Well you are nearly there now! Once past 28 weeks the chance of survival goes up considerably and complications decrease. When you get to 32 weeks I always think you have made it as your babies will survive with even less intervention. After 36 weeks they are on their own and can feed independently. Twins are often delivered early due to concern that the placenta can not cope. Size of bump has nothing to do with it! As for your poor bladder being squished. I think it is all about getting you in training for being constantly on the go and up through the night once the baby arrives!
One of the most important issues towards the end of pregnancy, if not for all of the pregnancy, is your diet and the amount of sugar you consume. Gestational diabetes is very common and even more common in twins. Sugar is in everything. Start with breakfast and read the sugar content on the packets of cereal. Weetabix has one of the lowest sugar content, provided you don’t then add any! Weetabix has 4.4gr. in 100 gr. serving. Bread contains a lot of sugar especially the white sliced variety. Eggs however do not but then the old question of how many eggs should you eat a week is raised and there is no answer for that. I would recommend not eating eggs every day as a good starting point. Sweet fruits such as grapes, mango, apricots, and dried fruits also contain a surprising amount of sugars and should be avoided in pregnancy. The obvious group of cakes, biscuits and pastries are delicious but the sugar load adds up very quickly and having a healthy alternative is much better for you. You can never go wrong with apples and pears or even better is raw carrots with something like humous. Carbonated drinks are another source of sugar and even diet drinks are full of sugars. Alternatives to sugar or artificial sweeteners also stress the pancreas just like real sugars so they also need avoiding. So no more celebratory cakes!
© Dr Claire Winstanley 2013