29 Weeks Pregnant with Twins
Here’s what to expect when you are 29 weeks pregnant with twins:
By 29 weeks in the twin pregnancy each of your twins is about 15″ (39 cm) long and averages the following measurements:
Head circumference: 11.25″ (286 mm)
Abdominal Circumference: 9.9″ (251 mm)
Femur Bone Length (about from the waist to knee): 2.15″ (55 mm)
What to Expect
Typical weight gain for Mom at this point is about one pound per week.
For more details on Mom’s health, see:
Mom & Baby at 29 Weeks Pregnant
Week by week Twins calendar: pregnancy in weeks 28-32
Pictures and Video
Here’s an ultrasound video of what you might see at 29 weeks pregnant with twins:
Belly picture at 29 weeks:
Picture by joncoxphoto.com
If Your Twins Were Born This Week
Your twins are early preterm and the odds of survival are better than weeks past. However, twins born during the 29th week still risk major medical complications. They could spends weeks, if not months, in the NICU. Twins born this week average a hospital stay of about 60 days.
What to Prepare This Week
When Mom is 29 weeks pregnant with twins, set aside some time to talk to your parents. Your twins’ grandparents can help with your twins. They just aren’t sure how or what you want. Talk frankly with them about what you need and what they can do when the twins are born.
By the time Mom reaches 29 weeks pregnant with twins, you’re concerned about how to juggle the time demands of twins and other children. Balancing a suddenly larger family is difficult but you can do it. If you think through the logistics before the twins arrive, you’ll be better off when they arrive.
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When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy by Dr. Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein
Please note that everything on this page is provided as general information and doesn’t imply specific medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your medical professional.
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