To catch you up to speed, you’ve talked to your doctor/health care provider about how many babies you’re expecting, whether or not they are sharing amniotic space and a placenta, and you should also have an idea of when to expect these babies. So, now let’s focus on mom!
- Question #5: What do I need to eat/drink!?
Each baby heightens your recommended weight gain during your pregnancy. Don’t panic, it’s good for your babies! The amount of weight gained helps to develop and sustain your babies’ growth throughout the pregnancy. So find out what you should be eating and just as important…what you shouldn’t! The same holds true for the “what not to eats” during pregnancy no matter how many babies are in utero. And, talk to your health care provider about your water intake too. What you drink helps maintain not only your body’s needs, but it also helps supply your babies’ precious amniotic fluid. That may require more water than you think. You’re eating and drinking for at least 3 now so learn how to start making smart choices!