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Suspecting twins??

post #1 of 20
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I'm just curious if anyone has reason (or no reason!) to suspect being pregnant with twins??  I have no reason to, but I've been dreaming about having twins since I got my positive test.  My dreams are often accurate, not always perfectly, but enough to make me stop and take notice at dreams like this!  I'm also getting bigger so much faster this time, so it does make me wonder...although this is my 3rd so that probably has more to do with it. 

 

Kinda fun just to entertain the possibility!  One of my friends has two boys just like me and got a surprise twin pregnancy for her 3rd!  Ended up with TWO girls! 

post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by ImperfectBird View Post

 

Kinda fun just to entertain the possibility!  One of my friends has two boys just like me and got a surprise twin pregnancy for her 3rd!  Ended up with TWO girls! 

Wow! That is certainly one way to even it out!!

I know what you mean about dreams- I have "freaky" dreams every now and again... when I was younger I dreamt that my brother was getting married, next day he called (from a different state) and said he had proposed! And that happened with my sister too- I dreamt of her getting married. Both times I was too young to suspect anything too...

And now both Hubby and I are dreaming of Twins! He always said we would have twins or triplets (just to scare me haha)...

We are going for ultrasound today! Who knows! Twins do run strongly in both our families tho!!!

Will let you know

post #3 of 20

yes, I am. I don't really have reason to, but I just have a hunch that I will have B/G twins as my last pregnancy. We thought we were going to have at least 4 kiddos, but TBH I don't know if i will sign up for another pregnancy the way this one has been going so far {and this is only the second}. 

So, here are my thoughts: 
I conceived while nursing, which is supposed to be a factor in twining.
I am a tall {5'11''} woman who is overweight {230 at conception} which are both factors in twining.
I am in my early 30s--don't know if this is a factor, but I am not a spring chicken ; ) as far as conception goes.
We KNOW our date of conception and I am definitely just 10 weeks yesterday, but have been feeling distinct quickening for 

about a week to 10 days now {didn't feel it with DD until 20+ weeks due to anterior placenta}. I could feel my placenta above my public bone around week 7, but of course that could be normal since this is not my first pregnancy {it is my 5th pregnancy that has reached 7 weeks}.

So, just general wondering....

I haven't had any prenatal care yet and since I am in FL it is not legal for a MW to attend twin birth out of hospital. We had already decided no U/S or doppler this pregnancy and so...I really don't think we will get any confirmation on this hunch until it became VERY obvious and even then I am not looking to get anything put in my chart about it--hoping we can find a MW who would be willing to work with us on not identifying it positively until I birth two babies, if that is the case.

I have a friend who is profoundly psychic....I suppose I could just ask her and see what she says. 

post #4 of 20

Nope! No twins :) Just one wiggly singleton!

post #5 of 20

Twins is actually one of my big pregnancy fears. My father is a twin and I have several other twin factors. My partner thinks it is funny to tease me about having twins and often refers to the baby as "the twins".I don't think it is so funny.  I know twins would be great news to a lot of people, but not to me! 

post #6 of 20

My dad's dad was a twin (non-identical), and supposedly it skips a generation, so my husband has always teased me about having twins. Other than that, though, I haven't seen any factors that would make me think this is two babies instead of one. Though I do have a bit of a bump already at 8 weeks, I've barely had any morning sickness, and I've heard usually with twins you get crazy m/s. 

post #7 of 20

Also suspecting twins. No reason, just that intuition.

 

My grandmother (mom's mom) is a twin and her sister had 2 sets of twins. There have been none since. I understand it goes through the mother's line. ?? Who really knows. 

post #8 of 20

I am also freaking about twins. There are loads on my mothers side. Her dad was a twin, My mum lost twins at 20 weeks, one her sisters lost one twin in pregnancy, another sister had twins, the girl twin from that sister has had twins herself, my sister has twins. I'm screwed.

post #9 of 20

Melly- Wow! That is a remarkable amount of twins! Is there a trend of identical or fraternal?

post #10 of 20

I've always wanted twins, although I think a twin pregnancy might kill me.

 

Just to mention, fraternal twins are genetic on the mother's side only. This is caused by hyperovulation, which causes women to release more than one egg at a time, and is inherited from the maternal line. Any twins on your father's side (or your mother's father's side, etc) would not impact your chances of conceiving twins.

 

Every woman has the same chance of conceiving identical twins - it happens completely by chance, when one egg splits. Genetics are irrelevant.

 

In case anyone was curious :)
 

post #11 of 20

LittleGriff - I was curious. Thanks for the info. :)

post #12 of 20

All fraternal

post #13 of 20

I have no factors that would make me likely to have twins and don't at all suspect I will ever have twins.

 

But this was interesting...

A couple of years ago I was making cookies and I broke an egg into the batter and it was a TWIN (2 yolks). I had never seen it before and thought it was cool and went to crack the next egg and it was another TWIN! I couldn't believe it. What are the chances?

When I originally bought the eggs from the store I came home and had accidentally dropped the carton and those were the only 2 that survived the fall. I remember thinking "oh my gosh, if I get pregnant this month I am having twins" but....I didn't get pregnant. That was the only time I had ever suspected twins.

 

I don't think God would do that to me....he knows I couldn't handle it. winky.gif

post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by LittleGriff View Post

I've always wanted twins, although I think a twin pregnancy might kill me.

 

Just to mention, fraternal twins are genetic on the mother's side only. This is caused by hyperovulation, which causes women to release more than one egg at a time, and is inherited from the maternal line. Any twins on your father's side (or your mother's father's side, etc) would not impact your chances of conceiving twins.

 

Every woman has the same chance of conceiving identical twins - it happens completely by chance, when one egg splits. Genetics are irrelevant.

 

In case anyone was curious :)
 

 

I definitely was curious! Thanks for that. :) The twins are fraternal through my mother's side. Interesting.

post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by tropicana74 View Post

I have no factors that would make me likely to have twins and don't at all suspect I will ever have twins.

 

But this was interesting...

A couple of years ago I was making cookies and I broke an egg into the batter and it was a TWIN (2 yolks). I had never seen it before and thought it was cool and went to crack the next egg and it was another TWIN! I couldn't believe it. What are the chances?

When I originally bought the eggs from the store I came home and had accidentally dropped the carton and those were the only 2 that survived the fall. I remember thinking "oh my gosh, if I get pregnant this month I am having twins" but....I didn't get pregnant. That was the only time I had ever suspected twins.

 

I don't think God would do that to me....he knows I couldn't handle it. winky.gif

 

That's a cool story!! twins.gif (Twins yolks! lol)

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by LittleGriff View Post

I've always wanted twins, although I think a twin pregnancy might kill me.

 

Just to mention, fraternal twins are genetic on the mother's side only. This is caused by hyperovulation, which causes women to release more than one egg at a time, and is inherited from the maternal line. Any twins on your father's side (or your mother's father's side, etc) would not impact your chances of conceiving twins.

 

Every woman has the same chance of conceiving identical twins - it happens completely by chance, when one egg splits. Genetics are irrelevant.

 

In case anyone was curious :)
 

Hmmm. I was told  by my gynecologist that the gene for hyperovulation could be passed from father to daughter. In other words, men can carry the gene, but since they don't ovulate, it won't have any effect on them.

post #17 of 20

i'm kindof thinking/worrying about twins. but it might just be my brain chewing on my pregnancy worries. i have no twins in my family, but i am 6'2" and was bf'ing when i conceived. i think i'm just being pregnant and irrational. the thought honestly scares me. i'll be moving 3000 miles without my husband (thanks to the very considerate military) when i'm 7 months pregnant, so being 7 months pregnant with *twins* is my worst fear at this point. other than the fear, the other reason i was kindof suspecting is because with my dd and also with my mc i knew right when i took the preg test "girl" or "boy", and this time i really don't feel one way or the other (besides feeling it right away with my other pregnancies, i also have never been wrong guessing a friend's pregnancy....just always get a feeling). so i thought "maybe i can't tell because there are two?" silly, i know. god, i hope i don't have twins.

post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by kateadelle View Post

Hmmm. I was told  by my gynecologist that the gene for hyperovulation could be passed from father to daughter. In other words, men can carry the gene, but since they don't ovulate, it won't have any effect on them.


Oops - kateadelle is completely right. Re-exploring my highly-reliable interweb sources, hehe, it looks like it can be passed from father to daughter. Which makes much more sense.

 

Thanks for pointing that out! Sorry about that.

 

I saw two sets of identical twins yesterday, on different occasions.

post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by LittleGriff View Post


Oops - kateadelle is completely right. Re-exploring my highly-reliable interweb sources, hehe, it looks like it can be passed from father to daughter. Which makes much more sense.

 

Thanks for pointing that out! Sorry about that.

 

I saw two sets of identical twins yesterday, on different occasions.

Ha! Thanks for the correction, both of you. :)

 

Fascinating, either way.

post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by LittleGriff View Post

 

I saw two sets of identical twins yesterday, on different occasions.

 

Ack! I feel like I see twins CONSTANTLY! I am trying not to see it as an omen! LOL

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