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Q&A: Am I having twins?

I’m nine weeks pregnant. My husband says I’m crazy, but I just have this hunch that its twins. How can I know for sure?

Re: I’m nine weeks pregnant. My husband says I’m crazy, but I just have this hunch that its twins. How can I know for sure?

The Bump Expert A hunch, eh? Actually, that’s not a bad clue -- mother’s intuition starts early. Get more conclusive evidence with an ultrasound -- after eight weeks, it will almost always be accurate. A Doppler device can sometimes pick up an extra heartbeat (or two!), but there’s always a chance the extra beat was actually background noise or your own heart. Elevated hCG levels are another clue. Morning sickness and fatigue can be more severe if you’re expecting multiples, and you’ll probably also notice that belly start to protrude a little sooner (and a little more) than normal. Watch especially close for these signs if you’re over 35 or have a family history of twins (both increase your odds).

Paula Kashtan

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Good question. I was wondering that myself but have to wait till my US next week Friday. I did have a VERY weird dream about triplets but in my dream they were not mine. Hmmmm. With regard to what Paula wrote this is my first pregnancy so I have nothing to compare all those s/s too. Frustrating. I'm pretty tired I sleep 8 hours get up for about 2 hours and then sleep another 2-3 before I go into work. The joy of 2nd shift I get to take a nap. Started getting nausea like 2 wks ago that comes and goes. Guess we'll find out soon enough.

JanWIBride |

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im 8 and a half weeks and my tummy is way big an round. i wonder...

Questionablexfun |

Q&A: Am I having twins?

I had a "hunch" that proved to be true at my first ultrasound - at 18.5 weeks! My at home pregnancy test "plus sign" was immediate and DARK...1 day before my missed period. Second clue was that I was in full panel maternity pants at 13 weeks...and this is my first baby, well, babies! Why the docs didn't know earlier, I have no clue, but I did!! ...and btw, they do not run in my family or my husband's and they are identical :)

SarahtobeWiegman |

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I am a twin, and I have twin aunts. Neither my husband nor I want to have a set of twins though. I'm sure all sets of twins experience life differently, but I just don't want my children to have to go through life being a twin or more.

kmuckey |

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Twins are 1 thing that really worries me. My hubby is adopted, so no idea if it runs in his family or not. But I have read that identical twins are just as likely to happen randomly, while fraternal are the more hereditary ones. We already have 2 kids and adding two more infants... I have no idea how I'd handle it. Here's hoping for a singleton!

meeshybee |

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I believe it' in my Husband's generation to have twins... one of his brothers has them. I've been dreaming about twins a lot too. Weird. We'll have to see though as I'm only 4 weeks along... but coming from someone who's had a loss, having multiple babies would be a blessing for sure.

evajean85 |

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ok so I had two super clear and dark hpt that showed up super fast. The first was the day I was supposed to start the next was two days later. When my dr. called about my blood test the first thing he said is my hcg level was 985 and I was just 4 weeks in...I'm 6 weeks now...am i crazy to wonder?

Lannglyj |

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My doctor told me that though both my husband's family and mine both have twins, it's only my side that counts. So, I'm 36, my dad is a twin, and I conceived while on Clomid. Here's hoping for twins!

NanCzarny |

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Just an FYI... identical twins are just nature (egg splitting) and are not genetic... fraternal twins are from the mothers' side... hyperovulation passed on to a daughter... a women needs to produce two eggs to get fraternal twin...therefore dad has nothing to do with it...

stahl51382 |

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We had no clue twins ran in our family...when Dr said "go for scan early, I'm afraid your uterus hasn't dropped enough" panic set in. Ultrasound tech said, "well, you are having 2!" After researching the family, my Mom found that my dad had passed the gene to me, and I carried 2 very healthy boys, full term, 5lbs 8ozs & 6lbs 5ozs. It's not easy with twins, but sink or swim, right?! I had no "Mommy intuition" that I was having 2, but after reading these posts, both preggo tests I took showed up dark and clear right away too!!! Good luck to all!!!

twinboysmama23 |

Q&A: Am I having twins?

I am 9 weeks along and at my first appointment, my doctor said that my uterus was a little larger for how far along I am......twins maybe? My mother is a fraternal twin, so I would be next. I have to wait 3 more weeks for my US....ugh!

valleycat108 |

Q&A: Am I having twins?

Hello! I am 8 weeks tomorrow. I have had extreme symtpoms.. (fatigue, nausea, morning sickness... you name it) I am also gaining weight quickly and already getting a little belly. Twins run 4 times on his side.. and 1 time on mine. At our first visit nurse said.. you better start preparing for 2 babies! We don't have our first US until Nov 10! I may never make it that long!

NurseHeather07 |

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Im 5 wks and Im extremly tired I could sleep all day if it werent for my 3yo. Im nausea for wk 2 when I knew I was pregnant, I took a HomeTest at 3 wks, +... my breast are already bigger and very sore. my pants are very tight, already having to wear maternity pants.Im having dreams almost every night about twins. My husband does this pencil over the wrist test and it says Twins. I go for an ultrasound on Tuesday and I cant wait. I hope So.

babyhuey11 |

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Having twins in your family history has been debunked. I have a friend who is a fertility dc at a fertility clinic and he says he gets asked that all the time. It doesn't play a role at all.

613flavah |

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It does not matter if twins run in your husband's family, only women carry the 'twin gene'.

daughterofhisimage |

Q&A: Am I having twins?

WOW...Now I am a little nervous. I had a crazy dream last night about having twins and not being prepared at all. Needless to say I woke up scared to death. This is our first and I am 7 weeks. My lower belly is hard and starting to pop out a little. First dr appt and ultra sound is the 31. Not knowing is torture!

i43hrtmn48 |

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I have been thinking I could be pregnant with twins.. had dreams before I even knew I was pregnant about twins and just have a "feeling"... I get my first ultrasound today!! Cannot wait.

flabernia |

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Hey ladies, I am 10 weeks and 4 days and swear I am feeling baby move!! I am already wearing some maternity cloths and have a round belly. I got 3 positive home tests 6 days before my missed period........why did I test that early, because I was already incredible sick. I have twin cousins, but my father is adopted so we don't know what history he might have passed tto me. I had an ultrasound at 5 weeks 2 days and couldn't see anything but a gestational sac.........guess that ruled out frat. twins, but could there be two babies in the one sac?? went to the doc yesterday and doc was only able to hear a faint heartbeat. I don't think my current OB has the most advanced tech when it comes to hearing heartbeat though. Looking to switch OB immediately!! I never had a follow up ultrasound, and she says I won't have one until 20 weeks........HELP LADIES!!!! What do you think???

gunnabeamommy |

Q&A: Am I having twins?

I'm nine weeks and the few people that know I'm pregnant keep asking me if I'm having twins!! I have them on both sides of my family and I guess I'm kind of neutral on the matter, but I don't know- maybe it's just me, I kind of feel like people are saying I'm getting big... therefore I'm going the hormonal route and saying- am I getting fat?? lol Anyone else getting this? Or do I need to let my hormones chill a little?

LGrubbs1 |

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I was wondering im trying to conceive i already have two kids there are not twins but in my family runs i have two aunt that have twins and in my husband family his sister has twins two do i have the possibility of having twins...

Evette Mtz |

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This is my third pregnancy, and have miscarried both pregnancies before. I keep having dreams that I am having twins, but this happened in both pregnancies prior and ultrasounds in my first two pregnancies only showed one. I've already had one US this pregnancy, but all we saw was the sac. So next US is in a few more weeks, and maybe we will be blessed with 2!! :) Fingers crossed, but realistic that my chances are pretty slim. LOL

SOONTOBEKRISTINEWILSON |

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for those wondering if it runs in your husbands family, it is a gene carried by the woman. So regardless if there are twins on your husbands side, you will only have the possibility of twins if it is on the mommies side...both fraternal and identical.

joleneelia |

Q&A: Am I having twins?

Is it strange that I had 3 very clear, dark positive at home pregnancy tests 4 days before I was supposed to start? I only tested because I had a dream that the test was positive. Wondering if my hcg levels are high... First doctor's visit is next week.

vldstrachh |

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My hunch was right! I had my first u/s today and it showed twins!!

CSREID |

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Hello, i am wondering if I have twins?! I had 2 pos. tests at 3 weeks and 3 days. I am gaining weight like crazy. Also, my tatas have went up 2 cup sizes in 7 weeks. Yesterday I found out that my great great grand mother on my mom's side had twins. My grand mother had a misscarr.on her last pregnancy and i am wondering her misscarr. was twins. if so, I am in the right generation to have twins. I find out on tuesday, my first u/s!!! My hubby is scared to death

jellybeanfeb12 |

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I have the same hunch. I am only 4 weeks and havent even been to the doc yet but I was able to ger a positive on a home pregnancy test two weeks befor my missed period and startted feeling symptoms way earlier than with my other kids. The symptoms are more severe too, so I wonder..... wow would that be something!

mommypro |

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I have the hunch too, don't know why, but started looking at double strollers right away without really knowing why! I'm 6 weeks but my belly looks like it already popped today! We'd love to be blessed with twins! First US is next week! Fingers are crossed!

erin1227 |

Q&A: Am I having twins?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant with my first pregnancy :) and I already have a bump, and I'm in maternity clothes. I keep having dreams about twins. My grandma is an identical twin and my grandpa's brother had ferternal, I have this really strong feeling its twin boys. Could it be?

mommy2be19 |

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im 6 weeks and this is my first pregnancy my first doctor appt is at 8wks. I havent been sleeping good the last week. It seems to me that my belly is getting round and bigger than last week. could it be bloating really bad or maybe multiples.. Anyone have a answer for me..

brewersgil101 |

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can you find out before your first Sono if you are having twins?

MummaKoelker |

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With my first pregnancy, I was showing a lot earlier than normal. It had never dawned on me that it could be twins. You can imagine my surprise when we went in for an ultrasound and there were two babies! 9 years (and my 3 child) later, I am expecting again. My clothes seem to be tighter (I am only 4 weeks), and I'm thinking it's probably twins again. My first set were fraternal and that increases my chances of having fraternal twins again.

SAzurdia |

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I am about 5 weeks along and that ? is floating around my head day and night. While pregnant with my daughter we heard two heartbeats but when we looked with US there was only one. When I became pregnant with my youngest son who is now 8 i felt like I was pregnant with twins again. Sure enough I went for an early US at about 2 months and there were two babies. A short time after that I lost one baby and my son was born about a month early. I am now pregnant with my fourth baby and I have a strong feelings it's twins again. I took a pregnancy test at 3 weeks way before I even missed my period and it was very positive. My breast were also extremely swollen at about two weeks and my belly at 5 weeks looks like in 2-3 months along!!! My grandfather on my mothers side was a twin and my great grandmother had two sets of twins. I have always felt my entire life that I was a twin and that I was missing something. Although I was a singleton I know in my heart I was a twin. My next doctors ap is August 23rd and Im sure due to my history they will schedule an early US to verify just how many are cooking in my oven ;)

MommyMouradian |

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OK, 1-there is no way to know if you are having twins unless you have a visual confirmation with the ultrasound. Up until then, its all possibilities. 2- Identical twins can occur for anyone and is by chance with nothing indicating or making identical twins possible. 3- Faternal twins can be geneticaly passed on the womans side of the family bc the woman drops more than one egg to be fertilized. Chances increase as you get older bc you start dropping more than one egg each month to get ready for menopause. Also your chances increase with fertility treatments that increase ovulation. I'm not a twin guru by any means but I do know enough about twins to give some info out. I have two sets of identicals myself, and i didn't know for sure until the ultrasound. First pregnancy I had very light symptoms, with no ms, only way I knew I had twins was the ultrasound, and the second time I had very bad morning sickness and gained wait very quickly, but only knew I was having twins only by ultrasound. Good luck to you ladies!

gekeler6 |

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I've been kinda wondering this as well, but i'm not sure if it's just fat or i'm showing here at 11 weeks. I've started wearing maternity pants because other jeans and capris don't fit me anymore. And I don't have anything to compare to. I won't have my ultrasound for almost another two weeks. :(

ashleymercado22 |

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i am 8 weeks pregnant. this is my third pregnancy. my second pregnancy was for my aunt who was not able to have children. twins run through my family like water. i swear i felt a lil "somethings" move in my uterus. to all those who say its impossible to feel a baby that early is non sense. my own doctor told me she felt her baby at 9 weeks. but from the begininng i have had extreme everything. positive results within a half second a day before my missed period. my breast are huge since before i even knew i was pregnant and hurting so bad. i could pam anderson to shame right now..and im normally a c cup.my husband wants twins. and i have thought i was having twins since i was 2 weeks along. i will give an update next month after my doc appt. any one else feel the same way?

jessiewatts |

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i am 5 weeks along and i was a twin (my mother lost my sister early in the pregnancy). i already have a 7 year old and with him i didnt start showing until i was almost 4 moths. now i feel like i can't even wear my jeans i wore a week ago. i have been told you gain wieght faster with your second pregnancy.i really didn't think that i could be having twins until i saw this "am i having twins?". my first doctors appt is this Thursday (sept. 8th). it wouldn't bother me either way as long as the baby or babies are healthy. i'll keep you posted. good luck to all.

Krisann1983 |

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For some reason when I found out I was prego. My 1st thought was twins... i have no idea why... It would be nice to get a two in one shot. but at the same time kinda freaked. The farther along I am the more excited I am that It could be... a week from tomorrow Ill know for sure. kinda crossing my fingers.

tara2003_22@yahoo.com |

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I've been dreaming about twins since before I found out I was pregnant. I took a pg test 2 weeks before my expected period and it came out positive imediately! I also have had a hunch. I don't know why, but there are 4 sets of twins in my immediate family. Crossing my fingers for twins :)

WootnWeet |

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My DH and I just found out last week we're expecting our first baby. Twins on both sides. I have been having some intense nausea and other signs. Don't go for first appt. until next week and that's just with the nurse. Don't see doc until a few days later. Why is it that woman over 35 are more likely to have twins?? Have been hearing that alot lately. Just curious.

bridekimmie |

Q&A: Am I having twins?

I'm 8 weeks, and have ALWAYS wanted twins. My first pregnancy... super sick... wondering, hoping, but if we have just one little guy I'll be just as blessed! :)

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Twins run in my hasbands family but not in mine. I am 9 weeks pregnant and i am already needing maternity pants. My MIL, since she had twins heself also told me i was showing a lot for onl y being 9 weeks along. My first unltasound is this week so i guess we will see if there is 1 or 2.

mlm0719 |

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Twins do not need to run in your family at all. They can easy happen by chance!

racergirl57 |

Q&A: Am I having twins?

I am 10 weeks pregnant and I had a dream 2 weeks ago that I was pregnant with twins. I woke up the next day and I was very excited but very nervous. I had my first ultrasound last week and I found out that I am pregnant with twins!! I am not aware of anyone having twins on my side of the family at all. I am young and taking no fertility drugs. These twins are a true blessing from above....

racergirl57 |

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I am 6 weeks along with my first and I have been wondering this same thing. I tested positive a week and a few days before my missed period. There is no way I can be farther along then I am because I just has surgery in December. My stomach is quite round and I can longer wear my jeans. I have my OB appt on the 24th but they are not doing an ultrasound. Twins run in both families.

Kassie21 |

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I know this is your question board but i dont know how to post my own. but this is my second pregnancy and in my first pregnancy i dreamed of having a baby(just one) this time around(2nd preg) I am now dreaming of twins. I know this sounds silly but i dreamed of having a double belly and double breasts. not sure how to read this? is this a sign?

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We are pregnant for the first time and both of my husbands grandpa's are twins and my father in-law is saying it twins I have a feeling its twins but I'm not sure if it is twins ill be ok with it

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I'm wondering the same thing. I'm 38, and already have 4 little ones. I thought I was done having kids 8 years ago, but I guess not... Anyway, hubby and I had unprotected sex and a week later (10 days pre-period due date) I took a test at my sisters and was pregnant. That seems really, really early for a positive result, right? I thought that, plus my age, plus a hunch, might mean I was carrying twins. I'll report back when I know something.

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I tested positive 9 days before my missed period on a digital test. My HcG levels were 973 at 6 days before missed period. I have conceived twins before but lost one at 10 weeks and one at 27 weeks 9 yrs ago. This is my 6th pregnancy. I've had 4 losses. But the last two were full term healthy. I now have constant heartburn & extremely tired almost 5 weeks ultrasound scheduled for the 28th of Jan. But I have been doing HcG test every 2 days all week. Results this friday! Ugh, hope to get news soon!

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i too had this same question in mind regarding twin pregnancy, but then i came across this a forum where a lady called Granny Nanny had discussed about the symptoms of twin pregnancy. I found it to be pretty helpful. Do go through it. http://goo.gl/Lls0s

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I'fe had a feel that at 9 weeks now I'm have twins a boy and a girl I knew I was pregnant with in 4 days after I O'ed, the test was super dark super fast before I even laid it down I've been overly worn out and nauseated 24-7 I can not stay hydrated. After the a miscarriage last year Ive prayed for twins and it would be the biggest blessing my 10yr old would be delighted!! Prayers for all!!!

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Found out I am pregnant about 9 days ago after an ER visit. Hcg levels almost triple for being only 5. Weeks but no heartbeat yet. Nearly impossible to get into an ob/gyn in my area. Having patience though. I'm just having tons of nausea and vomiting, craving like crazy, and not to mention the 7 sets of twins in my immediate family. Including my mom and my two sets of siblings. This is my first so it's probably just nerves. But I feel I'll have the twins this generation.

AllHailGir |

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hi there, I found out I was pregnant when I got back from my honeymoon...I wanted to sleep the entire time and when I got home that didn't go away my breast became tender and my body was so warm I knew I was pregnant.. I took two tests 6 days before my missed period which is today actually and they both were positive...I get the blood test from the doctor tomorrow. Ive noticed my jeans getting tighter this last week but when I woke up this morning my belly is out! its not gas....I know it isn't and im starting to think its twins! I also just fooling around took my heart rate today not thinking about it and it was 97 and then later 110 and my husband was like woah is this thing broken but then I found it is a symptom of twin pregnancy when you have a heartrate that high and I thought it just couldn't be coincidence?...no twins on my side but I guess to God that just doesn't matter...we shall see

sasbing16 |

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I too have a hunch...

sasbing16 |

Q&A: Am I having twins?

hello i'm 9 wks pregnate and i'm having the feeling that i'm having twins also i have had 10 kids and i'm 37 yrs old i did the ring test and it goes in a circle and back and forth i hope i find out on thursday

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