two heart beats?

JC - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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Did you and your doctor hear two heart beats right from the start of your pregnancy? Did your doctor say it was twins?

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Lanelle - posted on 09/09/2009

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I jsut had an ultrasound last a week ago today to confirm my duedate and also to make sure implantation had occured in the correct spot. I had placenta previa with my first child. When they did the transvaginal ultrasound at 5 weeks 5 days they confirmer that they saw two yolk sacs, it took them awhile to find the heart tones. But when they did it was a beaultiful thing 91 and 116 bpm. I will be going back on the 24 for another ultrasound and I can not wait to hear them againg!!! The whole thing about the vanishing twin syndrome has me a little scared...

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Sara - posted on 09/12/2009

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My doctor thought he heard 2 heartbeats in January, did a sonogram in February and I delivered the end of April, 2 1/2 weeks early!! Not much notice!

Kristin - posted on 09/12/2009

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Went in for the 8 wk routine ultrasound by myself because I didn't think my husband would be missing anything at 8 weeks (this was our second child). The ultrasound tech asked me right away if this pregnancy had been any different for me so far and I said, yes, that I had been a lot sicker. She then told me very nonchalantly, That's because there are two babies." I told the office workers that I wasn't safe to drive (from being in total shock), but they thought I was kidding. I somehow made it safely back to my mother's house where my mom was watching my 3 yr old and then called my husband and told him that we would need a bigger car. :)

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After trying to have a baby for 14 years, our surrogate called from her doctor's office so I could hear our babies' heartbeats over the phone. Those two heartbeats were THE BEST sound I ever heard...that is, until my kids learned to say "mommy".

Beth - posted on 09/12/2009

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No, my girls heartbeat rates were so close to eachother throughout most of my pregnancy. I found out at 16 weeks when I was measuring much bigger than I should have been. I don't think they usually hear the two heartbeats, most people find out by US, because they are bigger than normal or are having other issues.

Melissa - posted on 09/12/2009

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My doctor does an ultrasound for the first two visits for all new pregnancies, so at eight weeks we saw twins. I didn't hear their heartbeat for a long time after that since my doctor did ultrasounds each time.

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Hi No there were not two heartbeats..in fact I did not know there were two babies until I delivered the first one. Of course this was back in 1976 and pre ultrasound. Also I carried them for over ten months!!!

Laura - posted on 09/11/2009

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i knew at the start and was not surprised i felt insane movement very early. plus twins were in my family alot of them lol! twin identical girls and it has been an adventure and a blessin!

Marjorie - posted on 09/10/2009

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I also had an ultrasound at 8 weeks, because we had a little help from a fertility doctor. So we say those two little flashing heartbeats on the screen, and we both teared up.

Ellen - posted on 09/10/2009

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When i had my first ultrasound for a due date as i was on the pill at the time i was 5 weeks, we saw two sacs and heard two heart beats.

Dana - posted on 09/09/2009

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my doctor only looked for one heartbeat...as they had no reason to suspect twins...then a month later i found out i was having twins...then they looked for 2 heartbeats!

Kristy - posted on 09/09/2009

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my doctor checked for heartbeats from about 4 weeks on, there was one but i was so sick and looked about 3 months pregnant they thought i was way farther along - this was at about 6 weeks - so they sent me for the ultrasound and there they i was having twins!! i heard both their heartbeats!! it was like nothing i had ever heard before. :)

Liz - posted on 09/09/2009

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By the time I was able to find a ob ( stupid insurance) I was 4 months pregnant. The doc thought he heard two heart beats, but wrote the second one off as mine. So a few weeks later when my husband and I got an elected Ultrasound to tell the gender of the baby, we were all surprised when we found out that it was twins. a boy and a girl.

Madolyn - posted on 09/09/2009

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Only one baby was seen at the 9 week ultrasound....two heartbeats were heard at 22 weeks. up until then, twins were not suspected nor looked for. 4th pregnancy @ 37 years old.

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We endured the trials and tribulations of fertility issues for 2 1/2years. I found out I was pregnant, and I was about 4 weeks. I went in for a scan with my reproductive endocronologist at 4 weeks and 4 days. They not only confirmed the pregnancy, but confirmed it was twins! :-) At 6 weeks, we heard both heartbeats. They sounded like galloping horses. It was amazing!

Cally - posted on 09/09/2009

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I had blood drawn for the test for abnormalities taken when I was 5 months preg. I was informed that the results came back for the baby to have an abnormality and they scheduled an ultrasound. SO SCARY That is when we saw two babies with heartbeats in unison. We were not sure if one or both may still have a birth defect or not, because the test was positive. Uncertain for the next 4 months was excrutiating. Thankfully they were both born very healthy at 38 weeks. 5lbs 10 oz and 6lbs 1 oz.

Jocelyn - posted on 09/09/2009

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I went in for my first scan at 6 weeks and we saw 2 sacs but only one heartbeat. the doctor said this was somewhat normal and to come back in a week. We went back a week later and saw and heard both heartbeats! Its was the best sound in the world!

Stephanie - posted on 09/08/2009

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no, they didn't hear two heartbeats. My twins' heartbeats were practically the same, so they couldn't really distinguish between them. But they saw the two heartbeats on the ultrasound at 14 weeks.

Jennifer - posted on 09/08/2009

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My doctor always does an ultrasound for the first OB appointment to determine a better "due date". It was then that we saw two babies. I've only had one other OB appointment since then and they did another ultrasound then to see the heartbeats and determine if they were fraternal or identical twins.

Linga - posted on 09/08/2009

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Yes, with my twins we heard two heartbeats. BUT I am also a twin and my parents said my twin sister and my heartbeats were in unison

Michelle - posted on 09/08/2009

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They did not hear two heartbeats. They decided to do an ultrasound at about 6.5 weeks cause I had some pain. It was on the ultrasound they saw two heartbeats. For several weeks after that, they would do ultra sounds to check for heartbeats. It is hard to find two heartbeats early on because they may sound like an echo, or if their rates are similar, they don't know if they are detecting the same one each time, or two different ones.

Linda - posted on 09/08/2009

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I was so sick they did a scan at 8 weeks to make sure the "baby" was where it was ment to be.....then turned out there was a surprise of 2 "babys" LOL But you could see the 2 little heart beats.......soooo gorgeous you never forget that first sight of them!

Jodie - posted on 09/08/2009

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i was given a dating scan at 16 weeks abd that's when we discovered it ws twins!! Up unil then they had only heard one heart beat

Sarah - posted on 09/07/2009

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I did not find out I was having twin until I was 21 weeks and I had already had an ultrasound. They never heard the second heart beat until then. It was a total surprise but a great one.

Dayna - posted on 09/07/2009

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my doctor listened for a second heartbeat because I was so much larger than I should have been, but we could only hear one. Then I had my ultrasound to determin if I was actually farther along than we originally thought and thats when they saw two babies and got a good read on both heart beats. I was 6 months at that point though. What a surprise that was!

Shelley - posted on 09/07/2009

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I had my 1st ultrasound at 8 weeks to get a 'more accurate due date', so yes, we knew from the very beginning that it was twins. I don't understand these doctors who only do heartbeats for the first several months, but I'm not a doctor..

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