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post #1 of 6
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Ok, I am 12 +6 and I see my midwife in 2 days. We will not have an u/s unless it is needed for some reason. This is my 5th pregnancy and is totally different from any of the others, I have been sick for weeks. Terribly sick and so tired I can't stay awake longer than a few hours. I am big, but of course it's number 5. Is it possible to find out there are 2 through hearing them? Or should I opt for a u/s. ( which I really don't want )?

post #2 of 6

It's really difficult to confirm twins with the doppler at this point in your pregnancy.  If you're really concerned now, you will need to get an u/s.  Measuring "big" prior to 20 weeks doesn't really mean anything as fundal height is highly variable in the first half of pregnancy.  Looking bigger is certainly normal with subsequent pregnancies.  I had a brief moment of thinking I was having twins, too, b/c I was popping out at 7 weeks when I hadn't even shown at all until almost 7 months with my first and 4ish months with my second!  Unless twins run in your family or you used ART, they are not very likely.  I have no doubt you're sicker and more tired since this is your FIFTH baby!  My goodness mama, you're chasing around 4 other little ones! 

 

But you could wait and eventually your care provider will be able to palpitate both of them.  Or you could opt for the 20 weeks u/s and do the anatomy scan to confirm.  Good luck with your decision!  :)

post #3 of 6

Honestly, if you're WONDERING how many are in there, the most successful way to know is my ultrasound. They COULD pick up a 2nd fetal heart beat but this early the other twin may get in the way. Just get the ultrasound so you know how many and see if everything is okay.

post #4 of 6

From what I understand, both doplar and u/s use a very similar frequency.  If you're open to using a doplar, I don't see why you'd be against u/s?  I think it's worth it if it will ease your mind.
 

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Originally Posted by amandasemele View Post

Ok, I am 12 +6 and I see my midwife in 2 days. We will not have an u/s unless it is needed for some reason. This is my 5th pregnancy and is totally different from any of the others, I have been sick for weeks. Terribly sick and so tired I can't stay awake longer than a few hours. I am big, but of course it's number 5. Is it possible to find out there are 2 through hearing them? Or should I opt for a u/s. ( which I really don't want )?



 

post #5 of 6

There is actually some evidence that the doppler is worse b/c it uses continuous energy emission instead of intermittent emission like the u/s.  My conclusion was that the less and shorter amount of time either can be used the better.  Moderation.  :)

post #6 of 6
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That was the only time a doppler will be used. My midwife likes to hear the h/b at 12-13 weeks. Other than that it will be all Pinnard Horn. I will wait I will not get an u/s unless needed for medical reasons. I just have this feeling it's more than one. I have never had that. My sickness is gone. Tiredness is not. However I just started my exercising back so we will see if that helps. Thanks!!

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