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1193816 tn?1275855605
Vanishing twin syndrome after heart beat
I had an ultrasound at around 8 weeks and it showed twins in separate amniotic sacs measuring the same size exactly (7 weeks 5 days) They both had heart beats considered in the normal range (one was 130, the other was 135) My question is, I have heard a few times that once a strong heart beat and healthy size is established via ultrasound in both twins that the odds for vanishing twin syndrome is lowered. Has anyone heard this or experienced this? Also, anyones experiences with this (good or bad) would be appreciated. This pregnancy is unlike my 3 boys pregnancies. No sickness, just severe fatigue and sore breasts, thats about it!! Has me a bit concerned as I would of expected to be even sicker with two! I am trying not to worry too much but google makes it impossible as there are so many different things about this subject being said. Thanks for any help anyone can offer!!
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299260 tn?1304219705
Congrats :) I'm pregnant with twins, too. I'm 31 weeks & I never got sick til my second trimester & it was only twice during my whole pregnancy. That's it! I had very minor nausea, but it wasn't anything like I expected & like you, I was just very tired & my bbs ached! ;) My twins are also in separate sacs & from what I've read, vanishing twin syndrome is less likely when there are two sacs. Try not to worry & best wishes :)
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1150468 tn?1290509650
hi, I am 10wks pregnant and I don't feel a thing. I to was worring but I've decided to stop. I've been to the doctor 3 times already for a ultrasounds because of that. The only symptom I've had is belching and nausea but not to the point were I am vomiting.Try not to worry, your fine.
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1193816 tn?1275855605
Thank you for the input ladies!! It helped me feel much better. Mommyin10, your almost there! do you know the genders yet?? Ehope- I myself have considered going in and paying for a ultrasound before my next one in scheduled due to my concerns!! lol..Too bad you can't do the 3/4d ones till you are 20 weeks along, they run about 100 dollars here!
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1150468 tn?1290509650
Abstract I know right. I was lucky that I didn't have to pay. I have insurance through my job and va benifits. The VA don't care at all how many times I come but I've decided not to go back. We both need to chill out so we can get to 31 weeks like mommy10 LOL
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1193816 tn?1275855605
My husband actually has VA benefits, I WISH they covered the entire family! lol. We will be great, from all my extensive research it typically happens before the 7th week, crossing my fingers though. I see it this way, most of the people posting the horror stories online are doing it as a way of coding, etc. The ones who had good out comes, are way too busy raising twins to be online posting!! hahaha. Can I add you to my friends list thing here? I am some what new to this site so I am still getting the hang of it.
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hi i am a mum of twins and like you i got no morrning sickness with my twins and yes it is true if they are in seprate sacks and have strong heart beats vanishing twin syndrome is unlikely to happen so dont worry to much.

sarah
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1193816 tn?1275855605
Thanks Sarah! :)
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299260 tn?1304219705
I forgot to mention, we only saw one sac at 5 weeks, saw the heartbeat at 6 weeks & that's when we saw another sac. We saw Baby B's heartbeat at 7 weeks :) You're past 8 weeks & babies are in separate sacs, I think you'll be just fine :) Yes, we are having a boy & a girl and we're so excited! :)
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1193816 tn?1275855605
***UPDATE***

Sorry it took me so long to update!! They are doing perfectly fine, a boy & a girl!! I am beyond excited. So far no big issues :)
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I AM 22 WEEKS AN I AM/ WAS HAVING TWINS THEY ARE IN TWO SAC AN ON NOV 20TH THEY BOTH WERE DOING GOOD AND NOW AS DEC 13TH I HAVE LOST ONE TO VANISHING TWIN SYNDROME so the odds of it happening are high an i have two little girl  never had any problems with the preg
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I had an U/S at 8.5 weeks and it showed twins with two different sacs two heartbeats around 160 each  and both measure same, the doctor then gave me another ultrasound apt. Four days later saying he would like to know the actual date they where after the second ultra sound the tech ended up giving me two ultrasound pictures  with baby a and baby b both looked the same. dad and I both seen two heart beats, the next day my doctor said through a phone call that  a heartbeat wasnt detected in one of the babies, I'm truly at a loss, and pretty sad I'm not sure what to believe and I would like answers.
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