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Q&A: How early can I tell if I'm having multiples?

How early can my doctor tell me if I'm having multiples?

Re: How early can my doctor tell me if I'm having multiples?

The Bump Expert

Even though multiples are formed between 4 and 10 days after conception (when more than one egg is fertilized or one embryo randomly splits), you probably won’t learn that you’re having twins until your first ultrasound appointment (around 10 weeks) when the tech yells, "It's twins!" As a newly minted mom of multiples, this will only be the first of many surprises you’ll experience, so try not to fall off the table. You might be able to sense for yourself that you’re having more than one baby, even before that first ultrasound. (One big hint: Your belly’s growing faster than average.) Either way, you won’t have to wait long before you'll know to start doubling up on baby supplies.

Karen Moise, RN

Q&A: How early can I tell if I'm having multiples?

I found out at 8 weeks but i knoe some thing was off soon as i relized i was pregnant because my pregnancy signs where crazy. My other two pregnancys where like oh when was my last period and this one was like wooooo im pregnant. Extremely tired, awful nausa that landed me in the hospital, smelling was like i had super powers.

ccary7698 |

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i found out at 5 weeks cause i had to go to the hospital for severe cramps and they come out and tell me after the ultrasound that i was having twins, lol.. meanwhile i was there all by myself lol..

Fyiilvudan |

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My HCG levels were very high before 6 weeks but of course the doctor didn't say anything about it. I however was going "hmmm" but I brushed it off as "normal". My friends and family made comments about how puffy I became. A cousin joked that I was carrying twins. Sure enough on my 6 week ultrasound, there were two! I basically had very intense symptoms. I'm sure singletons experience this too but there was just that gut feeling. I started showing and needed new pants by 12 weeks. I'm 20 weeks now and I am HUGE.

Nikollicious2011 |

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i am 10 weeks and i WISHHH i have twinssss.. my grandmother has 2 pair of twins.

kailababy1 |

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You can tell early but my OB say no need to do an early ultrasound because it was my 1st pregnancy, I had no unusual history. I was only measuring big and then at the ultrasound at what we thought was 21 weeks we found their were two in there. :)

littleone96_gb |

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my husband is convinced i'm having twins. (twins do run on both sides of the family) my first ultrasound is still two weeks away. However to be prepared and not shocked my husband has started referring to my belly as "sweet pea and the unicorn" because he doesn't like to refer to the baby as "it".

cubswedding |

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I just had my ultrasound yesterday thinking I was between 9 and 13 weeks, to find out that the reason I'm already wearing maternity clothes is because there are 2 little peanuts in there. What a shock???

vgerver2 |

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We call our baby jellybean. I don't like it either. Jellybean is a baby not an it. I find out tomorrow it we are having 2 jellybeans or 1!

jellybeanfeb12 |

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ugh im 7 weeks and already starting to poke out...my step mother and my mom thinks im having twins (they do run in mine and my husbands family) so hopefully thursday i get to find out at my first ultra-sound. ^__^

maryrogers20659 |

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well now im 27 wks prego and i found out i was having twins at 2monthsI.I was very sickly then noemal. Like neasua,over throwing up,weightloss,and back and forth to the emergencyroom. It was pretty shocken but kinda expected it becaus my mother felt it. It tooked me a while to deal w-it and expecting it but now its like i find it very amazing and sooo thankful.(especailly since its my 1st) im having two girls but they are fertile..yayyyy me !!!!

TruN |

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I found out i was having twins at my 10 week appointment. I started showing at 9 weeks and everyone told me i was having twins but twins do not run on either side of the family. which twins only run on the moms side anyways. I was having my ultrasound and the dr. said "do you see what i see" and i said "its not twins is it" lol i was just being funny and she said "yes" i cried! i was an 18 year old single mother of twins! now i am 4 weeks and 3 days prego and from the intense symptoms i'm having i think im having multiples again! wish me luck :)

ella1313 |

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We didn't know we were having twins until or 20 week ultrasound. I went through half of my pregnancy not knowing. Big suprise for us. Still to this day 1 of my babies moves a ton more than the other so I never thought I had somethin strange goin on in there. Nothing ever showed up in my early blood tests, my doctors office doesnt give the early ultrasounds so we couldn't see anything and the doppler never picked up another heartbeat. This also happend to my good friend. I have 2 oldler kids and those pregnancies went way smoother than this pregnancy for sure,but now I'll be 32 weeks tomorrow and can't be happier I've made it this long. I am currently on bedrest now, I was in the hospital on Monday for early contractions.

mmadlew |

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When I found out I was pregnant with twins, I thought I was 9 weeks along, but was really only 7. I was excited about the twin part, but sad I had to add another 2 weeks to my countdown of the first trimester. I had extremely bad nausea with it getting worse in the evening. Thank the lord I was able to take medicine to lighten the nausea. The medicine did have constipation as a side effect, but I would take that any day over nausea. I described it to my sister (22) and brother-in-law (22) as a 24/7 hangover never going away and nothing alleviating the pain. I began wearing maternity pants around week 10. I think the neatest thing about a twin pregnancy is you are able to “see” them twice as much. You get to know and understand each baby. We have found out Baby A (the baby to come out first) is more like my husband; average heart rate, relaxed and hanging out. Baby B, is more like me; slower heart rate, squirming around and makes getting an ultrasound image difficult. Either way, it is such a blessing!! Good luck to each of you!

Hawiley |

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I found out at six weeks I was prego with twins...big surprise. I was sick with my first daughter and had to take Zofran so when I was sick with this pregnancy I didn't think anything of it. I called up the doctor and asked for them to prescribe me Zofran again and they said they would have to do an ultrasound first. So as the doctor was doing the ultrasound, I saw the two sacs and when she asked "do you know why you have been so sick" I answered "is it twins?" and she said yes. I am now 11 1/2 weeks pregnant and still sick as a dog. I have lost over 30 pounds, been hospitalized for 4 days and been to the ER three times. I can not wait for this sickness to stop.....only a few more days though and I will be out of the first trimester. My daughter is SUPER excited....double the trouble....here I come. I better get ready!

kaceym723 |

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I took an early pregnancy test and the line showed up quickly, and earlier than it was supposed to even be able to tell me that I was pregnant. I have been super sick (even with zofran) and every food and smell is repulsive to me. I found out at my 8 week ultra sound and was just shocked - twins don't run on either side of the family! Now that we've found out all the extreme symptoms make sense.

ErinLongbottom |

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My husband is a twin and my grandmother had twins so people say chances are that we are having twins. I'm ten weeks but I already pop out. I have extreme fatigue and pretty bad nausea. I hope it's twins because my husband and I only want two kids. :)

dulcinealopez |

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I am an identical twin and found out with my twin on our birthday I was pregnant with my first! :) she had just had her second girl so of course we were excited...I'm just wondering if there is anyone out there who didn't have horrible symptoms or just very mild ones ei. No morning sickness and had twins? Also, I have created several of the tickers, but never can seem to figure out how to se it

AndisMiracle7 |

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i am six weeks pregnant and already have a small bump..bad nausea and fatigue and the positive on my test came up QUICK!! my husband was a twin and they run in the family .. i'm silently hoping for twins =) but could it possibly be that i'm farther along than what i think? my ultrasound is not until i'm 9 weeks =(

futurefyke |

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I am 8 weeks pregnant and I already have a tiny bump, my size 3 pants fit but they don't close.. I have horrible nausea and all day sickness, I gained 6 pounds at 5 weeks and my husband and I have a really good feeling we may be having twins! My mom is a twin and it skips every 3rd generation in my family! Also my husband has twins in his family! :) We're really excited for our first appointment next wednesday! Everyone keeps telling me I may have twins because of the weight gain and my tummy! Hopefully we do! It would be double the blessing! <3

flakita13 |

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I am 8 Weeks & 5 days pregnant. I have a small bump that no one really seems to notice but me :p I just have this gut feeling that I am going to have twins!! Twins run on my husbands side of the family but not on mine. All of his family keeps saying to me oh we are about due for some twins in the family.... On top of that everywhere I have went the past couple of weeks I tend to see twins! haha I think its a sign :p I go for my first ultrasound appointment on the 12th :) I am nervous but excited too!!

kac5 |

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I am 7 weeks pregnant, and have gained about 7 pounds. Already wearing maternity pants b/c my others were just too tight around the waist. Already have a pretty substantial bump. My Hcg was really high with the two initial blood tests. Been really nauseous the last couple of weeks, but this is my first, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. My husband is convinced it's twins. Guess I need to have an ultrasound and find out! :) Sounds kinda like it from everything the rest of you have been saying.

LauraB90 |

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Just wondering if anyone else had a darker positive line than the control line on their home test and if it relates to twins at all.

red333 |

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I think i am 7 weeks and I feel like I already am showing a little. All my pants are super snug. My dad is an identical twin and my husbands mom is an identical twin. I haven't puked but once, but I feel so nasty all day long. My appointment isn't for another 3 weeks. I am waiting very impatiently. i have a feeling I am either much further along than we think or its twins. My last period was 12 days late and I didn't know if that had anything to do with it. When I took the test, I wasn't even five seconds in and it said positive

AmanthaMB |

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I'm 6 weeks and 6 days.. i've been terribly SICK (like ALL THE TIME) so I changed my appointment to 4 days earlier and was SHOCKED to hear from the ultrasound tech "Congratulations there are TWO of them". OB said that with multiples your progesterone levels increase really fast and that's why those of us with multiples might find ourselves hugging the porcelain throne more often than singletons. Regardless after the initial shock we're excited for our little miracles :)

babycasalins |

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I found out at 7 weeks I was having triplets. We knew there was a chance it could naturally reduce to twins (never happened), and also knew there was no way I was going to make it beyond 36 wks. I ended up having them at 30 wks +3 days.

labwench79 |

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I already had my first ultra sound and the doctor didn't say anything just printed the picture and that was it. I brought the picture home and started to really look at it and I looks to me like it might be twins. I can't wait to go back next Monday to see if it is one or two babies. Twins run in both sides of the family.

Ladyfly828@aol.com |

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I'm 4 weeks pregnant going on 5. My husband and I were really on point with this one. It is our first pregnancy and I have a bump that's pretty significant. And I feel it too! We have multiples on both sides. Yesterday I was making eggs, out of three I only wanted two of the yolks. Much to my surprise when I broke the second egg there were two yolks! Is this a sign or what?! I have my Dr's appointment at the six week mark due to a loss a few years ago. Wish us luck!

Nikki_Luv |

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I am a fraternal twin and twins run in my family every few generations. I recently did IVF where they implanted two eggs. Since before we started this whole process I have been telling my husband that I think we will have twins. I have been very nauseous all day long and extremely fatigued, but I am not sure if that is due to the drugs from the IVF treatment or the actual hormones in my system. We have our first ultrasound in a couple days. Wish me luck!

creusamedea |

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I just found out am prego again, I want to say am about 5 weeks now and am praying to God to bless me with twins, twins run on my husband side of the family, my baby bump is starting to show, and when I took a home pregnancy test both lines where really dark, I have to kids already and with both of them I took a home pregnancy test also, but on both pregnancy test one line was always lighter then one, and am feel really sick and tired, didn't feel like this when I was pregnant with my other two kids, but I won't really know intill my first ultrasound, but I just want tol tell all the lady's out there haven twins God bless you more, its a big blessing to have twin!

adilene19 |

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We did IVF and knew twins might be a possibility. But I started to worry when I had gained 5 lbs at 6 weeks. I have never been hungrier in my life. And nauseated at the same time, which lasts all day until the nighttime heartburn sets in. We had it confirmed with an US at 6 weeks which showed two sacs, then heartbeats at 8 weeks. I can already feel my uterus, but I'm not sure if I'm 'showing' exactly. I generally just look really fat and my pants don't fit. We are waiting to tell everyone until 2nd trimester, so I have to tough it out with baggy clothes and hope I don't gain too much weight to be unhealthy for the babies. Feeling rather blessed as we didn't think we would have any babies at all with my fertility issues.

kmparker224 |

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I found out at 8 weeks. definately a shock for sure. I am 32 so they say i have a high risk pregnancy. My first pregnancy and wow twins. Thrilled and scared at the same time.

kimmynaaron2013 |

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Hi! Well, when I found out I was pregnant with my first baby,(that was 6 yrs ago) the HPT showed it was positive but the lines were really faded, you could bearly see it, now for this pregnancy, I took a HPT around the same time I did for my previous pregnancy and the lines were really really dark. Several hour later I started spotting and cramping and it sort of freaked me out because I'd never experienced any of this with my first pregnancy. I rushed to the ER, there they test my urine and of course the HCG was higher than ussuall (one of the signs that you're carrying multiples) then they did blood work and transabdominal (sonogram), but because it was too early they have to perfom a transvaginal ultrasound, there they tell me they found a second gestational sac, just at 6 week! and that the reason I could be spotting It was because It could be that I was having twin! Today Im 8 weeks, the cramps are gone, I still get some mild cramps on and off. I'm still spotting, and since Im having twins my pregnancy is considered a high risk pregnancy. Now i have to go back next week on the 24th for another ultrasound. But is stressfull because first answer the doctors give you, is that if you're spotting and cramping it could be a sign of a misscarriage. They suggested me bed rest and no sex. I haven't been feelling nauseous or any other pregnancy symptoms just,fatigue when I wallk, and tired but thats pretty much it. So to answer your question my dear, you can find out if you;re having twins as early as six week ;) good luck with all

kayleendaniel |

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My tummy is big just a little bit I already had my period it lasted 5 days my period was light im feeling tired and I almost fainted I almost threw up I told my bf to pull over and when I got home I walked torwards the living room I smelt the air cause my boyfriend was making yummy food I rushed to the bath room and threw up my nose is super sensitive to smell my boobs got big you can see my vains I wear loose pants cause.i cant wear tight pants cause it hurts am I prego ? Is it early signs of twins? And pregnancy ? someone let me know thanks girls

4urlov |

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My pregnancy tests have all been very dark lines, even with very watered down urine, so I'm excited to find out what my HCG levels are later today. Twins run on both sides of my family and one side of DF's, so it's very possible that we could be having twins. I probably won't know for sure until my first prenatal appointment at 8 weeks.

KalonKiki |

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Hi ladies, Not to discourage any of you but the fathers side has absolutely nothing to do with determining whether or not you have twins. Just thought I'd chime in! Good Luck!!!

SArmstead |

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Found out I'm having fraternal twins this past Thursday! Very exciting and shocking since we really don't have any family history. I'm 10 weeks, and have had very little symptoms, hardly any nausea. My OB was pretty surprised by this. I can't wait to find out what we are having!,

caee81 |

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I am 6 weeks 4 days pregnant and already dont fit into some of my pants which sucks because im trying to save $ for babies lol. i took two home positive tests both came out strong and dark positive. and with my official appt the test was equally strong and dark positive. twins run on my side, skips every other generation (my mom was a twin, and so was her grandmother) so its my turn. ive been feeling nauseous a lot lately and it sucks because daddy-to-be and i want to go out to eat but cant do that much, especially morning diners, without me wanting to get sick the second i walk in. Please let me have twins!!!!!!

stryker9000 |

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I just found out through vaginal ultrasound today at 6 weeks when we saw 2 heartbeats! I did IVF (hence the early ultrasound) and implanted one embryo, so we're completely shocked to see identical twins. My HCG levels at 4 weeks were super high. But I haven't felt any morning sickness or other symptoms, except some weird cramping in week 5. SHOCKED!

damarisd |

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I had my first u/s last week at 8.4 weeks and found out I have two sacs. So looks like May/June will be double trouble with twins. :) Fraternal twins run in the family so we'll see. My need to be in maternity clothes happened very early this time. Somewhere around 7 weeks because it was impossible to wear my clothes any longer without feeling like my insides were being cut off. Turns out there's two. Nausea onset much earlier....but I think it has something to do with my prenatals and when I take them. Also I'm exhausted all the time, and if I over exert myself with walking or running or something then I end up having to take a break. Also my feet swell very easily this time around.

txxblondie |

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I found out at 6 weeks that my husband and I were expecting twins. I am not 25 weeks pregnant and both babies are super healthy!

BethanyCrone |

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I found out that I was having Quads at 6 weeks b/c I was showing like crazy. Multiples run in my family and his.

girlgirl411 |

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i went to the er at 4 weeks they see 2 sac but nothing in them my levels were 3600 at 4 weeks by 6 weeks ultersound there was 2 baby's and heartbeats.and my levels at 6 weeks was 6500. i knew something was up because a home test didn't not show up with my daughter intill i was 9 weeks. with this twins i was a day late and it shoowed up on a home test in less than a min. now i'm 12 weeks 3 days and i'm getting bigger by the day. my ultersound yesterday showed to growning babies...

kenzibugmommy11 |

Q&A: How early can I tell if I'm having multiples?

Sorry to everyone who has twins on their HUSBANDS side of the family -- this has nothing to do with your likelihood of having twins. It is only the mothers side that matters since she has to produce two ovum to have fraternal twins and identical twins are completely random. My mom and her grandmother are both fraternal twins.

lmcneill929 |

Q&A: How early can I tell if I'm having multiples?

It actually depends, because when I had my twins, they weren't growing/developing until later on in the pregnancy. Some babies grow faster, some grow slower. I have 9 children, number 10 is on the way. Call me crazy, but I love 'em.

Jennity |