I'm not getting any ultrasounds done this pregnancy unless something big changes and my health or baby's health seems to be poor. This will be #4 (and maybe #5????) for me, and I've never had an ultrasound. I know I'll find lots of understanding ladies here, instead of the "shouldn't you know by now because of ultrasounds?!" that I get in most places. Anyway, for some background, I've suspected twins from almost the beginning. There was simply no way to really tell, and my midwife thought it was probably just one (and just thought I was really wanting twins and that was causing my suspicion). I respect her opinion and just settled down with the 'wait and see' attitude. But I could never really shake the feeling that there was more than one in there. Well, this week, I have 3 times now found a fetal heart beat in two different places with a fetoscope. No, it's not mine (my Bpm is about 80 or so, while the fetal Bpm is ranging from 128 to 152). I was marking the two locations with my fingers and going back and forth. The two were about the same the entire time, so it's not like one was the low number and the other was the high number. But while I was going back and forth, the distance between them was ranging from 4 to 5 inches. Then one moved significantly while the other stayed in the same place, and just after I found the one that had moved, it disappeared completely, while the other stayed in the exact same place for a while afterward.
So, my question is, is it possible to hear an echo with a fetoscope? I don't think so, but I wanted to clarify that. And, is it possible to hear the heartbeat of one baby in two different places at 23 weeks with a fetoscope? Obviously, I will talk to my midwife about it when I have my appointment next week. But I wondered if I might get some answers on here from others who have experience with a fetoscope. I'm trying hard to remember the answer to the second question from my previous pregnancies. I know there was a point closer to 30 weeks last pregnancy when I thought I briefly heard a second heartbeat with the fetoscope, but it was gone quickly and I really couldn't confirm whether I'd actually heart a heartbeat or not. Obviously, I can call my midwife and ask, but she's just going to want to listen herself and palpate, and that's going to happen in a week. Anyway, yes, I'm hoping that it is more than one...but I'm trying to be realistic and trying not to get my heart set on this. And this is why I'm asking these questions...I want to be realistic and not jump to conclusions. Thanks so much for any answers or information.