twin pregancy 1 heartbeat

Amber - posted on 07/15/2010 ( 54 moms have responded )

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went to er last night turns out im having twins, 1 is devloped to 6 weeks and one is devloped to 7 weeks but they only detected one hear beat should i be worried?

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Victoria - posted on 10/08/2013

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I just found out that I am pregnant with faternal twins. One measured 10 weeks and 5 days and the only about 8 wks with no heart beat. The ob said not to get excited about the second baby. But I refuse to claim that in the name of Jesus Christ! Is there anything I can do to give my second baby a fighting chance? Thanks
Sincerely, Believer in the power of healing

Caryn - posted on 09/28/2012

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i am 26wks and 10 days and they told me i have a firbiod hiding behind the baby and i doh know if its a baby or is it a firbiod so i want to know what to do i have a feeling i am having twins

Lauren - posted on 07/30/2010

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I wouldnt be too worried, I had 6 or so ultrasounds before they discovered the second baby becasue she was always hiding, but then once they knew she was there when they would go to get the heartbeats they would have to play with her a little bit so she would move around to where they could get to her.

Sarah - posted on 07/29/2010

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My OB never really tried to get heartbeats with the doppler either I had a sonogram everyvisit to check growth and my cervic but I still ended up delivering at 31 weeks but my B/G twins were born big for their age and are doing great now

Julie - posted on 10/10/2012

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Had that happen with my twin boys every doctor visit. Even when I went to deliver they were beating together. Don't worry!

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Monique - posted on 12/23/2012

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I am currently 23 weeks pregnant with b/g twins. I went in for my 20 week check up and they couldn't find baby b heartbeat. They told me his heart just stopped, like that morning because they were measuring the right on point like they always have. I was sent to Sonographer and she couldn't find it, 2 hours later I was sent to Perintology Clinic and they still couldn't find it, so they told me that he was gone. What's strange is that I still feel the same movement that I felt on both sides when he was alive. My doctor told me it's because she could be kicking him. Anyone else ever experience this? I have told myself he is gone, just really wish the doctors where wrong this time :-(

Monique - posted on 12/23/2012

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I am currently 23 weeks pregnant with b/g twins. I went in for my 20 week check up and they couldn't find baby b heartbeat. They told me his heart just stopped, like that morning because they were measuring the right on point like they always have. I was sent to Sonographer and she couldn't find it, 2 hours later I was sent to Perintology Clinic and they still couldn't find it, so they told me that he was gone. What's strange is that I still feel the same movement that I felt on both sides when he was alive. My doctor told me it's because she could be kicking him. Anyone else ever experience this? I have told myself he is gone, just really wish the doctors where wrong this time :-(

Heather - posted on 09/14/2010

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Try not to worry (I know that's impossible) there is a good chance their hearts are beating in unison and it's still so early sometimes you just can't hear it yet. If it makes you feel any better I was told I was having 1 baby and I had two different ultrasounds at two different doctors offices and they listened to the heart beat at all my appointments until 21 weeks when they did the 3D ultrasound and told us we were having twins! Hang in there and Good Luck! :)

Amber - posted on 09/09/2010

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well things are now mor confusing, they had told me the other had died well i went to the er bout 2 weeks ago and they so 2 embicalcords but only one baby. i asked my doc about it because the second cord looked like it was going behind the one baby we know forsure is there and see said well there might still be 2 babies we just cant see it so i might not know till i delver or the other one decides to show itself. 16 weeks down 24 to go.

Sarah - posted on 08/19/2010

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just think of the mom that had 5 that they could see and baby 6 was hiding the whole time

Amanda - posted on 08/19/2010

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It took several vists for the doctors to pick up 2 clear heart beats on my twins.. However when they would check there is two heart beats but they were laying side by side and their heart beats were beating at the same rate

Amber - posted on 08/18/2010

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well at my last ultrasound they confrimed that there is only one now, but i cant keep but feeling that they are wrong.

Margarita - posted on 07/29/2010

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i also went to the ER @ 8 wks. they listened 4 the heartbeat & no1 heard 2 seperate heartbeats.. It wasnt until i had an ultrasound done @ 6mths pregnant that the tech said "Are there twins on either side of the family?" sure enough there was "baby A" & "baby B" for every1 to see... so all of my planning went out the window & i had to get a matching item to what we already had purchased (crib, clothes, bassinet, swing, double stroller etc..) it was quite a shock but in the end it was a BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE. Born @ 38 wks identical twin boys weighing in @ 5 lbs 9 oz & 5 lbs 1 oz. they are now a year old.. you'll b fine just have faith & know that you are in every1's prayers TAKE CARE OF YOUR GROWING BABY BUMP. Much Love to you & your family =)

Tiffany - posted on 07/28/2010

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when I found out I was having twins, I was only 5 wks. the funny thing is, is, 1 baby measured 5wks, and the other measured 5wks. and 2days. I got worried as well as you are, but my dr. explained that I'm most likely having faturnal twins. and it made since 2 me, I dropped 2 eggs, and sperm lives about 3 days right? so them I was also concerned about the whole twin pregnancy. The DR. aslo told me, a lot of twin preganacy's end in a singleton. I guess the more dominant twin would absorb the other one. Its called Vanishing twin. look it up. aparently the chance of the happening is during the first trimester. I was also told, that w/ twins, its really hard to pick up both heart beats. thank god for me, I was always able to hear both my babies. Is this your first pregnancy? if so, the book "what to expect whan expecting" is really good, it helped me through both my pregnancy's. There is also a lot of twin pregnancy books out there as well. congratulations on your pregnancy!!! and i hope everything works out great!!

Stephanie - posted on 07/28/2010

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My OB wouldn't even try to listen to the heart beats at my visits. She always did an ultrasound. I was admitted to the hospital at 32 weeks due to complications and they monitored me twice a day and it's so hard to pick up both heart beats. They had to do several ultrasounds to check that. Hope everything goes well! God bless!

Kristina - posted on 07/28/2010

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At many of my appointments with the twins, the midwife would find one heartbeat on the doppler, move it over, and find the exact same heart rate somewhere else, even though it was the other baby. Even when I was hooked up to the fetal monitors while delivering, my twins had nearly identical heartbeats. And they are fraternal. It was freaking the nurses out because they weren't sure if they were detecting each baby or only one. I think it's because my twins are just that connected to each other. :)

Tracy - posted on 07/28/2010

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Don't let an ER doctor tell you anything. What you should do as soon as you can, make a phone call to your OB. They will be able to tell you what you need to hear. They may calm your nerves. I know when I found out I was having twins I was so happy! However, I never had the issue of the doctor not finding their heartbeats because he and the specialist always use the sonogram to detect their heartbeats. So if the ER doc did not do it that way, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Twins are commonly smaller than the other. I had b/g twins last year and they were never the same size. One was smaller than the other.When they were born they were about 4 oz apart. You are not that far so don't put yourself through a lot of worrying. I would hear stuff from other people and then I would talk to my doctor. My doctor reassured me everything would be ok. They know more than anyone else. So don't put yourself through a lot of worries right now.

Amy - posted on 07/28/2010

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i went through fertility to get pregnant. Once I had a positive blood test, my doctor did a sono at 6 weeks. My HCG levels wre not doubling like they should so there was some reason for concern. At the first sono, they found 2 sacs. One was developing at a rate of 3-4 faster than the other. Baby A had a heartbeat and baby B didnt. I had been through a year of treatments and they told me to expect that baby B would fizzle out. The following sono a week later both had heartbeats. They both developed at the same rate from there on out. Baby b always measured a tad bit smaller and when they were born he was a couple ounces less than his brother. It is so early, there are so many different things that could happen. It is possible for the other sac to mature and develop healthy:)

Samantha - posted on 07/27/2010

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Congrates on the twins!! they are DOUBLE THE BLESSING!! Dont let the ER doc tell you their one heart beat. I almost lossed my twins cuz of a ER doc. But thats a different story. When we found out that we were having twins they didnt heat two heart beat for 12 weeks. than one day there it was. they said they could be on top of eachother or just sitting really low in your tummy. dont let this scare you. Stay relaxed and rest more than you are now. hope this helps you/ good luck!! your be in my praiers

Jenna - posted on 07/25/2010

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I was also told at 6 weeks that there were two sacs but only one heart beat. I was told that usually the 2nd sac just absorbs into the body and to come back in two weeks for another ultra sound just to confirm that. Well, at 8 weeks the ultra sound showed two babies and two heart beats. I now have two healthy three month b/g twins. And for me baby A (my son) always measured ahead of baby B (my daughter). She was brn at 4 lb 8 oz and he was 6 lb 1 oz. They are both healthy he is just genetically bigger then her. Having twins was very scary for me but everything came out great! Good lick with everything!

Sarah - posted on 07/24/2010

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and about the worrying it is going to happen everytime I went to the Dr I just knew they were going to tell me it was all over. We had tried for 4 years before I got pregnant and everytime I heard those heartbeats my heart melted and Now I am the proud Mommy of beautiful almost four year old B/G twins

Felicia - posted on 07/24/2010

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No. I didn't know I was having twins until I was on the delivery table and the doctor was looking for the afterbirth. There was only one heartbeat and one baby showed up on the monitor. Now, that was scary and crazy all at the same time. I was only prepared for one not two! Now they are 13!

Amber - posted on 07/24/2010

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I just want to thank everyone for advice as of last friday there was 2 hearts beats but completly diffrent from what the er said, they said it was faternal twins well turns out there are 2 babies but they are identical i got back on the 6th to see if baby b countiues to grows ill be 10 weeks, so i cant wait they still say their is a chance it can go either way but im keep praying and hoping everything works out.

Quilty - posted on 07/24/2010

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Try not to worry TOO much. (It's impossible not to worry SOME with any pregnancy!)



My doctor never heard two heartbeats that early. Didn't even know there were two in there until the routine ultrasound at 20 weeks.



Relax, take it easy, and try to distract yourself from dwelling on it.

Sharon - posted on 07/23/2010

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When I had my first u/s at 7 weeks, the doc told me I had a perfectly-sized singleton and to come back in 2 weeks for a full exam. I went back and HIS RESIDENT told me, "Oh, no one told me you're having twins." "That's because I'm not!" Yeah, well, guess who was right? 7 weeks is early, and I wouldn't put too much stock in the ER doc. I would, however, get to an ob or a perinatologist for further checks. Good luck!

Sharon
g/b twins who will be 3 in September!

Kathryn - posted on 07/23/2010

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I agree with the last poster... I went into the ER at 12 weeks pregnant with my twins, who are now 14 months old. After 2 hours, they still could not find 2 heartbeats... I was totally freaking out... luckily up to that point, it is kinda hit or miss whether or not all of the modern technology will pick up both heartbeats... especially since they can beat in unison, or be in little hiding places which makes it harder to hear anything at all!

Mary - posted on 07/23/2010

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Deffinately no need for concern at this point. I had twins and they could only hear one heartbeat at different times until they were about 13 weeks. One of my sons was very low and towards my back & the othe son was on top of him. The heart beat can also beat together at times too. I hope the reason you went to the ER is past and you are well.
God Bless, Mary

Sarah - posted on 07/20/2010

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I had the same thing Rebecca had happen happen to me at the six week sono the doc showed me a dark spot and said that is where C was. But it was nothing more than a spot I can not imagine if I saw an actual embryo with no heart beat but you also have to think about the fact that it could be two eggs and on got fertilized on a different day. My twins always measured about four days difference so it could just be that one heartbeat is not developed yet.

Chelle - posted on 07/20/2010

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I had my first ultrasound at 6 weeks and twin a didn't have a heart beat went back at 9 weeks for next scan and the heart beat was there ..best of luck :)



We couldn't see the heart beating even though u could with twin b and they are now healthy 5 month olds :)

Chrina - posted on 07/20/2010

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I am the mother of twin girls. They only heard one heart beat at every appt. I finally,at 6months, had an ultrasound and we all discovered I was having twins. I carried to to full term and was induced at 38wks. They were 6lbs and 5lbs 2oz. We were able to go home just two days after delivery. I don't think I would be concerned. Every pregnancy is different, but honestly I think you are just fine! Congrats on twins! :-)

Amanda - posted on 07/20/2010

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If the dr didn't seem concerned, then for right now I wouldn't worry. It can be hard to hear both heart beats this early. If you are really concerned, talk to your obgyn. I had twins, found out at 13 weeks. Its common for one to be just a little more developed than the other twin, mine were about a week difference and are both normal and right on schedule with the development and milestones. Good luck! If you need advice on twins just ask.

Rachel - posted on 07/19/2010

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When babies are that young, and especially when there is two in there, it can be difficult to detect both heartbeats. Also it is easy to confuse the second heart beat with being the first one. I would not be worried at this point, instead just keep treating your body as though you where having two and take care of yourself and get plenty of nutrition. Good luck and congrats on being a momma of two!
-Rachel B. Isom

Mishka - posted on 07/19/2010

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hi just take it easy. i was around 4 weeks along when i found out i was preggies. with my second ultrasound at 6 weeks my husband was joking for a whole week that its twins. he mentioned this to the doctor and he told us that there is only one heart beat. when i went back to my 12 week scan the doctor looked and very casually said "oh do u see there is two of them". i went into total shock. i asked how could that be there was only one heart beat before. it seems the one twin was lying at the back and they could not pick it up. only when i heard the heart beats i believed him (and also i was already looking like someone who was five months preggies). all my hubby could say was i told you so. further into the pregnancy it happened twice that they could not pick up my son's heart beat. but by the grace of God and a lot of prayers i now have two beautifull 15 month old babies. good luck and enjoy the ride

Amanda - posted on 07/19/2010

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I had a simular situation. I went to the OB one day for my monthly checkup and the doctor could only find one heartbeat and I knew there should have been two since I was having twins.. I made them do a ultrasound to check and when they did, the babies were right next to each other and their heart rates were the same but the machine could only pick up the one heart beat because of the way they were siutated.

MELODY - posted on 07/18/2010

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when i was peg, i was haveing 1 baby, they only heard 1 heart beat, then when it was time ,i had 2. so dont worry, they never heard 2 heart beats

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I would wait to get into the OBGYN (or your reg doctor) before you put any weight into a heart beat or 2! Sometimes the ER docs are in a rush and dont always know what to look for or to take the time to help solve all the worlds issues. OR because you are not really in a life threaten place they just let it go and move onto someone one that "really" needs help. (I hope that didnt sound to harsh ~ I could not do an ER job ~ to much stress)

I would agree that its early yet and so I would make an appointment w/ ur reg OB and see what you can learn from that....

Hugs!

My twins were also a week apart from 6 weeks to 16 weeks when baby b caught up...the docs told us each time it could have gone either way.

Heather - posted on 07/18/2010

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Alot of times the hearbeat can't even be detected until 10 weeks. I wouldn't worry just yet!

Kelli - posted on 07/17/2010

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I think more pregnancies than you realize start out as twins. Lots of times one of the babies vanishes (is re-absorbed). Now that women get ultrasounds so early twin pregnancies are being detected much sooner. My ultrasound tech had me scared to death at my six week appointment when she told me there were two babies....but not to count on two babies. I thought it was really harsh, but she said she sees it all the time that you come back in a month and only one of the babies is visible/viable. It may be that both babies are fine (mine were) or it may be that one is re-absorbed and you still get one precious health baby. One or two...all are blessings.

Amy - posted on 07/17/2010

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i had that happen a couple times when i was pregnant with my girls. don't over think it because you can stress yourself too much and endanger yourself and the babies. talk to you dr and they can reassure you. My girls stayed about a week apart up until the last month of my pregnancy then baby a finally caught up with baby b. good luck and email me if you have any questions. Like i said I've in your shoes and its scary but stay calm and things will be ok

Heather - posted on 07/17/2010

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My babies measured a week apart all the way through my pregnancy and were both very healthy babies. Please don't stress!

Tansy - posted on 07/17/2010

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Sometimes it depends where the other twin is laying i had it like twice where they couldnt hear one heart beat .. just wait and see but do not let it scare you x

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Congrats on your pregnancy!! I would guess that you are probably going to end up only having one baby. No heartbeat at 7 weeks (which has to be the date of the pregnancy since the bigger one (baby A) is measuring 7 weeks) more than likely means that baby B just stopped developing around 6 weeks and isn't viable. It's still early, so there is always a chance that baby B could be viable as of your next ultrasound, so all you can do is wait. I had the same thing happen with one of my triplets and I went on to give birth to twins. The triplet was present at my 7 week ultrasound but didn't have a heartbeat and was measuring at about 5 1/2 weeks instead of 7 like the other two. It still didn't have a heartbeat at the next u/s either. The triplet just ended up re-absorbing into my body as the pregnancy continued. As I mentioned, I went on to give birth to healthy twins.

Gail - posted on 07/16/2010

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With my second pregnancy I lost the twin at 6 weeks but it is still very early at that point and can be just too small to detect a heartbeat.

Melisah - posted on 07/16/2010

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um kind of hard to tell but take it easy for now. my eldest son was a twin but i lost his twin at 8wks of pregnancy my son is now 9yrs old

Kandice - posted on 07/15/2010

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Probably beatin together or one is just hiding where you can't hear it... My daughter always hid from the technology.... lol Even ultrasounds I have a 3d ultrasound where she put her hands just like she was hiding its too cute! LOL You're babies will be just fine, I'll keep you in my prayers! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Heather - posted on 07/15/2010

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At 7 weeks I wouldn't be worried at all. The hearts are probably beating together as Britta said and even with an ultra sound at 7 weeks it would be hard to determine two separate beats.

Amber - posted on 07/15/2010

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thank you i had a ultrasound last night at thats how i foound out it was twins ive done alot of research and it seems to be normal but it can still go either way.

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alot of times their hearts may be beating in unison so you may only hear one heart beat. They should do an ultrasound to be able to see each heart beating individually. Good luck.

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