If you are pregnant with twins, you won't know if they are fraternal or identical until the day they are born. But there are some things you need to know before the births. When pregnant with twins, a woman needs to follow a completely different set of rules. Having twins with some women can be very risky ordeal, and depending on the mother to be's initial health, complications can develop.
But you shouldn't be scared, or get stressed out worrying about it. You just need to be aware and extra cautious. The first thing you may notice is that your uterus may grow more quickly or larger than normal. You'll want to see your doctor more often, as special tests may be necessary to make sure each embryo is growing properly. You also have the added risk of developing higher than normal blood pressures, so your doctor will want to keep an eye on that as well.
You will be eating for three for the next several months, so your doctor is going to suggest a diet that will give you around 3000 calories every single day. To not get enough nutrition, runs the chance of the babies being born underweight and possibly anemic. About half of the births of twins happen pre-term, so the chance of the babies being small may happen anyway. In a small percentage of twin pregnancies, one of the twins will die. The symptoms will be bleeding or spotting from the vagina, but shouldn't hinder the growth and development of the healthy twin.
Make sure while you are pregnant with twins to follow all of the doctors orders and do not miss any of your check-ups appointments.
After nine months of "Walking on eggshells", when your two healthy, happy babies are born, that's when you'll need to start following another completely different set of rules. You can find books that have the information you'll need fairly easy on the internet. Make sure to get one written by a mother!