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What made you suspect you were pregnant with Twins?

Postby KatyinDC » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:44 pm

Hi ladies, I am not a mom of multiples (although I would love to be) We lost a baby at 12 weeks in February and are pregnant again. Last time my beta was in the 80s at 14dpo and my bfp was 11dpo in the evening, so normal but nothing to make me think twins.

This time, I had a hint of a line (a disturbance) at 7dpo and a clear line at 8dpo. 14dpo am beta was 326. I will get my 16dpo betas back tomorrow.

My betas and early positive test have me wondering if twins are a possibility. What were your levels? What made you think you were carrying twins? Did you suspect at all?
Katy (31) DH (30)

TTC #1 since October 2014

Cycle 2 :bfp: at 11dpo: 12.10.14
due 08.21.15
:angel: MC at 12 weeks, 2 days: 02.07.15


2 Chemical Pregnancies: March and April 2015

JUNE 17, 2016 -- :bfp: at 8dpo!!!
BETAS: 326 at 14dpo (am); 691 at 16dpo (am)
7 week heartbeat :hb: = 151
8.5 week heartbeat :hb: = 177
10 week doppler :hb: = 160s
12 week heartbeat :hb: = 163
14 week heartbeat :hb: = 148

DUE DATE: Feb. 28, 2016

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Re: What made you suspect you were pregnant with Twins?

Postby kelley21 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:56 am

Hi Katy!
I did not suspect multiples AT ALL. My betas (see sig) were actually below average for twins on betabase. I started having nausea and spotting at 5w4d, went in for early scan and whoa- triplets.
There are tons of ladies with high betas and singles, but also lots wth sky high betas and multiples.
Mine were being sneaky with their hcg levels ;)
Good luck on your first scan!
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DH-32: no issues/ no children
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02/14 BFP lost 7w5d
05/14 IUI #1 BFN
07/14 IUI #2 BFN
11/14 BFP lost 5w
05/15 IUI #3 BFP
Beta 13dpo 148, 15dpo 344, 17dpo 677
Meds worked too well- Triplets due 1/26/16!
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Re: What made you suspect you were pregnant with Twins?

Postby KatyinDC » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:59 am

Kelley -- wow, triplets!! Congrats. I feel excited (and tired) for you, ha! Thanks for responding!

First U/S next Tuesday!
Katy (31) DH (30)

TTC #1 since October 2014

Cycle 2 :bfp: at 11dpo: 12.10.14
due 08.21.15
:angel: MC at 12 weeks, 2 days: 02.07.15


2 Chemical Pregnancies: March and April 2015

JUNE 17, 2016 -- :bfp: at 8dpo!!!
BETAS: 326 at 14dpo (am); 691 at 16dpo (am)
7 week heartbeat :hb: = 151
8.5 week heartbeat :hb: = 177
10 week doppler :hb: = 160s
12 week heartbeat :hb: = 163
14 week heartbeat :hb: = 148

DUE DATE: Feb. 28, 2016

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Re: What made you suspect you were pregnant with Twins?

Postby hazelbazel » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:31 pm

Hi Katy. I just wanted to wish you all the best! Is hard to believe my twins will be 2 tomorrow! Crazy!

I had a few strange things happen, and i don't honestly remember what came first. But after we decided that we did indeed want to ttc baby #3, i secretly said a prayer asking that if it was his will, that God give me twins so that this little baby wouldn't have to grow up "alone" (my fear was that the age gap between this baby and my older kids would be too much for them to be close growing up). Around the same time i started having extremely vivid dreams that i had twin babies. I started googling my odds due to age, # previous pregnancies, etc (secretly!) because it was on my mind so much. Since this all happened well before i conceived, by the time i did get a bfp, although i wondered a tiny bit, i really was just so happy to be pregnant i had put the "fantasy " of twins out of my mind. ..... but...i did get a bfp at 8dpo....i beat the control at 14dpo. And i did happen to be on a low dose of clomid that cycle because of period irregularities after removal of my iud..... but again i just put it all out of my mind because I'd been one much higher doses of clomid and other things while ttc ds#1 with iui and most certainly didn't get twins that time! Lol! So fast fwd to my first appt....around 4 or 5 weeks ....and although i felt crazy saying it and didn't really believe it was possible, i asked the doc to do an us and look for twins. He was totally annoyed "because every woman thinks she's having twins"....but did it anyway. And. ...he confirmed just ONE healthy bean. So, i put my secret prayer, crazy vivid dreams, and question in the back of my mind, to rest and thanked God for my beautiful blessing.

But wait!........Next came my 7 week us and appt. My sister was with me and the doc heat the screen turned away from me and was dead silent for about 10 straight mins while he just kept looking and looking. Being my 3rd pregnancy i just KNEW something was wrong and was laying there in the silence freaking out. FINALLY he stops, says a few things about "their heartbeats" looking good, etc etc...to which i interrupt and say "THEIR????".....and he continues talking as if id said nothing and finally said "and there are two."

I hate to admit this but my first words were "holy sh*t!"....proceeded with a bunch of OMGs and tears and laughter and quite frankly my life flashing before my eyes (i had a 2 and 4 year old already! ).....! But honestly it was one of the best days of my life. One of the most shocking! But one of the best for sure!

Oh....and to more directly answer your question. ...biggest diff that first tri was TERRIBLE nausea which was only mild at best with my singletons.

All the best to you and n9 matter the outcome, one or 2.....or more....i wish you a happy and healthy 9 months!
DS conceived after many rounds of clomid, 5 IUI's and a vericocele repair- born 4/1/08
DD conceived naturally first try! - born 1/29/10
Boy/Girl Twins! Conceived after 3 months of trying, BFP month was a clomid cycle- born 7/8/13
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Re: What made you suspect you were pregnant with Twins?

Postby KatyinDC » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:59 am

thank you hazel!! We lost our first baby and then had a couple chemical pregnancies. I think DH and I feel like we lost time in TTC and lost our baby and having two would be like God blessing us double! We would be thrilled with one healthy bean, but I have been praying for two! My sister who has two boys already says I am crazy to ask for so much work, haha.

When did your nausea kick in? I had pretty bad nausea last time (although not much vomiting) and nausea is just starting to kick in now. I don't know if it will be worse or better than last time. Last time I got sick between week 6 and 7 so I feel it will ramp up in the coming days. As of yesterday, I was a bit sick in the morning and pretty sick late afternoon.

Same thing with the HPTS though -- disturbance at 7dpo, BFP at 8dpo, beat the control line by 14 dpo (can't remember which day I took the test, I just know I beat it by my first blood draw)

Thanks for responding and happy birthday to your twins! FX for twins -- and for a a healthy baby (healthy babies!)

One week til our U/S
Katy (31) DH (30)

TTC #1 since October 2014

Cycle 2 :bfp: at 11dpo: 12.10.14
due 08.21.15
:angel: MC at 12 weeks, 2 days: 02.07.15


2 Chemical Pregnancies: March and April 2015

JUNE 17, 2016 -- :bfp: at 8dpo!!!
BETAS: 326 at 14dpo (am); 691 at 16dpo (am)
7 week heartbeat :hb: = 151
8.5 week heartbeat :hb: = 177
10 week doppler :hb: = 160s
12 week heartbeat :hb: = 163
14 week heartbeat :hb: = 148

DUE DATE: Feb. 28, 2016

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Re: What made you suspect you were pregnant with Twins?

Postby lmtc430 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:14 pm

Hi Katy!

I would never in a million years suspected twins. If I didn't find out super early at 6 weeks, I wouldn't have even imagined. My symptoms were very mild and have been the entire pregnancy. Nothing has indicated I am having twins except my ultrasounds! I only had one beta drawn at 5 week and it was 1700, which doesn't seem super high at all to me. Good luck on your scan!
TTC for 3.5 years | Hypothyroid, high prolactin w/ polyp removal in Jan 15 | 3/30/15: unexpected BFP | 4/14/15: OMG It's TWINS! | 11/17/15 - Fiona & Oliver born at 37 weeks!
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Re: What made you suspect you were pregnant with Twins?

Postby KatyinDC » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:49 am

First U/S -- and just ONE very healthy heartbeat.

I suspected (hoped for) twins due to early BFP and high HCG levels -- BUT we are thrilled to have one healthy baby!!
Katy (31) DH (30)

TTC #1 since October 2014

Cycle 2 :bfp: at 11dpo: 12.10.14
due 08.21.15
:angel: MC at 12 weeks, 2 days: 02.07.15


2 Chemical Pregnancies: March and April 2015

JUNE 17, 2016 -- :bfp: at 8dpo!!!
BETAS: 326 at 14dpo (am); 691 at 16dpo (am)
7 week heartbeat :hb: = 151
8.5 week heartbeat :hb: = 177
10 week doppler :hb: = 160s
12 week heartbeat :hb: = 163
14 week heartbeat :hb: = 148

DUE DATE: Feb. 28, 2016

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