by Katie S.
(Lacey, WA, USA)
Ultrasound with heartrate.
I was pretty sure around 5 weeks that I was having twins. It was just one of those feelings I have that I can't explain. I've been pregnant twice before, 12 and 10 years ago. Only one child each time. They were very healthy full term+ babies, first a boy, then a girl. 8lb and 8lb. 4oz.
This pregnancy from day one has been different. I had a weird feeling there was more than one this time, but was hoping to be told otherwise. First ultrasound was done at a hospital when I went in one morning thinking I was maybe having an ectopic pregnancy..was feeling terrible and having abdominal pain. Well, the doc told me that there was only one and it was right where it belonged, in the uterus, and it was at the right size for 9 week baby. I went home and was thinking he was right..but 2 days after that I had another ultrasound and come to find out there are OBVIOUSLY two babies in ONE sac..which scares me a little bit, hearing about the complications and the rarity of this type of condition.
If there is anyone here who has had the same type of pregnancy? A monoamniotic twin pregnancy..which means the babies share a single sac, and a single placenta? Please comment on if you think you see a division in the babies, I'm hoping they misdiagnosed me, and hoping to find out they have their own sac, because it would be better if it was that way. I'm really worried, and only at 9.5 weeks, I want both babies to survive.