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Belle asked:
Will my contractions be different if I am having twins?



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Arora Valley answered:
Delivering twins is a much different endeavor than delivering a single baby. If you're carrying more than one baby, chances are good you'll deliver early. Twins are usually born around 36 weeks -- four weeks early. The more babies a woman is carrying, the more likely it is that her uterus will swell, triggering contractions early. Because your uterus will be stretched out, your contractions may be weaker, which means it may take you longer to reach a fully dilated ten centimeters, ultimately slowing things down. On the other hand, you're likely to have more contractions prior to active labor, so your cervix may be quite dilated early on. What's more the pushing phase of a vaginal delivery may be quicker since the babies will be smaller. During your contraction phase , your doctor may probably use a monitor to track each baby's heart rate -- as well as one to follow your contractions. Twin/multiple pregnancies have a higher rate of preterm labor and delivery than non-multiple gestation pregnancies. You can help reduce your risk of preterm labor by receiving good prenatal care, eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of rest, and promptly reporting any problems to your doctor.


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Tony_Tan answered:
Painless contractions usually happen earlier with twin pregnancies compared to singleton pregnancies. Painful contractions (i.e. labour) also tend to start earlier with twin pregnancies and singleton pregnancies. The nature of uterine contractions are similar between twin and singleton pregnancies.


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Jovial answered:
I guess the contractions will be slightly more pain as u r having 2 babies in ur womb. As for the frequency of contractions, I think it will be the same. :)


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