Both my babies had an anterior placenta. Because of the way dd was positioned, I felt her movements, but almost never felt ds. I was so psyched up to feel two babies moving inside me, but that never actually happened. Ds is quite the wiggler, we'd watch him kicking and groovin' on the ultrasounds, but I didn't feel him very often.
Karen - spouse to dh for 11 years, mama to ds (Nov '02), dd (May '05) and ds and dd (Jun '08)
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Both twins were very active in the ultrasound - so much so the tech was starting to get frustrated. I didn't think to ask the position of the placenta - but that would make sense it might be in front of Baby B!
Grateful for the quick replies!
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.
Not sure that I'm crunchy, but definitely a "tough chew".
Just curious - was it normal for you to feel more movement from one twin than the other? I have felt both move but they seem to move at separate times - and today I've only felt baby A move. I'm between 16-17 weeks, 4th pregnancy.
My Baby A(Adam)was very quiet in utero,much like his personality now.
My Baby B(Thomas)kicked me ALL.THE.TIME. He is still the same....always on the go!
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Mama to Jet 6/05, Marvel 8/06 and Cash and Fox 2/09
Expecting Ada Marianne 11/14
Yeah. I agree with the PP-- it can shred your nerves, having two babies inside of you. Nothing like carrying multiples to teach you a little faith.
Past 30 weeks, or maybe 28, if I felt no movement at all for most of a day, or I felt what I was fairly sure was movement from only one twin for most of a day, I'd seek out an ultrasound to check on things. But before then, movement is going to be inconsistent anyway, so I would try really hard not to let it make me crazy.
I had some reassurance this morning as I had a routine appointment with my midwife. We heard both babies heartbeats loud and clear with the doppler and also heard both babies move on the doppler. I actually felt Baby B move at the same time - just much gentler movements that I have been feeling from Baby A. So even though my mind was put to rest by everyone's experience....my heart can now be at rest too! :-)
There is already so much to learn about being a twin mom - I'm thankful to have you all as a support team! Thanks so much!
And at 19 months she is still a mellow, still, gentle little being while her sister is a crazy, wild bean! At the end of my pregnancy she would always "fail" her NSTs because she was too still. I never got used to it and always worried. And I often attributed movement to her that wasn't really her.
Me. With 1 spouse, 4 kids, 16 chickens, 74 matchbox cars, 968,562+ legos, a dishwasher waiting to be emptied, a washing machine waiting to be filled and a lost cup of tea in the house.
Okay, I've conceived a curiosity reading this thread: did your babies stay in the same places the whole time? My girls were momos, so they were always dancing around each other in utero, switching places (they'd go in a circular motion - at least that's how it felt, and given how their cords were twisted like a candy cane when they came out, I think that's what they did), and it wasn't till the very end that one of them picked a spot head-down in my pelvis and stayed put. With other types of twins, did they each have an area to which they were generally confined, so you could always tell who was who? I suppose they couldn't really push past each other like my girls did, but I know other types of twins flip head to foot, which seems like it could cause the same kind of confusion . . . anyway, just curious!
Does anyone know at what point, typically, do twin babies tend to become trapped in one position or another (e.g., if they're breech they're likely to stay that way, and if they're head-down the same). I know in singleton's it's not toward the end when they run out of room to move around (in the absence of working at it with chrio or yoga or versioning or something). But I imagine it has to come earlier with twins since the space runs out quicker.