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Mrnmrsm Apr 12th, 2018 04:52 AM

Twin ultrasound
 
Iíve just had a follow up vaginal scan from Monday.

They found a yolk sac and a smaller yolk sac in the same sac. I have to go back next week to double check itís twins but she said itís very common that the smaller yolk will not be there next time.

Has anyone got any experience of this?

claireybell Apr 12th, 2018 15:31 PM

Ive never heard of this but how exciting :)

NDH Apr 12th, 2018 22:15 PM

"Vanishing twins" is a very common finding in early ultrasounds. The increasing frequency of early scans is is revealing that twin/multiple pregnancies are more common than previously realised, but for unknown reasons, probably non viability for whatever reason, within a few weeks one of the babies has vanished, most likely absorbed into our bodies in order to give the other baby the best chances of survival. It's very sad but also incredible to think about what our bodies are capable of.

Mrnmrsm Apr 13th, 2018 03:51 AM

I did read up on that and I think that may be the case.
Thanks for that information


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