Lisa - posted on 02/23/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a 16 month old son and I really believe he was supposed to have a twin. I feel it in my heart but I have no idea how to ever find out the truth...or if I even can. During the beginning of my pregnancy with him my hormone levels were doubled what the normal range was for how far along I was at the time. My doctor actually made the comment about twins when he noticed how high the levels were. Well at about 6 1/2 weeks I started bleeding and thought I was having another miscarriage (I'd had 3 previous losses before). I went to the hospital and they did some bloodwork, did a pelvic exam (where they took a sample from the bleeding), and an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed a perfect little jelly bean with a beating heart. After the ultrasound they sent me home and said since the baby looked okay that I was fine but to come back in a few days to repeat the bloodwork to "be sure". When the blood work was redone the hormone levels had dropped down to what would be "normal" for how far I was. My son was born after a very difficult pregnancy with pre-term labor at 31 weeks and him being born at almost 35 weeks. I still however can't get over this feeling he was supposed to have a twin born with him. I went back a few months ago to get my records from that hospital visit but I suppose since they saw him on the ultrasound they just discontinued doing the rest of the tests with the clots/blood from the pelvic exam because there is no record of it.......Am I completely crazy? Is there any way of knowing the truth? Or should I just listen to everyone else and be glad with my son and forget about it?
Sorry for the long ramble! I just don't have anyone else to talk to about this....Thanks! ♥ Lisa