Here’s what to expect when you are 38 weeks pregnant with twins:
By 38 weeks in the twin pregnancy your twins each average the following measurements:
Head circumference: 13.5″ (331mm)
Abdominal Circumference: 13.25″ (336mm)
Femur Length: 2.8″ (70mm)
What to Expect
Typical weight gain for Mom at this point is about one pound per week (0.6kg).
Total weight gain for the twin pregnancy so far will average between 40 to 56 pounds (18.1 to 25.4kg).
For more details on Mom’s health, see:
Mom & Baby at 38 Weeks Pregnant
If Your Twins Were Born This Week
Your twins are considered to term. They are typically born as healthy as their singleton counterparts. Twins born during the 38th week average a hospital stay of about 5 days and normally go home with Mom when she leaves the hospital.
What to Prepare This Week
Frankly, when Mom is 38 weeks pregnant with twins, the time to prepare is past. Wrap up any remaining items you need to handle today. By this time, you should be able to schedule a c-section if needed or desired. Talk to your doctor about the medical reasons for letting the pregnancy go beyond 38 weeks.
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By the time Mom reaches 38 weeks pregnant with twins, you have hopefully put everything you need into place for the twins’ arrival. If you’ve been diligent over the last several months, you might have a few days rest before the twins arrive.
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