One of the first things many women consider when they find out they're pregnant is whether or not they're having twins. It might scare you, it might thrill you, but either way, the thought will cross your mind. How could it not? With more and more twins being born every year, you're likely to know a few pairs yourself. Maybe they run in your family, or your partner's family, and you're desperate to know how many babies you're baking. Look no further. These signs you might be pregnant with twins are the most common symptoms reported and easiest to watch out for.
Multiple births are at an all-time high, according to the Pew Research Center. By their accounting, "In 2014, 3.5 percent of all babies born were twins, triplets, or higher-order multiples, accounting for almost 140,000 births." That's a ton of babies. Most of the moms I spoke to were pretty sure they were having twins, but a few seemed to be completely gobsmacked when their OB-GYNs gave them the news. I don't know about you, but I'd rather know. Most of the symptoms are exaggerated versions of the typical symptoms, but there's one or two that might surprise you if you didn't know about them. (You know, until you hear two heartbeats and really get the shock of your life.)