Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I got an early BFP with my twins. It was clearly positive at 10 dpo. At 14 dpo, my HCG level was 405. With my second, singleton pregnancy, I didn't test until 13 dpo. I tested in the evening (not with FMU), and the test was positive, but pretty faint. I had a Beta level drawn the next morning (14 dpo), and my level was 236--definitely in the "twin range" of HCG levels. The test I used (First Response Early Response) was supposed to pick up HCG levels of 15 or 20, so I was surprised that I got a faint line with a level of close to 200. I later learned that HPTs do not indicate HOW pregnant you are, only that you ARE pregnant. I wouldn't base anything on the darkness of the line, though I do think it's more common for moms of multiples to get early BFPs (10 dpo or sooner).
My dw is now nearly 14 weeks pregnant, and we are somewhat curious about how many babies she's pregnant with. The chance of her having twins is incredibly small, but I do think it's human nature to wonder about it. I think the percentage of pregnant women who wonder if they're having twins in early pregnancy is probably quite high (I remember several people dismissing me during my first pregnancy when I thought I was having twins and saying, "oh everyone thinks they're having twins." I was in fact having twins, but then when I got pregnant for the second time, I AGAIN thought I was having twins, so I'm not sure if it was my intuition the first time around or not!).
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.