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#1 of 5 Old 11-09-2008, 07:30 AM - Thread Starter
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does anyone know if it's possible to be pregnant with twins without dramatically measuring ahead of dates? i'm 32 weeks along & have a lingering background suspicion that there's two in there. i'm bigger than i was with ds, but not crazy big. it's just that the movements are all over the place within such short periods of time & for the past 2 visits my MW has had trouble pinpointing the position of the baby...i'm wondering if the confusion is because there are two? i'm feeling that heavily pregnant feeling significantly even though with ds i didn't feel it until the very end...any thoughts?

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#2 of 5 Old 11-09-2008, 09:08 AM
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I don't know if it's possible, but I would guess you'd be measuring a lot far ahead by now. By 32 wks, I had been on bedrest for a month and could barely move. I slept the majority of the day cause I was just that exhausted. It's probably doesn't matter at this point, but are you opposed to getting a US just to rule it out? I just ask because eating for twins is a little different and TTTS can be a problems with MZ twins. You might want to post this in Parents of Multiples as well...might get more responses from the MoMs!
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I think by your stage of pregnancy you'd be a LOT bigger if you were carrying twins. At 18 weeks gestation, I was measuring at about 27 weeks. And my twins seem average size on the u/s and this is a first pregnancy for me.

I understand that second pregnancies can result in showing larger, showing sooner. Could that be the case for you? Or possibly an anterior placenta, that may make it harder for your midwife to get a good idea on the position?

But ya just never know!

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The desired growth rate is that by 28 weeks you look full term size as if with a singleton. I did meet that requirement and did it ever get hard to continue getting bigger after that. I gained a bunch of weight but ONLY in my tummy and bum so I had a really rough time walking by 32 weeks till the end.

But an ultrasound will definately answer your question especially if you are at 32 weeks, a second baby cannot hide behind the first by that stage if there is a second baby.

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My second baby was MUCH more active than my first, and I felt HUGE for ages. My first was low from the very beginning, but my second was all up in my ribs for my entire pregnancy. So it's possible that you're feeling different because it's a different pregnancy and a different baby.
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