If You Think Your Twin Might Have Been Missed On Early Ultrasound...
This post is NOT meant to give false hope to expectant mothers but...
I have collected various posts about twins being missed on early ultrasounds and I thought you might find it interesting to read. If anyone knows of anyone who has had a similar experince or has experineced this themselves...please reply!! Lets see how many we can collect. :)
"I just found out at my 20 week appointment that I was having twins. I had two previous ultrasounds due to bleeding and they never saw the second baby. So it was definately a surprise! It can happen for you! Good luck to you! "
were your first two ultrasounds vaginal? and what weeks were they? just curious! congrats on having twins!!!
Yep. They were both vaginal ultrasounds. I had the first one around 6 weeks because I was bleeding - bright red. Then I had the second one around 10 weeks since I still had spotting from my previous appointment. Both ultrasounds were not done by the doctor but by a new nurse (at least she seemed new - I hadn't met her before and she didn't make me feel confident while answering my questions). The first ultrasound showed a sac without a heartbeat. Then at the 10 week ultrasound I saw a fully formed baby with heartbeat. We had no idea that there were two until we went to our 20 week ultrasound to find out the sex. The doctors assumed we knew and started talking about Baby A and Baby B. Then we questioned them on it and they confirmed that we were in fact having twins and thought we already knew due to the previous ultrasounds! It was shocking! We're excited but very stressed!!!
Author : whitneyeh
I am 17 weeks PG, after two U/S (which just showed one) went to see if we could tell the sex and we were told SUPRISE there are two. Two Identical boys.
Now all of the feelings I have been feeling wich I put off on general pregnancy are all of the sudden worrysome to me.
Anyone else have occasional pain in there vaginal area?
Anyone else about my gestation get out of breath walking 20 feet? And if so, what do you do about it, I have an active job.
Anyway, just wnated others to chat with about what I am feeling.
I didn't find out I was having twins until I went in for the amnio. I had many ultrasounds prior to this appointment but never had we seen a second baby. They think I am having identical girls. I also experienced being out of breath by just walking a few steps and forget trying to get in and out of bed! The doctor said this could all be part of multiple pregnancy since blood flow is being shunted away from you and more towards the babies. I hate to tell you..but these symptoms probably won't get better. My blood pressure has always been low and continues to be normal. My resting heart rate has gone up considerably and sometimes I feel like I will never be able to catch my breath. When this happens, you must sit down and put your feet up and just focus on your breathing. Good luck to you and your babies.
Lisa (cesearean scheduled march 24, 2004)
"ABSOLUTELY!!!!! I had an intravaginal ultrasound at eight weeks with the twins. I, the doctor, and everyone in the room only saw one baby. I took a picture home of the little peanut and proudly showed everyone my "one" little baby. I commented to everyone--"Well, now I KNOW there is only one in there, so I guess twins isn't what is causing the terrible morning sickness." At every doctor appointment, the nurse would comment how she was hearing an "echo" of my own heartbeat on the doppler. It wasn't until 18 weeks that the doctor did another ultrasound and both babies appeared. What a shock!"
I always measured "normally" for what we thought was a singleton pregnancy. We had an ultrasound at 10 weeks and only saw one baby. Our second ultrasound at 20 weeks showed twins. We were shocked! Around 19 weeks, I was feeling incredible movement and told my dr that I thought I could be having twins. He just laughed and said that every pregnant mother thinks that at some point in their pregnancy. He then assured me that I was definitely only expecting ONE baby, that I was measuring too small for twins. I also had lost about 10 pounds so I wasn't even showing a large weight gain. Once we found out we were expecting twins, I told my dr. that I was concerned that I wasn't measuring large or gaining much weight. He assured me that everything was fine and that every pregnancy is different. So, I 'm not too worried about it. Hope this helps.
P.S. I'm now 25 weeks and I'm definitely much larger. It seems like I tripled in size this last month. It kind of sneaks up you you!
"This was my fourth pregnancy and progressing typical of my other pregnancies, except one factor -- I was a lot bigger than I had ever gotten with any of my children. At 14 weeks along my OB/GYN couldn’t find the baby’s heartbeat, so he became concerned. At that point he decided to do a quick ultrasound to determine whether there was a problem or not. At that point he said the baby was doing great, but a little bit small for my estimated due date. He scheduled me for another ultrasound the next month to check on my baby’s progress. One month later, at 20 weeks, I had the ultrasound. During the ultrasound, my OB/GYN noticed something strange when he was trying to determine the sex of the baby -- it was a second head.
My OB/GYN told me that I was going to be having twins. Identical twin boys. My husband nearly passed out -- we were doubling the size of our family in one shot."
Well I didnt know I was having twins until I was 22 wks. They had done a u/s at 11wks no sigh. So they can miss them. They always have trouble finding the heartbeats. The heartbeats are so different though. Good luck.
"We had a picture on the refridgerator of ONE baby, I had an ultrasound vaginally at 13 weeks and have had appointments where the heartbeat was listened to as well....... no sign of twins.... well here I am at 22 weeks we went in Thursday night for an ultrasound, and the lady says "there's another head in here"...... ummm what I completely thought she was joking since she was friendly with us. Well she wasn't she said "no really you guys didn't know your having twins like it was the most amazing thing on earth as these days they don't miss that stuff too often. They had to call in someone special to finish!
We are in total and utter shock of course the good kind but shock nevertheless, I don't think all the emotions have quite set in yet..."
They are GIRLS by the way. "
"We had an ultrasound to rule out ectopic at 7 weeks, it showed 1 sac, no baby and an area of bleeding. The following week we found two babies and two heart beats!"