Just found out 4th pregnancy is twins
Thank you for reading this and any help/advise is very much appreciated. I found out yesterday that I am pregnant with twins, 13 weeks today. I feel a bit lost atm as I have no idea how this changes my pregnancy. I have so many questions and feel a bit like I've been told there's two but not much else?! I have a 6, 4 and 1 year old currently. I really did not expect twins and am still in shock. So my main concerns are:
Do I eat more with twins? I've read everything from no to up to 700 calories a day more? What's the general advise as I want to make sure I'm eating enough. I'm 9 stone now 5ft 5, after putting on a stone in the first trimester. I was suffering with a crohns flare up which was why I was so slim.
What kind of birth is generally advised? I wanted a home birth but I know that definately won't be happening now. I have had 3 natural births with only gas and air so I'm freaking out slightly at the thought of anything else. Ultimately I will do what is best for these little bubs. Has anyone managed vaginal water births with twins?
Is it rare to get to 38 weeks with twins? My 3 singles have all been 41 and 42 weeks so this is just the complete opposite experience for me.
Has anyone got very far breastfeeding twins? I will definately try for all the obvious health reasons. I'm also quite scared at the cost of formula for two but again will have to do what is best.
Pushchairs?! Now this is a minefield as my 1 year old will only be nearly 2 so I think it will be too much to get him to walk. I don't drive and walk 4 miles a day doing the school run. I think the best option might be a twin pushchair with a buggy board seat. I've looked at the icandy orange but I can't tell if the buggy board seat will fit when used as a double. Has anyone else successfully solved the twin plus toddler transport issue? I would rather not get something massively bulky as I fear my eldest won't have room to walk beside me.
Thank you so much if you've read this far and really truly any words of wisdom or the smallest idea that might help me I really would appreciate it.