Ciera - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )
Is it true that sometimes a twin can be hidden on an ultrasound as far as 8 weeks? I am kinda nervous. I just had twins last February (10th) so my twins will be 1 year old tomorrow. They are fraternal so I knew the risk of conceiving twins again. I am now 3 months pregnant with an "oops" baby. Unplanned but I am excited now. This one is due when my twins will be 18 months.
My doctor did an ultrasound at 8 weeks and said he only "saw 1 but we would know for sure by 12 weeks." 12 weeks is tomorrow morning. If it's twins I will love them both as if I had purposed to conceive them both but obviously I am nervous about how difficult it could be. The ultra sound looked very clearly like ONLY one and when I had my twins, we had an ultra sound at ten weeks and they were very distinct and separate. I don't see how it could be possible to have a hidden twin.
Has it ever happened to someone where you did not see the second one at 8 weeks but then saw it at 12? Please calm my fears on this hidden twin situation. I know it is just bc tomorrow is my ultra sound and all of a sudden it hits me that "what if they DO see another one?" you know? what if i have a hidden twin? Please tell me if you have had an 8 weeker hidden twin you didn't know about until later on in the pregnancy.