't wait for it to be over...But it always makes me feel better when my Doctor says that i have healthy kids! good luck to all of you and hang on

Sep 20, 2016
Feeling done
by: Anonymous

I am 35 +4 with b/g twins. I am so over being pregnant, but know these babies need to stay in just a few weeks longer. I have swollen ankles, hands, vulvar varicose veins (surprise!), carpel tunnel. I can't walk for more than 15 min with out feeling faint, my back hurts, my hips hurt, I cry in my sleep (husband reports). I am itchy and frustrated and worry about fetal movement too much. Ugh! I am so excited to meet these two little people, but I am suffering. I thought I was going crazy not being able to cope - thank goodness I found this site!

Sep 20, 2016
Get them out!
by: Anonymous

Omg I'm so glad one found this and I'm not the only one who is hating life right now. I'm 32+4 weeks pregnant with franatel twin boys. I've had a head ache/ migraine for a week straight I have either torn a stomach muscle so makes coughing ridiculous, instead of putting weight on I'm loosing it I have made friends with the toilet bowel for the last 25 weeks. My dr said at my 30 week he would deliver me at 36 as the babies are growing well ahead of time which gave me some excitement then yesterday he pushed it back to 37 weeks which I ended up a blubbering mess. Never in my life have I felt so sick and in so much pain that I would rather have two broken ankles than have to deal with the pain I'm in. I have 2 other children that keep asking me what they are doing each day and all I can say is mummy isn't well which kills me everytime. I feel like I can't keep going much longer. When I was pregnant my first time I felt like a human but blood test etc keep saying I wasn't well so was put into hospital for 3 weeks before I was delivered, second time I felt off and after a blood test it showed my liver and kidneys started to die so I was delivered this time i feel like death and not my self and I'm told to just rest and no blood test or anything just to make sure considering my history. Any ideas by anyone on how to cope and get through these last few weeks coz I've reach my end .

Sep 05, 2016
Finish line
by: Anonymous

I posted on July 24, 2016, pregnant with mono/di twin boys.

The twins are now 11 days old. Born natural and unmedicated at 37 5/7, weight 7lb 8.6 oz and 6lb 11oz. SEcond was breech, pulled out by the doc. They are doing well.

I am exhausted. Breastfeeding is challenging, had tongue ties clipped and trying to get their latch right.

Otherwise, I feel so much better. No longer dizzy with minimal time on my feet. No longer short of breath wih just getting dressed. My belly still protrudes and I look pregnant... maybe 6 mos with a singleton. I can actually reach my toes now, though. I had gained 42 lbs and my girth was 45". I was 5'6", 132 lbs prepreg. Had a lot of postpartum edema, but have lost most of that. Now only 13 lbs over prepreg weight.

Ladies, you can do it! I was so relieved to make it to term and have healthy babies, which is worth the suffering. I had been counting down days for the last month before delivery. I delivered 2 d before scheduled induction. Pregnancy was awful, but temporary. Hang in there!

Aug 29, 2016
Third trimester with twins is the worst
by: Anonymous

I'm so glad I found this thread as I've been feeling like I must be so pathetic to feel as useless as I do.
I'm 33+5 days with DCDA boys and I feel horrendous. I can hardly walk up the stairs, I get dizzy just standing up and doing the dishes, I can't walk my dog. My kids are on school holidays and they're so bored around the house but I just can't take them out because I can't walk. My hips, legs and back are so painful, I was 130lbs before pregnancy and I have gained 60lbs, that's nearly half my body weight and I'm only 5'2", the weight is killing me.
It's so hot in London and I can't sleep, I'm pouring with sweat and just look and feel disgusting. Nobody understands how crap I feel, and I hate to moan to my friends, most of them don't even have kids let alone twins. i cannot wait for the next few weeks to be over. Good luck to all the twin mums out there. I'm sick of being told how blessed I am. Why does pregnancy have to be some kind of sugar coated fairy tale? It sucks.

Jul 27, 2016
33+1 fraternal boys
by: Anonymous

Wow, I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders just from reading these comments. I felt so guilty moaning all the time, I'm on crutches and have been since 28 weeks, I have had a fembrace since 26 weeks, I can barely walk, move, sleep etc. Everything hurts. I am looking forward to the day they are in my arms and not in my tummy. I have to have an extra scan as one of their growths has slowed down a little so may have to have them early - I won't say no - they are also bothe footling breech. And my skin feels like it is literally ripping apart and I have blood marks and scabs to prove it is. Good luck with all your babies and Thankyou for making me feel like I am not the only one suffering x

Jul 24, 2016
33 2/7 mono/di twin boys
by: Anonymous

I am so glad to see the stories of other mamas... makes me feel more normal. Excellent job ladies! I feel like I am going out of my mind and feel so debilitated. I am usually very active and fit, ran a marathon last year. Worked as an emergency doctor until 38+ weeks with no problem with each of my other two singleton children (born at 38 6/7 and 38 4/7 and both 8+ lbs). I was taken off work at 29 weeks for contractions this time (which resolved thereafter). Now I get short of breath just trying to get dressed. Standing for more than a few minutes makes me feel as if I am going to faint. I can't eat much because there is no room in my stomach, so Iworry about enough nutrition for the babies. Horrible heartburn. Everything aches. Sleep is elusive. One is 4lb 11 oz and the other 5lb 2oz. I've gained 37 lbs and my girth is now 43 3/4 in. "You're all baby" I hear so frequently. Edema not too bad - just the end of the day. Perineal swelling and varicosities are a fun side effect, however. I feel like my body is degenerating more each day as my stamina and physical ability to do anything deteriorates. I want healthy babies, but am counting the days until it is safe to deliver these parasites (36 weeks+ my doc says). I am over it!

Jul 23, 2016
Twin pregnancy
by: Anonymous

I'm having a very similar pregnancy,anemia and gestational diabetes,also preparing to have a c section as both boys are breech...I have had 3 other pregnancies my son born at 32 weeks in the NICU for 6 weeks due to trouble feeding and taking long to gain weight,my girls however were both full term at 40 weeks healthy and being able to deliver and take them home right away was incredible. 33 weeks pregnant with the twins now and as much as I'd like for this to be over I have to remind myself what the nurses said about my pregnancy 9 years ago with my son,every day in the womb is 2 less days in then NICU,so bake them as long as you can!

Jul 22, 2016
Misery lovesssss company
by: Anonymous

I'm 30wks6days with boy/girl fraternal twins and absolutely miserable. I feel soooo heavy. When standing doing simple things such as washing dishes I just feel like I can't breath and I'm going to fall over. I have a cervical cerclage that has been holding pretty good except for when my boy is kicking because he's in the breech position. I'm soooo ready for it to be over but my doctor wants me to push for 39weeks. I want to make it but then I'm just ready for this to be over‼️

Jul 16, 2016
every day a bonus.
by: Michelle

33 weeks and 5 days pregnant with twins. Counting every day as a bonus now. Praying I don't go into preterm labour, I really don't want my babies in NICU. I am struggling daily... Gestational diabetes and anaemia is torture but I know these will end. I've had three single babies all 2-3 weeks early and have been so worried of delivering these babies early. Just resting as much as possible now. They weighed over 5lb each last week so they are thriving in there. Hoping for natural birth but having to prepare for c section.
Good luck to all twin mammy's... This
pregnancy really is a marathon.

Jul 12, 2016
Thank you to all of you
by: Anonymous

I'm at 33 weeks with boy fraternal twins.

I feel like I'm dying and it is going to be this way forever. The pain the ligaments, the back. The swollen everything to the point of fingers and feet going numb with throbbing pain. I know it would be horrible but I sometimes think having two preterm babies would be easier than all of this. I can't breathe, it's the middle of July so it's hot and my allergies are the worse they have ever been. Even my nose is bigger and my face so red! Zits in places I didn't know you could get them. I feel like a monster. I want to stand for more than 2 minutes without panting. I want to be able to sit in a chair without my ankles tripling in size.

Thank you ladies! This post was so helpful. You feel so alone and like women who have only had singletons look at you like you are a huge cry baby. It was nice to see everyones complaints!

Jul 11, 2016
Twin pregnancy at 36 weeks + 4 days
by: Anonymous

Hi ladies,
I am currently 36 weeks + 4 days pregnant with identical twins. Had gone for my regular scanning last tues, both my girls are over 9.7 pounds. Since from 33 weeks, I am always breathless if I stand or walk for too long. I even fainted 2 weeks ago which resulted injury on my forehead. Fortunately, my twins were not affected from the fall. Even with my U pillow, I am not able to sleep without feeling pain or aches all over my body. But I still try to keep my mind positive and try to rest as much as possible. I am scheduled for C-sect in 3 days time. All the best to all twin babies mamas 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻😊🌻🌻🌻

Jul 05, 2016
37 weeks with twin girls
by: Anonymous

What an endurance test this has been. From 5 wks Ive been nauseous. I was hospitalise with bronchial issues because I couldn't take strong medications. I pulled a muscle in my back with all the weight in the front & I am bed ridden since 35 weeks. Each baby is approximately 7lb+ placenta and fluids. Im 5ft and petit so its really tough on my hips,back etc. c-section booked next Wednesday. I just want my body back and to be fit again. I then worry how I will have any physical strength to look after these girls. Thankfully i have hubby home to help.

Jun 28, 2016
Feelin' your pain!
by: MamaMo

I'm 30+3 and I am not liking this pregnancy one bit. It doesn't help that it's 107 degrees outside right now. With my last baby I worked up until my due date, but there's no way that I would be able to do that with these twins. I have 3 more weeks of work left and I am counting down the days! I am so swollen - my whole body feels it's been squeezed into a sausage casing. I constantly feel lethargic and it's all I can do to pick up our son after work, make dinner, pack lunches, do the teeth brushing routine, and give our 2.5 y/o son a bath (thankfully he prefers showers, so I just put him in the shower with me). By the time 8:30 rolls around I'm beat. I know that having twins is a huge blessing, but I'm hurtin' right now. I don't know how women have triplets! They have to be wonder women! 7 more weeks!

Jun 19, 2016
Identical twin girls mummy to be
by: Anonymous

I'm nearly 33 weeks with identical twins I have a c section booked for when I am exactly 36weeks soo glad! I'm struggling a lot now I am very small frame and it's all at the front with me the weight is soo heavy they are roughly over 4lbs each at this stage so I guess maybe 5lb something each when time to be delieverd! I just Got to get through these last 3 weeks but it's soo hard and uncomfatable!

Jun 17, 2016
30 +2 days
by: Anonymous

It's so nice to read that I'm not alone, I am really struggling now. Luckily I get to work from home but doing the school run I feel like I'm going to pass out. Seeing all these babies being born ladies half the size of me i keep thinking pleaseeee I'm ready now. I know it's to early and really I don't want them to come now but I just think can I get through these next few weeks knowing it's only going to get worse.

May 16, 2016
I know I'm not the only one.....
by: Anonymous

I am 35+5 days with twins, and I know I'm not the only one suffering but it's still so nice to be able to read all your comments and Know I'm truly not alone. I am huge I don't think I could get any bigger, but I seem to be growing more every day. Every week I gain at least 3 pounds and I'm retaining so much water that my lower tummy is acctually so full and squishy with water that it jiggles and hangs out of every shirt. My fingers and toes look like sausages and I can barely hold a mug because my hands hurt so dang bad. My stride is about the length of my feet themselves because my hips are so incredibly out of alignment and hurt! And as of yesterday I found out that I'm having urine blockage and it's backing up into my kidneys. Found that out when I went into L&D thinking it was back labor and it would all be over soon. What a disappointment that was. And so now more drs. Appointments and no relief. They prescribed me hydracodone for pain, but I can't consciously take that not knowing the risk it put to the babes. I would feel so guilty if something were to happen. So just trying to cope with the pain and not loose my mind. I love all you women for telling your stories as it helps me so much to feel a little better. I hope you all get to meet your LO's soon but not too soon.

May 09, 2016
32 weeks can't breathe
by: Anonymous

I'm glad I found this post...I'm 32 weeks with twin girls and I can't breathe, can't sleep!!! And I have two older girls....6 yrs old and 3 yrs old. I'm dying!!

Apr 26, 2016
35 weeks prego with b/b twins
by: B/b fraternal twins

So glad I found this post and know I'm not alone in my misery. Im prego with my first babies ever and I am so heavy gained almost 50lbs so far and allll in my tummy so I can hardly walk let alone get anything done. Glad my baby room and baby laundry is done cause standing up for for ore than 2 minutes has me out of breath. My c section is scheduled for may 25 at my 39 week mark but I don't know how I can make it another whole month! . my pregnancy has been really good with no complications which is good but also means my doc is set on waiting the 39 weeks so all I can hope is that they want to show up earlier than that. I. Just trying to hang in there for now.

Apr 11, 2016
33+2 days
by: Missy B

Hiiii,
I'm so glad i found this, it rassures me that these pains are normal, i'm 33+2 weeks pregnant with ID twin girls sharing 1 placenta but in seperate sacs, iv been monitored every 2 weeks incase of Twin To Twin Transfusion but all looks good so far, they are weighing 4lb 8oz and 4lb 1 oz so far and i got my c section date confirmed for 2 weeks and 4 days time, boy am i glad i am going early, i have 3 other childrem that weighed 10lb+ when they were born so the twins are above average weight at this point, i can hardly walk, my sciatic nerve is killing me, my heartburn was unreal until i got tablets from the doctor a week ago, the acid reflux had actually byrned my oesophagus it was so sore, i got a cleaner in today for 3 hours and she was a god send, i don't have family close by so i really need the help around the house, my partner works long hours so i am just done being pregnant, im 5'10" and have put on about 3.5 stone already, moving in bed is horrendous the pelvic pain is unbearable, my mum has twins and she said the pregnancy is the worst, and that she thinks its to prepare you for their arrival but said having them here is a walk in the park compared to the final weeks in pregnancy, this is my 1st c section so im kind of scared but i know it's the safest way to deliver them so im happy enough, i will try breastfeeding but if it doesnt go well im not going to beat myself up over it, hang in there ladies, the finish line is in sight, but it has been the toughest thing my body has ever endured xxxx

Mar 25, 2016
36 + 4 days
by: Vanessa

Iam so glad I found this post. I am 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant with b/b twins and losing my mind. I keep telling myself 40 weeks it's expected for a reason, but I am all but bed bound at this point, and normally I am a very active person so it IS crazy when I think about 3 more weeks of this.sigh hanging in there though ..

Mar 18, 2016
36 weeks with g/g twins
by: Jolene

I just hit 36 weeks today and if I could reach down and pull these babies out myself, I would. It's been a relatively easy pregnancy until about 30 weeks. Now at 36 weeks, I feel my body is slowing dying. I'm only 5 foot tall and babies were measuring over 5.5 pounds each at 34 weeks. They are huge monsters and I need them to evict. I can't sleep, walk, eat or barely shower. Standing leaves me breathless. I have a 2 year old that lives on crap food because I can't even stand long enough to cook. And if one more person makes a belly joke or tells me to rest now I'm going to unleash on them. Pretty sure we all would sleep if we could! I pray they come sooner than later and I don't harm any idiots before that.

Mar 11, 2016
Boy/Girl Twins 33 + 2 weeks
by: Anonymous

Hi ladies. I understand how you all feel. I have been on bed rest since I was 28 weeks due to preterm labor. I feel as big as a house. Been losing my mucus plug, so tired, back pain, contractions, leg psin, anything you make it. I don't know how much more I can take. I have an almost 2 year old my mom comes to help me during the week. This will be baby eight and nine. I know they need more time I just feel done. I never knew twin pregnancy was so hard.but I am very thankful for my blessings

Jan 23, 2016
31 weeks with twins
by: Anonymous

Ugh I felt like the only one going thru this. These are the first twins in our family. So no one understands the struggle. I just want them out already. Back pain, swollen legs, feet hands. I can't walk for long that I have pain. Im still working full time so I don't know how I can keep going with this. I love my twins but boy I don't think I can hold them in any longer. Im tired of docters telling me this is all normal. I just feel like I need some help. Thank God my boyfriend helps with our other kids and things around the house. But really how much can he do? Maybe it's mean to say but I can't wait any longer. I can't carry all this weight on me. I have never weighed so much I feel like my legs are going to give up on me. I don't want them to be premature but they are heavy. Well I guess I vented enough good thing I found this site

Dec 19, 2015
34+6 days
by: stacey

hi everyone. think were all struggling. ive been sceduled inducement on the 7th of jan. whats really doing it for me is im always unwell. every virus every illness i get one after another no break. i had bad conjunctivitus with a blocked nose then before that could clear up a viral infection. then somthing called sinusitus which is a blocked nose an constant sneezing it was horrid.then i went on antibiotics and gt viginal thrush an mouth thrush which kept me up allnight sore. cant even sleep eat or drink grrrr. currently i still have mouth thrush an now tooth ache. i cant clean either it kills me to wash myself and ontop of that i have a four yr old type 1 diabetic and a 1yr old. i can not wait to just feel human again. i know its gonna b hard juggling all these kids but anythings great as long as i feel like me again :(

Dec 15, 2015
Suffering and smiling
by: Anonymous

32 weeks pregnant with non identical twins boys,honestly the pains and discomforts are hug,with my 3 year old boy,I feel like a shit.the only thing i do all day is lieing on a 3 seater and pray for the strength to feed my baby, eat along side picking one or two things in the house..my house is so dirty,no family or friend to help,sometimes,I feel like getting up do the cleaning but can't stand less than 10 minutes,and I would feel so exhausted,so tried to over look so many things just to avoid preterm labor,because I once has the experience and I wish my body didn't eject the baby that early.my husband is very supportive but is not that good in cleaning..honestly I can't complain,my only prayer is that I can keep my baby for 37 weeks,,the fair of having putting 2 babies in nicu keep giving me the strength
Well done ladies,we all know premature labour is a no no,if the babies come early,one would wish they had stay a little more...hang in there,there's light at the end of the tunnel

Dec 07, 2015
35+3
by: Anonymous

First of I wasn't to thank God for my double blessings, but OMG😱😵 I can't walk, can't sleep, can hardly eat, my hips hurt, sciatica nerve is killing my upper buttock area, can't stop leaving Baikal fluids, mucus plug comes out whenever which is disgusting. With all that going on the doc wants me to keep these boys in for 3 more weeks. Really😨 I wanted to cry when she said that. I want my boys to be healthy, but I don't know how much longer I can go.

Thanks for reading as I really needed to vent to ladies that are going thru what I'm going thru our worse.

Nov 27, 2015
Not sure it f my due date
by: Nichole

I am confused at how doctors estimate your actual weeks gestation. According to the date of my last cycle, I am two weeks ahead of what my doctor states...which is 32 weeks.....but when I calculate my due date according to my last period....In am 34 weeks. Also, I see a specialist since I am carrying identical boys who share a placenta, and the ultrasound states the twins are measuring at 34 weeks.., and my belly measures at 42 .....so why would the doctor still say I am only 32 weeks....the twins are only 4 pounds each...but I feel much farther along.....did anyone else estimate their due date 40 weeks from their last period and their doctor get get them a different date?

Nov 26, 2015
Feeling depressed
by: Crabbynflabby

In addition to discomfort, pains, insomnia,mobility issues, and body image issues, my DCDA twin boys pregnancy (30wks) has ushered in very dark thoughts and an unrelenting depressive state. I understand we all have our battles and I won't elaborate on my circumstances, but they are serious hurdles and they have heightened my vulnerability. Does anybody feel this way too? Perhaps moms of twins can relate to this depressive state and offer any hope that the despair will be Vanquished once the arrival of the babies has come and gone, once hormones have balanced out? I've entertained some pretty dark thoughts. It's time I entertain any prospects of recovery, inspiration, and happiness. Please share.

Nov 23, 2015
Rant
by: Marisa

I am 29 weeks pregnant with b/g twins and have been miserable the past few days. I have been on modified bed rest for the past month. While I'm lucky my husband has been able to work from home to help take care of our toddler, I am miserable. I feel and look like a whale. I can't fit into my big bras or most of my big underwear or maternity clothes anymore. I've already gained 40 pounds and can't stand the way I look. I have started skewing on the couch because I can't get comfortable in our bed. I have terrible restless leg syndrome, acid reflux, back pain, pelvic pain, and am suffering from serious itchiness and nasal congestion. I have no idea what to do. The past few nights I've been crying myself to sleeP. I have no idea how I can make it for the next 7 weeks when I know everything is just going to get even worse. I'm so ashamed of not being able to handle this better. I can handle a lot, but not everything so compounded on top of no sleep.

Nov 12, 2015
I feel you!
by: Anonymous

I totally feel your pain, I am 4, 10 ( used to be 105 and am now 165- the weight is so hard to take) this is baby 4 and 5 and I am so tired. I can barely walk and am still holding out to week 38, we will be at week 35 on Sunday and I am ready to be done. Last weekend I was contracting and they stopped it, my husband has been a trooper toting around our other 3 kids. I feel so useless. basically crippled and hideously swollen. I am praying I get two healthy boys out of this, patience, patience, patience... it's almost done. Women are the strongest beings in the world!

Nov 07, 2015
37 weeks with twins
by: super fighter mom

I totally understand the pain all of u ladies going through it.
Back pain severe reached to the top level.
Both heads down so abdomen is swollen so much that it reaches upto my thighs. Can't walk .. can't sit for long back hurts ... can't lay for long abdomen skin is pulling one side. Breathless and now from past few days severe itching even in sleep I'm itching all over my legs and arms... and the doctors what me to wait for vaginal birth. . Which I feel I don't have the energy for .. I wanna go for c section atleast by week 38...
Sad situation all over. .

Oct 25, 2015
feeling the pain
by: Misslexy

I feel your pain! Although I am only 33 weeks with my di/di boys I am feeling miserable myself. Back has been killing me and running out of breath. Did you ask your doctor to schedule your c section? I prefer having one myself but seems like my OB keeps reassuring me that a vaginal delivery won't be a problem. After going through these last few weeks of suffering I just want to feel at ease and have my c section rather than go through the pain of labor and vaginal birth! Help!

Oct 20, 2015
twin boys @37 weeks
by: Anonymous

I am very uncomfortable. Iv been sleeping sitting up in my recliner for about a month now surrounded by pillows. I have a planned c section in 1 week and 1 day. My legs ankles and feet are so swollen I can hardly walk. This week will prob be the longest week of my life!! I just try to think that they are safe and healthy where they are and the longer they can stay inside the healthy they will be at this point. This is my first pregnancy and I'm planning for my last. So I was told to think that this is the last time I will ever go through this and it will all be worth it in the end.

Sep 29, 2015
33+weeks
by: Anonymous

33 was and 5 days pregnant with my first set of twins, they are mono/di identical twins. My biggest fear right now is the twin to twin syndrome, the discomfort and pain I feel is second to the possibility of losing my babies. The majority of my anxiety comes from not knowing if they're ok, and we're still not out of the red zone yet. Thanks to this page I feel at ease that my discomforts are normal for a twin pregnancy. I just wish there was more info on mono/di twins and TTTS.

Aug 18, 2015
i feel you
by: Anonymous

36 weeks pregnant b/b twins. Dr want me to go to 38 weeks. I have indigestion, carpal tunnel, n swollen feet n legs. Really over it. They are measuring 6lbs n 6 and 1/2lbs. Cant sit, stand, waddle when i walk n having to pee all the time. But i wouldnt change it to have healthy babies in the end. 13 days to go

Aug 17, 2015
33 weeks with twins
by: Christina

I am currently 33 weeks and 1day pregnant with b/g twins. Everything hurts and it's hard to breathe. I go in for a c-section 5 weeks from today and can't wait for all of this to be over. I have no energy to keep up with my 6 and 3 year old. I can't wait to meet my babies and have my body back.

Jul 05, 2015
Miserable!
by: Banana

I'm 34 weeks and 6 days. I am so so happy they've made it this far, but I am so tired. My legs hurt from carrying all this weight. My back hurts, my feet hurt. My skin is itchy. Heartburn, peeing all the time, trapped gas, restless leg syndrome. I hardly sleep. I toss and turn and when I do finally fall asleep I get woken up from heartburn or having to pee. My two yr old still wants to climb mommy and sit on my lap. I get a lot of Braxton hicks and they're sometimes painful. At most I have 4 weeks to go. Doctor wont let me go past 39 weeks and I'm looking at a C-section after three vaginal births. This is my last pregnancy too. Go figure. Hopefully these babies still have time to turn head down. Good luck mamas. It's almost over!!

Jun 29, 2015
Thankful to see this
by: Jennifer

I'm 32 weeks 4 days with twin girls. I've been on leave from work with severe edema since just shy of 27 weeks. Baby A is breech, very low, and I have a lot of contractions but no cervical changes, yet. It hurts to stand or sit, but I can usually waddle off the worst of pain. My knees, pelvis and lower back give me the worst trouble. I can't find a comfortable way to sleep, and I'm almost looking forward to my c-section, whenever it is, so that maybe I can get a nap afterwards. I have an 8 yr old that was emergency c-section and so a v-bac w multiples isn't an option. I want my babies to grow as much as they need and be healthy but I'm so tired that I just can't think straight, anymore. The thought of breastfeeding 2, every 2-3 hours, has completely lost its appeal, due to lack of sleep, and none of my family or in-laws understand, though my sweet husband does, thankfully. I'm hoping I end up feeling different about the breastfeeding, when they arrive. It's just great to be able to vent to people who get it. Prayers for you all and for our babies.

Jun 28, 2015
After delivery
by: Anonymous

I posted on jun 01 and delivered 10 days later at 38 weeks. Well now babies are 17 days old. Let me say when they are out it's definitely more work and even less sleep!!! Take all the help. I was hesitant to have my MIL stay with us at the beginning but man she was a life saver! The physical pain was replaced with sheer exhaustion on top if c section recovery. I am still in a bit if pain, and have to pump every 3 hours around the clock, it is just hard!!!

But my little babies are so worth it!

Best luck to all the moms still hanging in there and salute to all the moms that are raising twins! This is no walk in the park!

Jun 24, 2015
Going through it, too
by: Stephanie

I'm 34.5 weeks and having c section at 37 weeks. Am also in back pain, front pain, pubic bone, tailbone, lack of sleep, edema to my knees, round ligament pain on both sides, etc, etc. my girls are measuring at 5 lbs and 5 lbs 12 oz. I have one baby bottom in my rib age too. I cry all the time and I would love to sleep for like two hours straight. Can't remember or imagine what I felt like without all this weight. Ugh.

Jun 22, 2015
37 weeks today!!!!
by: BigMamma

Stumbled upon this page and so glad that I did!! I'm so over being pregnant!!! Have been for several weeks. Been on maternity leave since 28 weeks as was struggling to do my job properly even back then!!

Feel so guilty that my husband has been doing all the laundry, cleaning and cooking whilst I sit down with swollen hands and feet and severe heartburn, back pain and sciatica, SPD and overall exhaustion. If I have a 'good day' then I almost end up doing too much and then I pay for it later that day or following day! My husband has had a gutsful now and moans about everything he has to do and is constantly on the go and he looks so tired! I feel so guilty but also I ask him if he would like to swap and every time he says 'NO'!! At least he gets to go to work and has a break! I have a toddler also and I feel like such an awful Mother as I can't run around after him and need a second person with me. I feel disabled and am soooooo ready to meet my babies and get my body back. Feel like a 100 year old woman walking around and if I've been sitting down for a while I stiffen up so badly and feel like one of those deep sea divers with weighted boots and a suit. I'm carrying around 1 stone of babies according to 36 week scan and that's not including two placentas and the fluid on top!!!!

To all the uncomfortable very pregnant Fed up ladies out there!!! You're doing an amazing job!!!!!!

Thanks for reading XxX

Jun 15, 2015
So glad I found this thread!
by: Nat123

Oh my god I'm so glad I found this discussion! I'm 35+3 days with twin boys both weighing in at 6lbs! I can't walk, sit or lie down, I'm at the hospital every other day for the babies to be monitored which is fine but sitting there for 3 hours means my pelvis is in double agony! I feel guilty that I can't play or do much with my little boy, I'm so emotional and cry at the drop of a hat! I feel exhausted because I can't remember the last time I had any kind of sleep! I saw the consultant last week and cried the whole way through the appointment with snot and everything, she just thought I was trying to bring my induction date forward I think which would be good but that wasn't my intention. I'm booked in for 10 days time now which is nothing but it feels like forever! So glad I'm not the only one who is feeling so miserable which I have been guilty about because I know having twins is amazing and I really can't wait!!! 😫😪!x

Jun 01, 2015
36+4 days going through one day at a time
by: Anonymous

So glad I found this so I know it's not my fault or being a spoiled crying baby. I am slowing losing my mind. Didn't sleep at all again last night, but was so lucky to be able to pass out at 6am till 11am. I took off work around 34-35 weeks time. It was already pretty bad then, but no comparison to what I feel now... I am just defeated, in pain, half awake, trying to tough through every waking moment as I can (which is a lot more now with insomnia). I honestly don't think I could sleep less or in more constant pain than when my twins arrive.

I am a FTM so no comparison to a singleton pregnancy, but I don't think people(and family) around me understand how hard it is to carry 2 (I am 5'4", size 0 pre prego) in a giant belly. I don't go out anymore, tired physically and of the weird look and comments on how big I look. Mind their f***ing business!

The plea to my OB at 36weeks appointment to get them out early did not work. She said unless i have a medical condition better to let them cook longer.I have 10 more days or 240 long hours till my schedule C, for some reason I don't think the babies will make an early appearance on their own...

For those of you already delivered, Do you feel like your life actually turned for the better in some aspect?( other than finally meet your new babies and hold them in your arms of course) do you feel less pain, sleep more hours in a day( I got 2 maybe 3 hours a day on average)?

I know it's only a matter of days now, but they still feel like eternity... Thanks for listening to my rant!



May 22, 2015
25wks 3days w/twin boys
by: Kelli

I'm so glad to know I'm not by myself on this one... I'm excited about my pregnancy & even more so because we're having two boys (family full of girls)! What I'm not happy about is the back pain, can't walk straight, can't breathe, constant discomfort, blah, blah, blah! While this isn't my first pregnancy, this is my first (and last) pregnancy with multiples & I feel like such a wuss! I knew this time around would be different, but many of my symptoms started early on, & I haven't been able to do much. My biggest fear is that my boys won't stay put long enough & I'll deliver too early. I honestly don't feel like I can make it to 37 weeks. To make it even more complicated, I started a new job in February & I'm trying to work as long as I can before taking leave. The way I feel, not sure if I'll make it to July! Ugh...

May 18, 2015
36 w 3d
by: Angela

I'm ready for my boy girl twins to be here. I won't say I'm miserable, but sleeping and trying to find a comfortable position or rolling over is nearly impossible. I think more than anything I just want to know when I will go into labor. The suspense is killing me. I'm fine walking, but cannot stand for more than 10 minutes without my back killing me. I cannot clean my house before they get here! Heartburn and gas have been unbearable. I wake up repeatedly gagging on vomit. I wish there was some way to know when they will make their appearance, but I'm determined not to be induced and want to avoid a c section at all costs. Luckily my twin a (girl) is head down, b is transverse and praying he turned once he gets the room.

May 11, 2015
I am in the same boat...
by: Chasity

I'm so glad I found this page. I am struggling today....badly. I am almost 33 weeks with di/di twins, have been on bedrest since I was admitted to the hospital at 26 weeks with a funneled cervix and pre-term labor. The contractions are non-stop, even with the medication, but they don't progress my cervix anymore, they're just there to make me feel awful at all times I guess. I struggle to eat and drink anymore without feeling sick. I'm supposed to be working from home and I struggle to get 3 hours per day in anymore.

I don't sleep. I'm constantly in pain and feeling sick from the contractions (or from the meds which make me extremely lightheaded and dizzy). I can't do anything because of the bed rest, so I feel like a complete failure of a mother to my 7 year old. I'm just feeling extremely weak in all of this and I'm so ready for it to be over. I don't want to be resentful or angry in any way, but my emotions are on such a roller coaster that sometimes I can't help it. I go from sad, to angry, to grateful for how far I've come, back to sad again.

End rant. haha. Praying for easier times for everyone in here!

May 11, 2015
feeling so miserable
by: Shelby

Almost 35 weeks with b/b fraternal twins. Had severe hyperemisis up until about 20 weeks of pregnancy. Then felt like within a week I ballooned up with a huge belly. At 31 weeks both babies measured over 4 lbs. So I can imagine what they are at now, I can't sleep. I'm never comfortable and I feel like my lungs are squished and I can't breath. I didn't think I could have kids so I always feel terrible complaining about how miserable I am, but how can you not when it's this bad :/
I can't wait to meet my boys and I'm hoping that delivery goes smooth and they can come hone with me, but I definitely am ready.

May 07, 2015
Misery loves company!
by: Anonymous

I'm so glad I'm not alone. 35 weeks with di/di boys, and it's all coming down like a ton of bricks. Up at 130 am now because I cannot sleep, I have the worst heartburn that no amount of tums can take away, and it is getting so hard to breathe! My feet and ankles are so swollen I had to buy new shoes. I'm bouncing between constipation and diarrhea which both feel awful on my hemorrhoids. I get so winded just walking up stairs, I feel so guilty that I can't help my hubby with anything around the house. I can see that I'm lucky to have a supportive partner and no other kids to take care of, but I am done. I really do hope the boys stay in until 37 weeks, because it's best for them, but it's nice to know I 'm not the only one miserable/feeling guilty!

Apr 24, 2015
This page is a God send
by: Anonymous

I am 35 weeks with fraternal boy twins and I am 5'1''. I feel like my belly is about to start dragging on the ground. I feel awful and if one more person tells me how lucky I am or how it will all be worth it, I am going to scream. I know I am lucky and it will be worth it but that does not make it any less hard. I am so sick of being in my house and have been on maternity leave for 4 weeks now. I was told they were going to come early and they are still not here. I have a scheduled c section at 39 weeks and I literally cried when I scheduled it. People keep acting like I am being a bad mom but I want them out! I was hoping for being done at 37 and although it is just two more weeks, it seems like an eternity. All of the freaking books said to get ready early. I have had everything and I mean every freaking thing ready to go since week 31. I am losing my freaking mind. I am so glad I am not alone and no one is trying to sugar coat anything. Maybe it is bad to delight in the company of misery but I am glad I am not the only one.

Apr 07, 2015
Definitely with you.
by: Anonymous

Im 35 weeks with b/g twins, this is my second twin pregnancy. My first were b/g twins also and i have a middle singleton as well. This pregnancy has been awful, it started off with hyperemesis, then went on to an okay middle stage although i got stupidly large very quickly, and i have over the last month hit the stage where i simply cant cope. I have severe spd and am on crutches, feeling sick daily now, on ranitidine for severe indigestion and reflux which is getting worse even with the medication, on iron tablets which are causing constipation. itching, back pain, pelvic pain and two children (4yrs) and one young toddler to run around after, when they told me i would be booked in for 37 weeks i almost cried. Ive no idea how i will manage that long, nothing is getting done as hubbys at work and i simply cant walk now with the pain, sleep is a long forgotten luxury as the hip pain is too much to bear at night and the toddler still doesn't sleep through (only 14 months). I do of course want to keep them in but wish i could be knocked out and woken up in three weeks time just to deliver as at the moment it all seems too much to handle. Oh and both babies were over 6 lbs at 32 weeks so dread to think what they are now. Feeling for all the twin mommies out there feeling this way xx

Apr 02, 2015
34th week and starting to crumble
by: Anonymous

Halfway through week 34 of this twin pregnancy, I am starting to feel the first pangs of let-this-be-over-soon-for-the-love. Up until now, all has gone well, but now gravitation finally seems to have gotten the better of me and my belly, and the forces drawing my babies towards the ground seem to have multiplied by 20 just in the last week. Suddenly I am waddling, not walking, and the last good night's sleep I had some weeks ago. Save there's time between the trips to the toilet, the brand new edema all over my skin will keep me awake.

All that said, some things have been getting better: the last few weeks I have experienced a newly blossoming fear of giving birth to these little munchkins - how're you supposed to squeeze out 2 darlings when just giving birth to one has driven me to the very edge of what I can handle in the past (I have four great kids as it is)? So I have secretly been hoping that I would be asked to have a C-section and be able to meet my babies without the pains of labor.

And here comes the good stuff: the day before yesterday, my doc told me that we might be facing a C-section after all, since baby A had basically not gained any weight in two weeks. How I felt when hearing the news? First, I felt a little worried for baby A, relieved to perhaps being able to enter motherhood again without hours of pain. Weirdly, as time dragged on and I thought about the situation, I started feeling less scared of good old vaginal birth. In fact, I started to hope I could have a normal delivery, with all the blood, sweat and tears that it entails. Crazy, I tell you - but when I felt like there's a way out of it all, I was suddenly less compelled to run.

Whatever happens, I guess it's out of my hands and I'll push through to the other side. Strength can be discovered in the strangest places, I tell ya. So take it easy, good luck and may the force be with you!

Mar 28, 2015
I am done
by: Anonymous

34+3 with boy/boy fraternal twins. Reading all your comments has made me feel a little better, with I'm not alone. Morning sickness from 10 weeks and still throwing up occasionally now, the worst heartburn I have ever experienced, Back pain like nothing else, especially that pain in your back in between your ribs, pelvic and hip pain. I obviously want them to last a bit longer, but 3 weeks until my c-section seems like a life time away.
If one more person says to me 'it will be worth it in the end' I think I might screen. I'm too polite to say back, yes of course it will be worth it, but you try and feel like crap every single day. AAAHHHHHH.
Good luck to you all out there

Mar 27, 2015
miserable
by: Morgan

Also Happy I've found this page. I've been sobbing uncontrollably reading these comments. I feel the same way. I have all the same issues that have been mentioned. including the guilt for my 5 year old, my husband, and the babies... some days I don't even get out of bed (Except for every 15 minutes to pee) and Yes, the constant "It's almost over""put a pillow between your legs" "you think you can't sleep now, just wait until they're here" "take a walk to induce labor" obviously nobody around here gets it. someone sent me a video of a lady dancing at 38 weeks, twerking and high kicks, even the splits... I didn't find it cute, I wanted to punch her.

Mar 26, 2015
I'm so glad I found you!
by: Anonymous

Oh ladies! I am only 26 weeks with fraternal boys and have started to feel miserable. Sleeping is impossible and the sciatica pain is out of this world. I know these babies need to cook as long as possible and I'm on board, but holy bejesus, I did not expect this. The heartburn meds don't work anymore either, which is super fun when you're trying to eat as much as you possibly can. My husband is doing his best, but I feel terrible... He works all day and then comes home to my lazy, whiny butt. By that time I most likely haven't walked the dog and don't feel like making dinner, let alone cleaning it up. We all sound super fun. Maybe there needs to be a retreat center where husbands can send their wives during their twin pregnancy... I think it would be better for everyone!

Mar 24, 2015
36 wks 2 d with fraternal boys - miserable!!
by: Katie

Both babies are over 6 lbs and I feel EVERY lb. Completely miserable. Pelvic pain, sciatica issues daily. I feel like a 90 year old woman hunched over trying to stand up and get going. Every sleeping position I've tried leads to more discomfort plus I have a horrific cold with coughing daily plus massive amounts of phlegm in my head, sore throat, then diarrhea and dehydration. Can't catch a break!! Dr will induce At 38 weeks so less than 2 weeks left but I am so done. I want them in as long as possible for their benefit but I am struggling!!

Mar 23, 2015
Get these girls out of me!!
by: Anonymous

I'm with you ladies! Im 34 weeks +2 days with g/g twins and I'm miserable! I've had sciatic nerve issues since day 1, severe morning sickness up to 17 weeks, migraines that put me in the hospital, and now I'm in the home stretch and my 5'1 frame feels like it's about to collapse under the weight if these babies! I know that to get as far as I have is a huge deal with multiples and I'm so grateful but I don't know how much more I can take!

Mar 23, 2015
agreed!
by: Anonymous

This is much harder than I thought it would be. 35 w and 5 D pregnant with b/b fraternal twins. I haven't slept the entire pregnancy due to heartburn, restless legs,itchy skin, and excruciating hip pain. If one more person tells me to sleep now while I can before babies get here I'm going to punch them! My Dr is not letting me go past 37 weeks so I feel lucky now after reading these posts. Also feeling guilty for complaining bc I know what a blessing this is and swore I wouldn't whine if we finally got pregnant. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, can't wait!

Mar 19, 2015
Struggling
by: Anonymous

This page just made me feel so much better. Except for the lady who had the audacity to post about how great she was feeling. WTF were you thinking to post that on this page? I'm almost 33 weeks and I feel pretty miserable. I have a 4 year old and a 2.5 year old too and just can't wait for my b/g twins to be here! I want to keep them in as long as possible as I know its so much better for the babies, but finding ways to cope with how I am feeling (both mentally and physically) is getting harder and harder as the weeks go one. Congrats to everyone for making it so far along with healthy babies! Delivery day will be here soon!!

Mar 10, 2015
Love to all the twin mommies!
by: Christy

I feel so awful for all you twin mommies who are having a hard time.. I am currently 33 1/2 weeks pregnant with identical twins ( we don't know the gender) I have had little to no acid reflux, no swelling, little to no pain of any kind other than a short 3 day bout with pelvic pain a week ago, I still exercise 3 days a week, and have only gained 20lb so far.. This pregnancy has been sooo much easier than with my first singleton pregnancy with my little girl who is now 17 months old. I thought it would be terrible, but I am so thankful to the Lord how well it has gone. I am so sorry for all the women who have it so hard in their twin pregnancies!I will count my blessings for feeling so good thus far.. I still think that all my pain and discomfort is coming in the weeks to come though. Blessings and best wishes to all the mommies out there for safe deliveries and healthy babies!

Mar 03, 2015
I'm in the same boat
by: Anonymous

I'm in the same boat!!! Just turned 34 weeks with b/g twins. I'm so ready for this adventure to be over with. I have not enjoyed any of this. The last few month i have developed a massive itching problem!!!!! Horrible!!!! I'm doing my best to go as far as I can. I'm just ready for it to be over with. Good luck.

Mar 03, 2015
I'm in the same boat
by: Anonymous

I'm in the same boat!!! Just turned 34 weeks with b/g twins. I'm so ready for this adventure to be over with. I have not enjoyed any of this. The last few month i have developed a massive itching problem!!!!! Horrible!!!! I'm doing my best to go as far as I can. I'm just ready for it to be over with. Good luck.

Feb 26, 2015
I'm miserable too
by: Brianna

I'm 35 and 6 and have been miserable since 6 weeks along. I'm having b/g twins and have had a relatively good pregnancy other than discomfort. My frustrations come with things that have been happening to me, I've developed alopecia at 20 and continue to lose my hair significantly. I'm very uncomfortable and feel as though I've lost control of my body and I'm very upset about it. My OB never asks how I'm feeling because it seems she's too busy and nobody I talk to understands.

Feb 26, 2015
36 weeks pregnant and crying
by: Kristi

Wow, glad to hear everyone else out there is miserable as me. Yesterdays measurement for baby A was 6 pounds 9 ounces and baby B was 6 pounds 13 ounces. Seriously? The tech tried to make me feel better by telling me it sometimes over measures. Um, yeah right. I really do feel like there is almost 14 pounds of baby in me. Having a great time chasing my 21 month old right now. I wish I was on bed rest. Walking is so painful.

Feb 26, 2015
35 weeks & HATING LIFE
by: Anonymous

35 weeks with girl/girl. Everything hurts, I can't breath, I'm terrified of having a c-section, they're both measuring around 6 lbs and my back is KILLING ME. I want this pregnancy over with!!

Feb 04, 2015
When are they coming
by: phetheni

Am 37 weeks first time mom.am so miserable, it gets more heavier everyday and the pelvic pains also at the other hand. My baby daddy dumped me because he didn't find me attractive anymore.i am tired I just want them out already

Jan 27, 2015
We are almost there!
by: Jamie

33 weeks with g/g twins and I have been feeling so guilty for wanting this to be over... Like a little part of me wants the doctor to tell me tomorrow that I will deliver in the next week or two. It's nice to know other people feel that way. We don't want premature babies of course but this twin pregnancy thing so f-ing hard... Especially with a wild 3 year old to deal with. My mom keeps saying "it's so much harder when they come out than when they are still inside you" but she has never been pregnant with 2 at the same time so what does she know?!
I guess in the grand scheme of things a month is really not long at all but time is starting to s l o w down with all this pain.
Anyways we should be thankful we made it this far right? Seriously though a lot of women have their multiples really early so thank God I have held mine in for this long. Good luck to everyone... We are almost there!!

Jan 27, 2015
Robyn and all other preggo with multiples moms, I send hugs
by: Shannon

Robyn, thank you for making me laugh! My three year old has stopped using the potty these past couple weeks as well. She pooped her pants twice tonight after I picked her up from school. The second time I decided to let her just sit in it until my husband got home from work. It didn't seem to be bothering her one bit and the effort it was going to take to get up, get to the bathroom, bend over to help her take off poopy undies, and help her put back on clean undies was just too much for me to handle...so I decided not to let it bother me too. We had pizza delivered for the 3rd time this week. My wood floors look like carpeting because of the inch thick layer or dog hair that has collected on top and I have resorted to sleeping like a toddler with my butt up in the air with pillows shoved under my chest and stomach for support. It is the only way my hips and ligaments don't hurt. I will be 35 weeks tomorrow with twin girls and I am to the point That I keep eyeing the butcher knife and bottle if vodka preparing to take matters into my own hands...just kidding, but honestly if my doctor tells me one more time that he won't intervene until 38 weeks I may lose my shit! Laughing and crying at the same time has become the norm over here. My husband thinks I have lost my mind. Thankfully he is doing his best to be supportive and not piss me off...in I think he is scared of what I might do him if he says or does the wrong thing to me. Hang in there ladies. I'm sending you all hugs.

Jan 27, 2015
oh my goodness...im not alone at this moment...really?
by: Robyn

Im so glad I found you guys. Every time I google my pregnancy I end up at some thread from 2010 or 2011.Im 33wks with b/g. My ultrasound today calculated boy is 4.8 girl is 4.5. Even thou im so happy about my doodles being healthy im so miserable!!!! Pelcic pain, back pain, leg paing, round ligament, heart burn, fluid overload in my lung, carpel tunnel, constipation, face pimples, in grown hairs down there cause I cant grom, touchy emotions, please dont make me laugh sneeze or cough cause ill have to change my panties. My MATERNITY CLOTHES are too small for me. I have a two year old a husband thats just not supporting me. I am sooooo frustrated. Women, this shit sucks!!!! Both babies are breached so ive got to get ready to be sliced and diced. I wish I could say how magical feeling my babies move and kick. It was wonderful at 25wks. But im sorry lungs, Kidneys,ribs, vagina, butt bone are not the places that are so sweet to be pooked in. I dont know if im gonna make it. My husband yelles at me tonigjt because its the third time we had ground beef this week. My sons not going potty in his potty anymore. My floors are dirty my truck is gross and im hurting more and more every day. And F##k this heart burn even Water hurts!!! Thanks for listening.

Jan 16, 2015
struggling
by: sarah

Hello,

I'm 32 weeks pregnant with twin girls and finding it so hard. I'm only 5ft tall and have had 'rib flare' since 24 weeks, which is very painful. Acid reflux, heart palpitations and constantly breathless. Not getting more than 2 hours sleep at a time, anaemic, aching everywhere, swollen ankles... And the list goes on! Hubby is brilliant but I feel guilty and am constantly apologising to him for being so useless. He tells me I'm doing a fab job of growing 2 humans but ii still feel guilty. Who knew twins would be so hard? Now I feel guilty for moaning about being pregnant!

Jan 15, 2015
SO UNCOMFORTABLE
by: Shannon

I am in the same boat. I literally just googled "33 weeks pregnant and absolutely miserable" and stumbled upon this thread. I knew the end would be tough, but I just want someone to put me out of my misery. Had a doctor appt today and prayed that he would check my cervix and find me at a 10 ready to go. Not so much, no progress at all. Heartburn that no meds will help, pelvic and back pain, round ligament pain, downward pressure, swelling, sciatic nerve pain, insomnia and a bladder that feels full within seconds of emptying. I hate feeling like I am throwing a pity party everyday, but I am at the end of my rope. He won't let me go past 38 weeks, but I just keep praying they come on their own very soon. Trying to be mom to a toddler at the same time as feeling this way is proving to be incredibly difficult and we don't have family close by to help. My husband is doing his best to be there for me, but I am such a cranky, sleep deprived bitch that I wouldn't blame him if he just ran in the other direction. Hang in there ladies. Glad others are experiencing the same things and sharing in my misery.

Jan 13, 2015
33 wks with twins!!
by: Anonymous

Omg guys I'm feeling the same!! I'm petite so the babies weight is so much harder to cope with!! My due date is 3 March but my C-section is booked in on 16 Feb, I'm really not sure I can cope!! The baby weight, the pains in my back and legs and everything seems swollen!!! I've had enough I really have!!! Hubby is my rock wouldn't be able to do a thing without him!! Just feel so heavy and want to cry :(

Jan 12, 2015
33 weeks pregnant with twins and totally understand
by: Anonymous

I wanted to chime in to say that the person who said she felt guilt for not enjoying pregnancy should cut herself some slack. Honestly, I knew pregnancy would be tough, but I thought I would enjoy it and it turns out I dislike it a lot. I do feel fortunate still, but I have been miserable as of about 32 weeks (I am now 33 weeks), and at no point have I felt great... I'm exhausted, breathless, stuffy, have severe labial pain from round ligament pain, have joint pain, carpal tunnel, gastric reflux (Gaviscon and Tylenol sometimes help me at night and now I sleep with a boppy pillow propping me up and it relieves the carpal tunnel and ligament pain a bit too). I pee every 10 minutes, and at night probably every 45-60 mins. I burst into tears every day but I am super lucky to have a husband who does basically everything and is very supportive. Whenever he says something annoying, I just kindly ask him to avoid saying things like that to me at this moment since I am finding it very tough, but I know it is tough on him too. Overall, we are just dying to hold our baby boys in our arms soon and want them to be healthy. I am doing my best just to focus on each day, and the one thing I love about pregnancy: feeling them move. Whether or not other women have had 1 baby or twins/more, pregnancy is just hard for some women and easier for others. Relatively speaking I had a very healthy pregnancy with only "normal" symptoms, but this normal is so hard to endure and I just hope to make it through a few more weeks and have a safe delivery... I send you all a big virtual hug of understanding and do NOT feel guilty for not enjoying it if you just don't... P.S. my doc hasn't even discussed induction, etc. with me so my 40-week due date is March 2, 2015 but I am hoping it will be around mid-February (37 weeks) and vaginal...

Jan 06, 2015
I feel the same
by: Boyboy2015

Oh my gosh I can relate to this! I'm 33 weeks with twin boys and I'm so over it! I want them to cook a little longer but I'm miserable! No sleep, back and pelvic pain so bad and heartburn that no medicine is fixing!

Jan 04, 2015
You're doing great !
by: Anonymous

I know exactly how you feel! At 35 weeks I was miserable and to add on to the misery I also had the flu. I felt like giving up I was tired of hearing everyone say "soon" "they're coming soon" it slowly gets better just take time when you need it to get your self in a better place sometimes I sat and cried for hours but for me it felt good to get the emotions out and even though no one can relate vent how you feel exactly to someone hold nothing back just make sure its not someone who tells annoys you. I haven't slept in days and I still have 2 more weeks till I'm induced and last time I went my doctor moved the date from the 15th to the 16th so I feel like this will never end. I have cramping and contractions all day with no progress no dilation or effacing. I just breathe and let my emotions out when I need to.

Dec 22, 2014
35 wks 5 days twins B/G
by: Anonymous

I have being sick and I don't sleep since the beginning of the pregnancy. At 26 weeks the physical pain got worst, at night I go to the bathroom every 50mins and I've been throwing up and nauseaus again for the last 7 days. This is the worst time of my life. Can't wait to be over. I feel so guilty for my babies but I don't feel any joy about being pregnant, it's been a nightmare. I have schedule C-section for Jan 7th (week 38). I'm extremely afraid but can't wait to all this be over and work on being myself again, so I can be a pleasant and happy person for my babies, family and friends. Best of luck and thank you for sharing your story. You are not alone

Dec 19, 2014
pregnant wit twins
by: Anonymous

I'm also 34 weeks wt twin B/G. Feeling exactly as u do and I'm already a mother of three. But let's keep hoping for the best








Nov 03, 2014
Support
by: Anonymous

I am scheduled for my c-section in two days (we never thought we would make 38 weeks)! I suggest anyone pregnant with twins or young twins join a support group. Even if there are none in your area, you can find some on line, like Parents of Multiples, etc. Good luck everyone.

Sep 21, 2014
I feel your pain
by: Anonymous

Hello, I am in the same situation...I am almost 34 weeks pregnant with twins b/g and everyday and night is a challenge. At night there is no position that can make me comfortable and if I manage for pure luck to get a little sleep will be mostly 2 hours and the pain of my side and back wakes me up. I wish you the best.

Sep 02, 2014
36weeks && 4days
by: Anonymous

Im 36 && 4 days with boy girl twins and very miserable. My doctors arent even looking to induce . Im in pain EVERYDAY ALL DAY and nothing makes it better.... they say ther are suprised I havent delivered already and I say GET THEM OUplasT OF ME ALREADY... Im done with being pregnant.

Nov 16, 2010
totally understand
by: Anonymous

i totally understand how you feel im 36 weeks and have two children under the age of 3 the weather is getting warmer and all i really want is to go into labour everyday i wake up thinking todays the day, the worst part of it is the contractions that come and go through the day and night its so uncomfortable and really no one understands, how it feels hopefully, in the next week i can have my twins B/G but i hope all goes well for ya and best thing to do is keep our chins up and be proud to have gone as far as we have.

Feb 05, 2010
Your Sweet Babies
by: Cierra

I know you have received much support on here already. Just remember that the earlier your babies are, the more likely they are to stay in NICU for longer. Also, the longer they stay inside you, the more alert, smiley, and active they will be coming out.

I really struggled at the end of my second pregnancy with just wanting it to be over and hold my baby. This time, I am letting them come whenever they are ready whether it be 37 weeks, 38, 39, 40 or more. Most likely not more! ;)

Make sure you don't lose yourself or your passions during your pregnancy. Read a lot of books not about pregnancy and birth if you have to. Good Luck Mama!

Jan 28, 2010
its ok..
by: Anonymous

Andi-
youre not over reacting..i mean its hard towards the end and it feels like its taking forever...but when they scheduled my c-section they also put me in at a little over 38 weeks. however i ended up delivering at 35. they want to keep them in as long as they can. so you never know maybe youll end up delivering earlier than the date good luck

Jan 28, 2010
UGGHHHHH!
by: Andi

I just received my scheduled c-section notification in the mail with instructions! YEAH... until I saw the date! I am currently 35 weeks 5 days and I am not scheduled until 2/17, making me a HUGE 38wk 5 days when I deliver!!!!!! I THINK MY DR IS SMOKING CRACK! Our last sonogram showed the twins to both be 5lbs 3 oz each at 34 weeks. Am I over reacting at this date????

Jan 28, 2010
hang in there
by: Kristan

believe me i know..i have harrington rods from scoliosis surgery. when i was pregnant with my b/g twins, i felt like the bigger i got the more miserable i was i didnt think i could make it with the pain i had in my back. i ended up having my c-section at 35 weeks i had the terbutaline pump and they had to take it out because of complications. my son was 6lb 3 oz and my daughter 6 lbs. i didnt realize until they came out how much i missed them being in there. enjoy it and i know it seems hard and it feels like its dragging on but try and relax because you wont once theyre here =]. it goes fast! i miss being pregnant with them everyday! good luck with your babies!!

Jan 19, 2010
I feel your pain!!!!
by: Jaime

I am only 26 weeks and 4 days but Imy doctor wants me to go to 38 weeks... I'm soo tired.. feel alone and I have alot of help.. but no one around me knows what to except either... they all think I'm doing soo good... but inside.. I feel like a kid that just wants to cuddle with her mom and cry... Sleeping.. is hard now I cant get comfy... Good luck and hang in there

Jan 16, 2010
Hang in there
by: Andi

Hang in there Beth! I am 34 weeks with b/g twins each weighing 5 lbs a piece. I completely understand your emotions!!!! Do you have other children? I have a 5 yr old and a 2.5 yr old that occupy my time more than anything....
I have learned that taking it day by day instead of week by week helps.

Jan 16, 2010
It's all worth it!!!!!
by: Anonymous

Hi...I totally understand as well ..my boys well be 2 years now on Feb. 1st...but I went to 38 weeks it was sooo tiring after 32 week...1 of my boys weighed 9 lbs 7ozs & the other weighed 6 lbs 6 lbs 9 ozs...all I wanted to day was sleep towards the end...but no matter how tired and frustrated you are now..it well be all worth it in the end and your babies well be healther the longer you carry them...good luck and take care...Get lotsa rest if possible

Jan 15, 2010
I understand
by: Anonymous

I am only 33wks but completely understant. I just don't want to do this anymore. I was put on bedrest as of yesterday. This is my 4 pregnancy and past 3 were so easy, this one is just seems so hard!! Getting to 35wks is a wonderful for the babies I know but nobody tells you how hard it is on the mother. Hang in there as everybody has told me there is light at the end of the tunnel!! Good Luck and Best wishes.

Jan 15, 2010
I know how you feel
by: Helena

Believe me, I know...I had a C-section January 18th last year at 38 weeks My babies were 6.5lbs and 5.6lbs but they did need to be on oxygen so I wish I would have gone at least 1 more week, but I do remember just hoping my water would break cause those last weeks were hard, but worth it :)

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