Curious to see what a twin pregnancy belly looks like at time goes on? Below are my twin pregnancy photos from week 4 when I found out I was pregnant to week 34 which is the last time I took a picture before delivering at 36 weeks.
Twin Pregnancy Photos
I took twin pregnancy photos about every other week once I hit 12 weeks when I was pregnant with my twins. I have twin pregnancy blog posts, linked below, to go with most of those pictures but I thought it’d be neat to see them all side by side.
My twins were my second, and final, pregnancy. I could tell already at 8 weeks that I was bigger than I had been with my first child at 8 weeks. Later that week at the ultrasound I found out it wasn’t just that it was my second pregnancy so I was bigger, I was carrying two babies!
Why Only Until 34 Weeks?
With MoDi twins it’s safest to deliver before 37 weeks because the placenta they share starts to break down and not work as well at that time.
I ended up going into the hospital when I was exactly 36 weeks pregnant and had to deliver via emergency c-section just hours later due to a severe form of pre-eclampsia called HELP syndrome. I was supposed to take the 36 week photo earlier that day but I was so exhausted that I didn’t.
I’ve been bummed about that decision ever since but it is what it is.
Notes about my Twin Pregnancy Photos
You may notice that I’m often wearing the same light purple shirt. I did have a decent amount of maternity clothing from my first pregnancy but grew out of those pretty quickly since I was measuring full term at just 26 weeks along. Also, a lot of my pregnancy clothing from my first pregnancy were professional looking clothing since at the time I was still working as a school psychologist. When I was pregnant with my twins and a stay-at-home mom with a 1 year old, the last thing I wanted to do was dress up. So I didn’t. lol
The last two photos I took, weeks 32 and 34, I’m wearing dresses because at that point it was hard to get pants on I was so big. My pelvis felt like it was going to just fall out of my body from week 25 and on, as it was under so much pressure due to holding up two babies and a huge placenta they shared.
Want to Read about my Twin Pregnancy?
Below I have all of my MoDi Twin Pregnancy blog posts, most of which I wrote while pregnant in order to tell friends and family what was going on. I also have posts about what I found to be helpful while I was pregnant with my twins such as a support belt and sitting a lot, as well as how my pregnancy symptoms were different between my first pregnancy and my twin pregnancy.
My MoDi Twin Pregnancy
I started this blog after I had my twins but have included my blog posts from my MoDi Twin pregnancy back in 2018.
As a mom of identical twins and a son two years older, I have gained invaluable experience in the realm, and chaos, of parenting. With a Master's Degree and Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology, I spent years as a school psychologist, helping children navigate through their educational and emotional challenges. Now as a stay at home mom and professional blogger, I combine my areas of expertise to help you in your parenting journey.