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Old Aug 1st, 2018, 15:05 PM   1
BabyPratt2018
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Omg I canít Believe it. Not 1, But two. Worried.com


So I went to the ER this morning for a piece of mind. Iíd been having some cramping. According to last menstrual, due date is set to be March 29. Iím supposed to be 5w5d. Well when the did the ultrasound, the tech showed me the screen and told me Iím having twins. She couldnít yet see the babies but here where two gestational sacs and two yolk sacs. One measuring 5w2d the other measuring 6w0d. Iím worried one one develop all the way. Anyone else experience this?



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Old Aug 1st, 2018, 18:37 PM   2
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Hi! I haven't experienced but just thought I would post to try and help ease your mind. I'm not a doctor, and only time will tell if both babies will be viable. Fxed they are.

But I have heard of situations where a woman ovulates twice, sometimes days apart. Resulting in fraternal twins with different gestational ages. I think it's called dizyogtic ovulation and superfetation. Not common, but it happens.

What I have been told in the ER is that the ER machines are not nearly as good as the ones in gyn clinics. You also have people operating them who, yes, are trained to operate them but rarely do. They don't have the same level of skill. I have been scanned many times in the ER. One time I had to explain what was on the screen to the ER nurse and the other the ER doctor couldn't figure out how to zoom in or get the heart rate so he just "eyeballed it". And when they are that small, a cm can be the difference of days. So measurements/dates can be off really easily.

Oh also it’s typical for one twin to smaller/ gets more of the nutrients. My brothers are twins and one was much larger than the other in uteri

The fact that both sacs have a yolk sac is a good sign. When I had my vanishing twin, by 6w3d the second sac was so barely visible and the doctor didn't see anything in it.

Hopefully this helps ease your mind, but I am also a fan of when in doubt call the doctor for reassurance.



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2018, 22:55 PM   3
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Congratulations! I was kind of hoping for twins.
But I think it being so early, a few days off should be nothing to worry about. Do you know when you'll get your next scan?



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2018, 04:09 AM   4
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Hi! I haven't experienced but just thought I would post to try and help ease your mind. I'm not a doctor, and only time will tell if both babies will be viable. Fxed they are.

But I have heard of situations where a woman ovulates twice, sometimes days apart. Resulting in fraternal twins with different gestational ages. I think it's called dizyogtic ovulation and superfetation. Not common, but it happens.

What I have been told in the ER is that the ER machines are not nearly as good as the ones in gyn clinics. You also have people operating them who, yes, are trained to operate them but rarely do. They don't have the same level of skill. I have been scanned many times in the ER. One time I had to explain what was on the screen to the ER nurse and the other the ER doctor couldn't figure out how to zoom in or get the heart rate so he just "eyeballed it". And when they are that small, a cm can be the difference of days. So measurements/dates can be off really easily.

Oh also itís typical for one twin to smaller/ gets more of the nutrients. My brothers are twins and one was much larger than the other in uteri

The fact that both sacs have a yolk sac is a good sign. When I had my vanishing twin, by 6w3d the second sac was so barely visible and the doctor didn't see anything in it.

Hopefully this helps ease your mind, but I am also a fan of when in doubt call the doctor for reassurance.

Thank you so much. And everything youíve said makes perfect sense. Iím praying and keeping an optimistic mind frame. Iím just excited and nervous at the same time. ☺️😓



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Old Aug 2nd, 2018, 04:18 AM   5
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Congratulations! I was kind of hoping for twins.
But I think it being so early, a few days off should be nothing to worry about. Do you know when you'll get your next scan?
Thank you :Fx: My next scan is 8/8/2018



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Old Aug 3rd, 2018, 04:20 AM   6
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Going through the same thing. The pregnancy was a shock, went to er and they see two. I am freaking out. Mine also measures a few days apart. My edd is March 21 or 29. I wee on today due to having to go to er for cramping and light bleeding



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2018, 13:43 PM   7
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Any update, Baby Pratt?



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2018, 06:39 AM   8
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My mate conceived twins at different dates both born fine happy and healthy.



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Old Aug 16th, 2018, 08:25 AM   9
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Congratulations! like the others have said it's completely normal for them to measure differently, measurements are so easy to mess up in the early weeks! just half a mm can make a difference of days this early!



 
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