two heart beats?
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Lanelle - posted on 09/09/2009
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...
Kristin - posted on 09/12/2009
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. :)
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
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.
Kristy - posted on 09/09/2009
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
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.
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
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
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!
Jennifer - posted on 09/08/2009
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.
Michelle - posted on 09/08/2009
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
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!
Dayna - posted on 09/07/2009
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
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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