HELLO, recently found out I'm expecting twins, Baby A weighing @ 8 weeks 6 days Baby B weighing @ 7 weeks. The doctor informed me the babies are 9 days apart in weight so the chances I ovulated twice is very rare and his other conclusion is that Baby B will not make it and to prepare for the worst and hope for the best basically. I would really like somewhat of clarification on this maybe some hope that someone out there has gone through the same with a positive outcome. Please help me set my mind at ease
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Dove - posted on 09/16/2012
Ovulating twice IS rare, but it does happen. Telling you that one probably wouldn't make it was horrible. Sure... that may very well be possible, but without any further monitoring first I think that was just heartless of the doctor to say that right off the bat. They both have a heart beat, so that in itself is a positive sign.
Definitely get a second opinion with a doctor that doesn't sound so 'doom and gloom'. Now you are aware that it IS possible that baby B won't make it (who isn't aware that there is always a chance of loss when you are pregnant anyway?)... find someone who will answer all your questions and give you the BEST possible scenarios.
Congratulations and good luck!
Charla - posted on 09/16/2012
Basically the way it works is the Dr.'s measure the baby length to figure out how what gestational age they are. He is saying that it is very rare to ovulate twice in one cycle, so what maybe happening is baby B is growing at a slower rate than baby A or has stopped growing. But I have not come across this happening early in pregnancy so I can't help explaining the out come very well. I hope nothing but the best for you and your babies!
Katherine - posted on 09/16/2012
I myself have never experienced it but have had friends and friends of friends had it happen. They turned out fine. I think doctors make you think the worst, I don't know why.....why do they think the other won't make it?
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