i am going for my first midwife appointment on monday and i will be over 10 weeks. there is a history of twins in the family and i am quite big already i have not been able to hide the fact i am pregnant any more!
What i was wondering is because there is a history of twins and i am quite big will i be sent for a scan quicker than normal? How soon after your first appointment did you have your scan?
Is the family history of twins on your mums side? If not, you aren't at any higher risk of having them than anyone else. Identicals are pure fluke and Non-identicals are due to over-ovulation, so entirely down to the woman. It *can* run on the female side but more often than not, its also just luck of the draw.
As for the scans, you will get more if you are having twins. But they won't send you for a scan because of your family history and because you feel your bump is big. It isn't until after the 12 week scan, usually a lot later, that the frequency of the scans increase.
Good luck and congratulations on however many you are cooking in there x
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