35 Weeks Pregnant with Twins I’m Uncomfortable but Excited We Got This Far

Originally Published: September 7th, 2018

I’m 35 weeks pregnant with twins and while I’m uncomfortable I’m so excited we’ve gotten this far!!

Babies are growing well!

Baby A is 5.4 pounds (43rd percentile) and Baby B is 5.6 pounds (52nd percentile)! I’m very happy with those weights! Of course that’s an estimate based on measurements within the womb so might not be completely accurate if they were born today but still great weights. Both babies were practice breathing during the ultrasound which was good (and cute) to see. They did well on their non-stress test and other tests as well. 

C-Section Date

As you know I’ve been trying to move up my C-section date because it’s safer for MoDi twins to be delivered within the 36th week due to the placenta they share being more likely to stop working well after that. I had been hoping to deliver on Sept 21st at 36 weeks, 6 days but looks like that won’t be a possibility unless I go into labor on my own. So the official date is Monday, September 24th when I’m 37 weeks and 2 days. Honestly I’m going to be a little stressed until they’re out and safe in my arms. I’m so afraid of losing them at this point.

I’ll be surprised if I don’t go into labor in the next two weeks though. I know I never did with my eldest but my body has been doing a lot more prep for labor than it did when I was pregnant with him so who knows. 

Blood Tests

They tested me for anemia again just to be sure before I deliver in just over 2 weeks that I’m not anemic and luckily I’m not! I should be over an 11 at this point in pregnancy and I was 12.2 which is up from 11.7 a month ago so that’s great! They also did an updated thyroid/TSH test for me to make sure my levels are still good. I’m a little overmedicated at the moment but that’s better than under medicated at this point so we’re going to leave it as is. I also feel just fine in terms of my thyroid and generally I am very sensitive to when my thyroid meds are off so that’s another reason to leave it as is. 

Blood Pressure & Swelling

I’ve been having quite a bit of swelling, even though I keep my feet up as much as possible and don’t walk around much. My legs and feet are swollen as well as my hands and face. Eek! As many of you know, swelling can be a sign of preeclampsia which is a dangerous condition in which I would need to deliver the babies for all of our safety.

My blood pressure has been high lately as well, yesterday it was 138/83 when I was at my appointment. That’s another indicator of preeclampsia. They told me to call if it gets to be over 140/90 so I’ll be keeping an eye on that with my wrist blood pressure monitor at home at least once a day, or more if I have more symptoms. At least I haven’t had any of the other symptoms so that’s good for now but I’ll keep an eye on it. 

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Swollen legs and feet

My Ears

Luckily I was able to stop that ear infection coming back last week in it’s tracks. I got a chiropractic adjustment, kept taking a double dose of my probiotic, used tea tree oil on a cotton ball outside my ear, and while in the shower did tapping above my collar bone and massaging from behind my ear down my neck to help it drain. I still keep that up daily to prevent it from coming back. This all worked, I can’t believe it! I actually did try to get an antibiotic when I thought it was coming back because I knew I couldn’t deal with the pain again but was told my pain wasn’t bad enough yet for antibiotics. Which is fine, that was good, I’d rather not have them if I don’t need it. Luckily I was able to cure it anyway. 


My spirits are up somewhat but I’m still in an incredible amount of pain. Even just spending 10 minutes in Target on Thursday I was wincing in pain, I really have difficulty walking much at all, even around the house. My oldest is stuck inside most of the week though we’re trying to make the best of it. We read book after book, work on our numbers, letters, shapes, coloring, and make up games to play with all of his wonderful toys! 

Last weekend we went to a lake about 2 miles from us in the morning to play at the beach. I brought along a camping chair and had my feet in the sand. It was a nice morning. Sadly the rest of the day didn’t go well because my oldest refused to nap but at least that morning was nice. 

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I hope we can get out and do something fun this weekend too. I can’t walk much but hopefully we’ll figure out something. I’m getting pretty stir crazy and it’ll just get worse once the babies are here!!

Thanks for reading and being interested in our evolving story!!

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Spoiler alert! My 35 weeks pregnant with twins post was the last post I made before I had my twins, which was a big surprise.

Twins 35 weeks

— Update: 19-03-2023 — cohaitungchi.com found an additional article 35 Weeks Pregnant with Twins: Ultrasound, Symptoms, and More from the website www.twinstuff.com for the keyword twins 35 weeks.

You’re 35 weeks pregnant with twins! You’re so close!

Considering most twins are born only a few weeks from now, if that, I’m sure it’s got you wondering.

Every movement of your babies, every little cramp and ache down there, and you’re thinking about whether it’s finally the big day! But is it? Maybe not yet. If you’re still on the journey, read on to find out what this week holds.

We’re sure you’re used to these symptoms by now. After all, you’re almost eight months into your twin pregnancy (Click here for more twin pregnancy information).Twins 35 weeks

A single fetus at 35 weeks

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Your Twin Babies at 35 Weeks Pregnant

Right now, your babies are almost at birth size and weight, measuring around 18 inches from top to toe, and weighing anywhere up to 5 or 5.5 pounds, which is around the size of a small honeydew melon!

In terms of looks, they’re basically identical to how they’ll look when they’re finally born, so if they come a little early, they’ll generally be fine, if a little lighter than standard.

They’re also probably moving into a head down birth position, which you might be feeling over the coming few days.

If they haven’t, then there’s a few things you can do to encourage them, including bouncing on a birthing ball, sitting on a chair facing the backrest and rocking gently, and getting onto all fours and moving your hips around.

Twin Pregnancy Symptoms at 35 Weeks

  • Constantly needing to pee: This is only going to get worse as your babies move down over your pelvis. Just go to the loo as often as you can, and make sure you don’t get dehydrated, because that can bring on early labor.
  • Constipation: Yes, you’re going to have issues from both ends. Except this one is the opposite. Try and eat a high fibre diet, and if you have to, ask your doctor what medication is okay to take whilst pregnant.
  • More aches and pains: You’ll be feeling pretty achy over the coming weeks, but on the upside, there’s a good reason for it this time. Your body will start to relax ligaments and tendons all around your lower body, to make everything easy and ready for delivery day.
  • Braxton Hicks: The contractions are still coming, and they’re possibly even getting stronger. Like we’ve said all along, they’re nothing to worry about as long as they don’t last too long, and they stop when you move. If they last a while, you get several in one hour, or they don’t stop when you move around, let your doctor know immediately.

35 Weeks Ultrasound Twins

In the coming couple of weeks, you should have a group B Strep test. This is a simple swap of your genital area that checks for a common, and for adults harmless bacteria.

If you have it, it won’t do anything to you, but it could cause issues with your babies at birth, so if they find any traces, you’ll be given antibiotics to kill it early, before your due date.

In the mean time, expect all the standard tests and scans. You might be seeing your doctor for another ultrasound this week, and you’re probably also seeing your OB again.

Things To Do this Week for a Healthy Pregnancy

Now is the perfect time to go over the signs of labor. Bear in mind that the expected due date for twins is around week 37, and 1 in 10 singleton moms have a premature birth as well, so knowing this is really important.

Here’s the big three signs. If you get any of these, or a combination, it’s time to grab your hospital bag and get in the car.

  • Painful contractions: The big difference. The pain. Braxton Hicks contractions feel tight across the belly. But if you’re getting pain across your abdomen, belly or back, it could be real.
  • Regular contractions: Real contractions won’t stop, for any reason. It’s the opposite. They only get worse. Your doctor should have told you when it’s time to call in, but as a rule of thumb, when they’re 5 minutes apart for a first pregnancy, and around 15 minutes apart for second and further pregnancies.
  • Your water breaking: This is the one that everyone remembers, because it’s all over film and TV. Unlike all the shows we’ve seen, sometimes water breaking comes as a slow, gentle trickle over time, rather than one gushing waterfall.

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Are You 35 Weeks Pregnant with Twins?

Pretty soon, you’ll be the proud parent of two happy little twins, but in the meantime, we’ve got you covered.

Remember, if there’s ever anything we don’t cover, or if you’ve got a question, no matter how strange, message us in the comments. We love to hear from all of our readers.

How do you feel at 35 weeks pregnant with twins?

— Update: 25-03-2023 — cohaitungchi.com found an additional article 35 Weeks Pregnant With Twins or Multiples from the website parenting.firstcry.com for the keyword twins 35 weeks.

When you are 35 weeks pregnant with twins, you might feel like you are nearing the finish line. This amazing pregnancy journey will finally come to an end, and another journey of motherhood will begin. If you are expecting twins, this time is way more crucial for you as a lot of women pregnant with twins or multiple babies are likely to go into labour this week. You will notice you’ve suddenly become more alert of the tiniest signs that take place in your body. Highly sensitive mothers might find themselves being excited by the slightest kick, the slightest pain, or minor cramps, expecting to see their babies poking out right away. Their growth is still taking place inside, but yes, they would be on their way any day now. In this post, we will talk about everything you need to know about pregnancy in week 35 if you are carrying twins or multiple babies.

The Growth of the Babies at 35 Weeks

In the 35th week of your pregnancy, the babies could begin their movement towards the birth canal, especially if they are perfectly ready. Your gynaecologist would keep you updated with the progress and pregnancy and the growth of your babies.

If you are going to have twins or triplets who are deemed to be identical, this is precisely where their looks will begin to match each other. If the deliveries happen at this stage, it may not be instantly clear that the babies resemble each other. Give them a few weeks, and their identical nature will begin to seem uncanny.

Twins 35 weeks

Most of the progress the babies make around this stage is in terms of their movement and orientation. It is quite essential at this stage because their proper passing through the birth canal is on priority. The ideal position is termed to be when the babies have their heads pointing down and their legs pointing to your head. Some babies may take their time in getting into this position, and the mother will need to make small attempts to encourage her twins to do so.

Though your babies do need to put on more weight and grow to a certain height to reach what is medically termed as a full-fledged baby, they are in a pretty good condition to survive without any medical assistance, should you give birth to them in this week itself. They can stay in the same room as yours and would generally be able to breathe easily without any support. Despite that, the doctors and nurses would observe your babies frequently to keep track of their growth outside your womb. This is why doctors prefer that the babies spend yet another week inside the womb until they reach a proper value of weight and height.

Twins 35 weeks

What Is the Size of the Babies?

By the 35th week of pregnancy, your twins or triplets would be the size of a medium-sized melon. Their weight and height will continue to increase and that itself makes their chances of surviving outside the womb increase substantially. If you were to measure your babies from their crown to their feet, their length would turn out to be as long as 43-45 centimetres by now. Similarly, their weight reaches a large value, ranging anywhere between 2.2-2.5 kilograms.

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Common Bodily Changes

Most of the changes in the body that you experience in this week of your pregnancy are simply the lasting effects of a pregnancy that has been getting heavier by the passing week and taking quite a toll on your body as a result.

  • Your belly will be too big now. Furthermore, its own weight needs to be taken into account along with the weight of the large twins or triplets that are housed inside it. A lot of this load is being borne by your legs throughout the entire journey. This pressure can get overwhelming at times, which begins to exert a force on the nerves and on the veins that carry blood to the feet. These veins can start hurting and also pop out closer to the skin, making them visible in the form of dark bluish patterns all over your legs. Termed as varicose veins, these are commonly observed in pregnant women, especially in those expecting twins or multiple babies. Giving your feet some rest and keeping them elevated can help reduce this condition.
  • Of course, your babies are ready to be delivered, but that does not mean that various processes that keep them alive in your womb have started reducing. On the contrary, they are at their peak of functioning, making sure that your babies get all the support they need in these final stages. The blood circulation is heavily boosted and pumped to the uterus, allowing it to support the fully grown babies effectively. Such a large portion of blood also finds its way back to your gums, leading to a repeated presence of bleeding gums all over again. Proper dental hygiene needs to be ensured during this time. You should also include vitamin C rich food items in your diet.

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  • It should be known that you are carrying babies that are roughly 2 kilograms each, along with the weight of the uterus and the placenta, all within a small section of your body. The centre of gravity has shifted by a large amount, which tends to affect your gait quite easily. This can result in times when you fail to judge your own movements correctly since your tummy might also block your line of sight from your feet. Objects falling clumsily from your hands, accidentally hitting doors or tables, can be an oft-repeated phenomenon now. Extra care is definitely necessary to keep yourself safe in this time period.

Symptoms of Twin Pregnancy at 35 Weeks

Take all the previous pregnancy symptoms that you are well-versed with. Multiply their intensity, and that’s precisely what you’ll be experiencing in the 35th week of your pregnancy with multiple babies.

  • Your waddling nature and the tendency to find yourself moving around clumsily will make you feel like staying in one position and resting quietly. As beneficial as that truly is, there would be rare moments like those. For the rest of the time, you would constantly be going to the toilet. Your bladder will be under a lot of pressure from the heavy uterus. The tiniest amount of urine in the bladder would make you feel like visiting the loo often.
  • Your contractions would begin to make their mark quite easily around this time. Again, it is necessary to know whether these contractions are the Braxton Hicks ones, or actual contractions signalling your delivery. Your body is pretty close to practising the delivery procedure as well as preparing itself for the real thing. Therefore, the intensity of contractions might tend to be similar in nature. The key aspect to remember is that labour contractions will be regular, intense in nature, and will have an established frequency.

Twin Pregnancy – Belly at 35 Weeks

Your tummy would have a peculiar shape around this week, which would still be pretty rounded in its nature. While the uterus can even reach your ribcage, the babies would primarily be in the lower region. This expansion of the belly could stretch the skin to a large degree, causing an itching sensation or even a rash on it, which emerges in the form of small red coloured papules. These are totally benign and not harmful to your twins or triplets. If you face itching along with rashes, consult a physician.

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Twin Pregnancy at 35 Weeks – Ultrasound

Ultrasounds in this week would be accompanied by checks that look for the presence of any bacterial infection in your vagina. All the normal checkups would continue to observe your babies closely. The size of the foetus, heart rate, blood flow, amount of amniotic fluid, the condition of the cervix, umbilical cord placement, are just a few of the parameters that doctors observe intently with the scan. By this week, your babies will start responding to high-pitched noise.

What to Eat

Keeping your weight in check is extremely important in this week, and your doctor would recommend certain diet adjustments accordingly. Apart from that, you should continue, including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in your diet. Calcium and iron-rich foods should also be included. You can also continue with vitamin supplements.

Pregnancy Care Tips

Here are a few dos and don’ts that you can try during this stage.


  • Understand the difference between your contractions and see a doctor if the pain is intense.
  • Check your vaginal discharge to know if it is the usual one or because of the water breaking during pregnancy.


  • Keep away from seafood in this week since high mercury content can affect the babies easily.
  • Avoid staying awake for long hours because insomnia can leave you with low energy levels.

Twins Born at 35 Weeks

Twins or triplets born in this week don’t usually require any kind of medical attention. All that needs to be done is to make sure that their weight gain continues to be on track. They might be able to breastfeed immediately or might take a week or two with that. Storing your first milk can be a good decision in such a scenario.

What You Need to Shop for

Since your babies will be out any day now, make sure they have everything they need, such as feeding bottles, clothes, diapers, soft tissues, and other newborn baby care products.

The position of twins in the womb at 35 weeks plays a key role in ensuring safe and complication-free delivery. Trust your doctor to make the right decisions for you and welcome your little ones into the real world happily.

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