hello ladies, my hubs seems to think that i'm pregnant with twins. i said "if so, i'll be huge!!" he said "nah, twins are smaller than normal babies!" i stood my ground in saying that that wasnt the case & so did he.
a girlfriend had twins at 38 weeks in Feb - one was 6lb 13oz, the other was 7lb2oz. These are seen as a very acceptable size for a singleton pregnancy. (Both born Vaginally - drug free)
This isn't always the case but shows that twins can be the same as a singleton preg
CArrying twins physically you tend to be bigger as you are carrying 2 babies so at least 10-12 pound generally speaking, as there are 2 babies in there a freinds twins were 6lb 5oz and 4lb 10oz so therefore 10 pound
whereas my son was born 6lb 10 0z.... so nearly half?
I had a friend who's partner had non-identical twin boys they were 8 pound something each. That's over 16pounds in baby alone not to mention placenta, fluid etc. My son was born past 41weeks and was only 7pound 13oz (which is a very healthy weight) and lost 10kg in total as soon as he was born, this girl must have been huge. Even if the twins were smaller it's still double everything else so usually twin mummies are bigger than singletons. So you were right. (but as a woman you already new that wink