1st Trimester: 1st Prenatal Visit for Twins

Questions to Ask Your Doctor:

  • What is my due date?
  • Are symptoms more pronounced in twin pregnancies?
  • Are there symptoms I should call about? What number do I call?
  • What type of twins am I carrying?
  • Can you recommend a reference book about twin pregnancies?
  • How much weight should I expect to gain?
  • What types of foods should I eat? Which should I avoid?
  • Is it safe to exercise? Should I avoid any activities?
  • Do I need prenatal vitamins or other supplements?
  • Are there any medications I should avoid?
  • If I have health problems, will they affect my babies?
  • How long will morning sickness symptoms last?
  • Are there precautions for sex during pregnancy?

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WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH on January 27, 2019

Sources

SOURCES:

Natali Aziz, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

William Goodnight, III, MD, FACOG, assistant professor in obstetrics & gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, board certified in maternal-fetal medicine.

Harish M. Sehdev, MD, FACOG, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, board certified in maternal-fetal medicine.

ACOG: "Having Twins," "Routine Tests in Pregnancy."

American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 6th ed."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Month to Month, 5th ed."

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "First, Second, Third Trimesters: Urine Screen for Sugar and/or Protein."

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