You can bet that if you’re eating for more, you’ll gain extra pounds—between 10 and 25 more than a singleton pregnancy.
Whether you up your calories or opt for supplements, carrying two-plus little ones calls for higher levels of calcium, iron, protein and folic acid.
Women expecting multiples are more likely to develop health problems such as high blood pressure and anemia, but frequent doctor visits will help ensure mom and her minis stay in tip-top shape.
Generally, fatigue intensifies for moms with more than one bun in the oven. Toward the latter half of pregnancy, bed rest may be prescribed.
What are the chances you’ll be bringing up babies?
About one in 30 babies born in the U.S. is a twin, and one in 726 is a triplet, quadruplet or more. You’re more likely to have multiples if you’re over the age of 30, have a family history of multiple births, have undergone fertility treatment, or have been pregnant previously.