Today for TTTS Tuesday I want to focus on symptoms of TTTS. If you know anyone pregnant with identical twins, there ARE symptoms. I did not know this, yet I had 4 of the 5 symptoms below by 14 weeks gestation, which I blew off and just assumed it was from having two babies in my belly!
My OBs did not ask me at any point before the diagnosis at 20 weeks if I had any of these TTTS symptoms.
The following information is copied directly from the American Pregnancy Association.
Does the mother have any signs of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome?
A mother whose twins have TTTS may experience:
- Sensation of rapid growth of the womb
- A uterus that measures large for dates
- Abdominal pain, tightness, or contractions
- Sudden increase in body weight
- Swelling in the hands and legs in early pregnancy
Is there anything else that I need to be aware of if I have been diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome?
The Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation recommends that weekly ultrasounds be performed after 16 weeks through the end of the pregnancy to monitor TTTS. They recommend that this be done evenif the warning signs of TTTS have decreased.
The TTTS Foundation can be contacted at http://www.tttsfoundation.org/or at 1-800-815-9211.
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