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#1 of 6 Old 05-11-2011, 07:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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 )?


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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!  :)


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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.

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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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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 )?



 


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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.  :)


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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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