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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 04:58 AM   1
roobie74
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One twin smaller than the other


Hi All - I hope you don't mind me posting here. I am 6 weeks 5 days pregnant. I had a scan yesterday and found out it's twins!! One twin is measuring 6 weeks 6 days and the other the Dr said was approx half the size (so I am guessing it measures about a week behind???). The Dr said the smaller twin has a 50/50 chance of survival. Have any of you ladies experienced this? I am really worried - although delighted at the same time that I am pregnant! I am trying not to worry to much and to remain positive that skinny twin makes it. I have another scan on thursday but in the meantime does anyone have any experiences to share? Thanks for your help xxx



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 05:02 AM   2
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no experience hun. didn't want to read and run. i will pray for your your baby and hope everything is ok xxx



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 06:17 AM   3
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are they fraternal twins? if so, your eggs may have been released at slightly different times in your cycle and therefore fertilized at different times. Good luck



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 06:44 AM   4
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Hi, yes they are fraternal but I concieved by IVF so the embryos were both at the same stage when put back. Both have strong heartbeats I've read a few things online that the smaller twin can catch up but others say that they have lost the smaller twin. I guess I am just going to have to stay positive and hope that he gets the 50% to survive. Thanks xx



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 07:05 AM   5
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I have no idea, but keep us posted. When do you go back for another check?



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 07:57 AM   6
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praying for you and your twins.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 08:26 AM   7
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keeping my fingers crossed for you all hun x



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 09:40 AM   8
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Personally thats what happened to my triplets, one sac was alot smaller than the other two and never fully devoloped hence why I am now having twins. I don't want to say this is definatly what happened but I wish I had been more prepared for it. But strong heartbeats are very good, it might just be that one is just smaller and will catch up.

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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 10:59 AM   9
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I have no idea, but keep us posted. When do you go back for another check?
Hi, I go back on Thursday afternoon - I'll let you know how we get on x



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2009, 16:12 PM   10
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no experience but to let you know we have everything crossed for you - lots of luck xxxxxx



 
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