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what do my twins look like?

Postby megan6912 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:56 am

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I know its too early to know for sure what kind of twins I have, but does my pic look like anyone else's or does anyone want to take a guess at what they are? I asked about mono mono because a septum still can't be seen but the tech didn't want to tell me yet since there is a chance the septum is too small to be seen. My dr kept saying different mono terms that I didn't really understand.
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby babydust2me » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:42 pm

They're most definitely identical. But I don't think you can tell until later on - around 12-13 weeks - if there is a membrane separating them. Robin did a great explanation here: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=219918

But basically they could either be mono/di twins who share a placenta but have different sacs, or you could have the rarest type, mo/mo twins who share a placenta and a sac. When's your next scan?

I have di/di twins and my girls were always very obviously in 2 separate sacs.
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby megan6912 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:23 pm

April 15th. The tech kept saying she "thinks" she saw a septum but couldn't be sure cause the amnions were getting in the way. She said that last week though, this week she seemed a little less hopeful that there was a septum. :(
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby mgajate » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:10 pm

They found the membrane on my 11wk scan. So hopefully they find yours in your next scan :). There is a pic of the u/s when we found out in the u/s pic thread.
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby kricket724 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:56 pm

I would guess mono/di. The membrane at this point can be really thin and hard to pick up but mono/di is much more common and less high risk so I'm hoping that's what you've got. I have an 8 week scan of my ID twins that were mono/di and you can't see the membrane yet but that's definitely what they were.
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby GreekMythFreak » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:27 pm

From that scan they look MoMo to me. wonder if Shrimpsey is around, she has momo twins.
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby JADE0199 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:24 am

I think I see the membrane in your u/s photo. It appears to me they each have their own amnio's but I am no u/s tech. my friend is though and I can ask her. I can forward your picture to her if you give me permission. They are definitely identical. they are in one sac. My first set of twins are mono/di and my second set are fraternal.

Greekmyth - I thought Shrimpsey's twins were mono/di??
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby megan6912 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:38 am

The u/s tech just called and said after reviewing my scan she found a septum!! :) She is confident they are mono di which makes me feel sooo much better.
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby JADE0199 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:07 am

that is AWESOME megan!
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby babydust2me » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:22 pm

That's great to hear!
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby mgajate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:22 pm

Great news!!!
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby Shelly+3 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:51 pm

That's great news to hear! Congrats! :jump: :jump:
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby kmannin9 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:28 am

I see the membrane in this one. If you look at the left (looking at it, our left) leg of the A you can see the V (upside down) where the sacs split. So, as you already said, Fraternal!! Exciting! Congrats! Chance for boy and girl. and I definitely see two placentas.
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby kmannin9 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:40 am

Nevermind. You didn't say fraternal. You said mono/di with a septum.. so is that the setum I am seeing? I was pregnant with mono-mono twins before and they shared everything. I miscarried at 10 weeks with them. One twin stopped developing so early we didn't even know it was twins until I delivered and it was in their with the other one. They shared the placenta, sac and we don't know about cord because they were separated in the sac and the small one didn't have an embilical cord like it was vanishing.
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Re: what do my twins look like?

Postby megan6912 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:30 pm

We have had 2 ultrasound techs say 1 placenta and 1 tech say 2, but that tech said the reason she knows there are two is because there were two yoke sacs and didn't actually see the placentas. The techs at my OB office got all comfused caused they could only find 1 at both 8 and 9 weeks. I'm still hokding on to a little hope that there are two placentas, but after seeing the twins this week it finally hit me that they are in the same gestational sac and have almost the same heartrate. There is very little hope for fraternal, which is okay but I was really hoping for fraternal to avoid ttts. (I also wanted boy/girl pretty bad lol)
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