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could i be having twins??

Krista - posted on 01/09/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )




i just took an "are you having twins" quiz.. and it said its quite possible im having twins! what im most concerned about is that ive been gaining a lot of weight.. (im usually 125) and im only 5weeks pregnant but im already showing.. my father in law even said that i look pregnant before we told him i was. this is my 3rd pregnancy and ive never gotten this big so fast! also, the quiz mentioned twins running in the family.. and my grandmother was a twin


Amanda - posted on 01/14/2012




Questions online can not tell you that you are having twins. It is normal to show very early by the 3rd pregnancy. Twins in a family doesnt determine you will have twins also. I am a twin, I have twin cousins and twin uncles. There are zero twins in my generation for my family. Only an ultrasoun will determine twins.


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Celeste - posted on 01/14/2012




Sure, you could be having twins but the only way to determine that you're having twins is by u/s

My twin pregnancy was #2 and #3. The m/s was way worse with my singleton pregnancy than my twin pregnancy. And I have ZERO family history.

So, it's very hard to say without an u/s at the beginning

Kristy - posted on 01/14/2012




Maybe you are but maybe your not. The only way to know is to have an ultrasound. I am pregnant with my third baby and i still have 12 weeks to go. I am almost the same size i was at 40 weeks with my second and he was 9lbs 5ozs. I was showing very early and by 12 weeks everyone knew as i could'nt hide it, but i am only having one baby this time. So go see your doctor and get an ultrasound if you can't wait to know. Good luck.

Christiana - posted on 01/13/2012




Each pregnancy is different. My sister when she was pregnant with her 1st she barely looked pregnant her whole time. But by her 4th she got bigger faster. When I was pregnant for my twins I was huge, I did show early, but you never know. It could just be that this is your 3rd pregnancy and your body is already making room for baby.

Brianna - posted on 01/10/2012




they say the more pregnancys u have had the faster u will show cuz her muscels are already stretched

Bonnie - posted on 01/10/2012




I am pregnant with my third right now and I started showing at around 6 or 7 weeks. No twins for me.

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Ah.... so that's why I had twins. ;) I qualify for all but one of those (since my twins were the first pregnancy)....

Krista - posted on 01/09/2012




well some of the other questions in the quiz that were true are.. intense nausea or vomiting.. the more full term pregnancies youve had, the greater your chances... you find out your pregnant right after getting off birth control... and it says although it sounds like a myth, studies show that if you concieve in warmer weather you could have twins (i concieved during our cruise in the caribbean)

Liz - posted on 01/09/2012




I got pregnant with my 3rd son when my second was 8 months old. I had to have an early ultrasound because they thought I might be having twins. My midwife said I was likely just showing earlier and measuring bigger because I got pregnant so soon after my 2nd, and my 2nd was a big baby (9# 12 oz and I'm only 5'1"). Good luck with whatever you find out!

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I had twins in my first pregnancy and wasn't even starting to show (and only w/ my clothes off) til 12 weeks. When I was pregnant w/ my third child I was showing more at 5 weeks w/ him than when I was at 12 weeks w/ his sisters.

Sure you COULD be pregnant w/ twins, but you certainly couldn't tell just off of the information that you've posted. Only an ultrasound could prove it.

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