Congratulations on being 32 weeks pregnant with Twins, you are now so close to bringing home those gorgeous babies! It’s an exciting yet overwhelming time, with so much to learn about the Twins fetal development and we are here to help you every step of the way. By 32 weeks, each twin weighs about 1.7kg (3.7lb) and measures about 42cm (16.5in) from head to foot (crown to heel). One twin may be bigger than the other.
Your babies’ bodies are now in proportion to their heads. In fact, they’re already starting to look very much like newborns! But your twins still have plenty of growing to do. They’re likely to gain at least 600g (1.5lb) before they’re born.
You may find that your babies’ movements feel a bit different this month. This is because they don’t have as much space to move around in your womb (uterus). As long as you can feel them squirming, you’ll know they’re fine.
By this stage, your babies will have started to experience REM sleep. This stands for rapid eye movement, and it’s during this type of sleep when children and adults have dreams. Many experts believe that your babies are dreaming too, though it’s anyone’s guess what they dream about!
Some babies have a full head of hair by now, while others have only a few wisps. The colour and texture of your twins’ hair will probably change over time. It may even fall out during the first few months after the birth, then grow again.
Around now, your twins should be getting ready for birth by turning upside-down, with their heads pointing downwards. Your obstetrician or midwife will pay careful attention to your twins’ position in the coming weeks. Some babies do turn back round again.
Your twins’ skulls are still soft and flexible, which will help them to move through the birth canal and out into the world. Their skin is gradually becoming less wrinkled and red, as white body fat builds up beneath the skin making it look smoother and paler.
For these and more fascinating facts, be sure to see the Baby Centre.
Now is a great time to start educating yourself on the wonderful world of Twins. Join our local group classes worldwide or stay in the comfort of your home and login to our live online classes which include Expecting Twins, Breastfeeding Twins, First Year with Twins and Sleep & Twins 101.
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