I am sorry I cannot offer much support as I do not know much about this. I am curious though, have you been to an OBGYN before? Were you aware that you had 1 uterus's or was this all new for you? That is something I would be surprised that a doctor had not told you before.
Even if 1 baby disolves the other can def still survive. The docs will monitor you so just try to destress (hard I know but it will only help in the long run). Remember, this is out of your hands so lets pray and hope for the absolute best!! :)
Keep hope. My sister was pregnant and told the sac was empty and she was so sad but they were wrong. She now has a beautiful 3 year old boy.
The ultrasound was done too early. Best to get it done after 10
They can't always see the heartbeats or foetus properly at 5-6 weeks & one twin could be developing faster than the other so I would stay positive & take your vitamins, eat healthy & try not to stress until the next scan.
I'm currently 25 weeks pregnant. When I went for my first appointment I thought I was 10 weeks and it turned out I was 6 weeks 6 days. That is very early for an ultrasound. They found one sac with a newly beating heart and another sac with no heartbeat. They had me return a week later to do another sono. The second sac had disapeared but the first was growing and healthy. 5 weeks is very early and the heart isn't visibly beating until almost 7 weeks. So think positive!! Also my first pregnancy with my son I bled at 12 weeks, lightly and he was born healthy full term. Good luck!
UPDATE: light cramping (although not necessarily painful) last night and a little pale blood this evening on my sanitary napkin. I am due to call my Dr tomorrow to update them. When i call i will request another u/s. It will help tell me more of what my body is doing during such a confusing time. Having 2 uterus, I understand the blood may be coming from my left uterus while my right one has the pregnancy #bicornuiteuterus. On the other hand, it could also confirm I'm loosing the other twin. I would just like to be told a definite answer either way so my husband & I can move forward. My emotions/hormones are still haywire and I still have bouts of nausea and tender breasts. The support, insight, and kindness I've received on this forum is incredibly helpful and I am grateful!
Thank you so much for the prayers! Tomorrow i will technically be 8 and a half weeks. Tomorrow is also 2 weeks from when my Dr. said I'd probably have a miscarriage of both babies (Sept 28th). On 9/28 is when I saw my "vanishing twin" on the sonogram screen. I am nauseous as we speak and still no significant bleeding or cramps. I keep waiting to feel and see what I've read which is "a heavy periodlike bleeding and strong cramping". Has anyone out there had a different experience with a 5 and a half week miscarriage?? I'm pretty sure my body absorbed the vanishing twin, but what about the rest? I can't wait to hopefully get some answers from the sonogram next week. But any added infor or shared experience would be helpful! :/
Still no cramping today but I just passed a maybe dime size clot in the toilet. It was not round it was (tmi warning) more just stringy followed with little drops afterwards. I went home from work in case this is it. It was pretty upsetting but I'm ok. You'd think this would be definite news, however....no unfortunately. When I had my first u/s they found a clot hanging out in the same uterus where my twins were seen. Ugh, Monday can't come soon enough. I am yearning to move on if that's what I need to do!
Well, I started bleeding in the middle of the day Thursday and have been ever since. The cramps just started yesterday and are very painful today but manageable with over the counter midol. The amount of bleeding so far is just as I have read it would be. I hope it's over soon, but at least I'm past the waiting stage. I'll post another update after my Dr. appt on Monday. I'm still a bit emotional here and there but doing better.
I'm so sorry about your loss. I can appreciate the emotional rollercoaster you've just been on and it's extremely hard and exhausting for a woman. I pray that you are blessed with a little angel of your own sooner than you think.
Update- Today it seems I have finally stopped bleeding. This truly helps with the emotional side of things. I had begun bleeding on Oct 13th. Then, on the evenings of the 15th and 16th (full moon), I had the worst pain of my life and passed the most tissue. Both nights I had literal contractions 2 minutes exactly apart for most of the night. I felt faint at one point from the pain, but eventually the pain became more manageable. I had an ultrasound on the 17th which showed that I had passed the large blood clot that was larger than both sacs put together and was found in the same uterus as the twins, and the 2nd gestational sac (the first "vanished" as in vanishing twin syndrome). They said I still had what they described as hemorrhage left in the uterus. I continued to bleed, then on the 20th, I was diagnosed with strep throat...which I have never had in my life. That hit me very hard emotionally, but I am now on the upswing and half way through my antibiotics. My husband and I will start trying soon, and I will try to check back to see if I can offer any help to others. After going through such an ordeal, I now feel incredibly moved to try and reach out to others who may need support in this difficult experience. I have decided to begin a blog as part of my recovery and hopefully to somehow help other victims of miscarriage somehow. That is all for now. I send all my love and prayers of healing to all those who feel alone in their struggle. You are NOT alone dear souls!