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Your Body With Twins: 3rd Trimester Highlights

During your 3rd trimester, you may:

  • Start having leg cramps
  • Have some shortness of breath
  • Develop varicose veins on your legs or calves
  • Have difficulty getting around
  • Feel your babies move more often
  • Have unusual or vivid dreams
  • Need to take more naps
  • Start leaking colostrum from your breasts
  • Develop an "outie" belly button
  • Have insomnia
  • Need to pee more often
  • Have more urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Have increased heartburn
  • Develop more stretch marks
  • Have discomfort eating big meals
  • Notice more Braxton Hicks contractions
  • Leak urine
  • Feel pressure in your pelvis as your babies drop
  • Have numbness in your fingers, hands, or toes
  • Start snoring
  • Start having real contractions
  • Gain about 1-2 lbs. a week
  • Gain as much as 50 lbs. or more

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Trina Pagano, MD on August 17, 2014

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