9 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

Here’s what to expect when you are 9 weeks pregnant with twins:

Fetal Development

By 9 weeks in the twin pregnancy each of your twins will be about 0.9 inches long (23 mm) from crown to rump. Each baby is about the size of a grape.

Your twins’ heads are still disproportionately large compared to their bodies but their eyes are now moving from the side of the head to the front.

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What to Expect

Typical weight gain for Mom at this point is about one pound per week.

Total weight gain for the twin pregnancy so far will average between 9 to 14 pounds (4 to 6.4 kg).

Mom may have headaches, mood swings, and continuing morning sickness.

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From Your Fellow Twin Parents

Sharie R. – “Mom has felt very tired this week. I can’t wait until I can find out the gender, this is so exciting!”

Pictures and Video

Here’s an ultrasound video of what you might see at 9 weeks pregnant with twins:

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Belly Picture at 9 weeks:
9 Weeks Pregnant With Twins Belly

Dad’s Thoughts

Recent ultrasounds will likely have reassured you that things are on track with your twins. As the first trimester comes to a close, you should be making your list of preparations you’ll need to put in place before your twins arrive.

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Sources: When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy by Dr. Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein and Babycenter’s Average fetal length and weight chart

Further Reading

Dad's Guide to Raising Twins book
Don't forget to pick up a copy of the definitive guide to raising twins. "Dad's Guide to Raising Twins" was written for fathers of twins to help guide you through the first several years with twins. Click here to learn more about the book and get your copy.

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