Originally Posted by Juvysen
From what I understand there are a lot of twin losses... that is, one baby is lost, but the other goes on to be a singleton. It never used to be as noticible, but with the early ultrasounds these days, many people know if they're having twins and lost one. I wonder if the doctor was trying not to mention it in case the other baby was an early loss? not necessarily a great thing to do, but I could see it happening, since it wasn't obvious that there was a second baby...
This is kinda what I'm thinking. I've heard about all the "vanishing" and "disappearing" twins and during the u/s she did a LOT of poking around (I guess trying to see around the embryo?) and finally she said kinda under her breath something like "okay, there's only one..." I don't know why I didn't ask what she was talking about. I was mostly just happy to see that h/b!
I used this same dr. two pregnancies ago and she did an early u/s with THAT pg too, and the result was only a yolk sac, no baby at all, which put me two weeks earlier than I should have been. She didn't mention that anything could be wrong, but I did have to come back the next week, she just didn't tell me why. It was moot when the next u/s showed a tiny bean and h/b.0
So I guess this time around I'm early enough that a second baby might not be visible yet (although that's not likely), maybe she wants to do another u/s in 3 weeks to be sure one way or the other before she tells me about it.