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BROWN EYED GURL...? 4 U, or others with multiples

how did you find out that you were having twins....were there any symptoms that led you to think that there was multiples??  and how far along were you when you found out? where you just measuring larger than a singleton? or were the pregnancy symptoms just twice as bad??   there is twins that run in my family....and my symptoms are just like 3 times as bad than what my other pregnancies were....this is going to be baby #4.....I'm only going into 5th week and I've gained 7 lbs so far this month....and all i do IS EAT...than is not normal for me....any thoughts???
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178590 tn?1294180367
For me I didn't really have many preg symptoms and still don't I had an early BFP and my HCG levels at 11 DPO were 92.9  and they stayed pretty high.  I thought I was having at least twins cause I started showing at 6 weeks and got an u's at 7.4 weeks and they said it was twins.....went back at 8 weeks and it was triplets  lost the third one at 9 weeks....but I just had higher HCG and was bigger than I expected.  But I'm lucky from what I hear most women have symptoms 2-3x worse with multiples.....but not me....I've only gained 3 lbs but I'm just not craving junk food so that can be part of it.
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is this your 1st pregnancy?? how did you get the dr to get your levels checked? I also had a BFP early...at 8DPO....
178590 tn?1294180367
no this is my third I've had two m/c's and then I lost one baby this pregnancy.....I have a lab here in town where I can get the blood work myself or I can have my Dr order it and get it done on my insurance.  I probably could have gotten a BFP earlier but I had some faulty tests......
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I am so so sorry to learn of you losing your babies through m/c and losing one of triplets......that is awful...I wonder if my local blood draw site down the road would do anything like that without a dr's order....thanks
354373 tn?1299188126
I was pregnant with twins (ended in a missed M/C and D&C in Dec. though).....1st pregnancy, so as far as symptoms go, I don't think they were any worse...only sore/heavy breasts and minimal nausea first thing in the morning but resolved if I ate....I had a little "jellyroll" around my middle that showed up around 7 weeks or so, but nothing that anyone but myself noticed and no weight gain at all....I found out at an 8 1/2 week U/S that there were 2......Good luck to you and congrats!
178590 tn?1294180367
you should check you need to ask for the HCG quantitive test it will give you you HCG levels
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I went thru FET and found out I was pregnant 9 days after the transfer with really high HCG. It was 428 and continued to more than double for the next 3 test. At that time I was getting accupuncture treatments and continued until I was about 27 wks. I only had little nausea. But was always tired. No other issues. I did develop gestational diebetes which is common with multiples. I am on bed rest since 29wks after being discharged from hospital for preterm labor symptoms. My rapid weight gain was within the 20wks, I had gained 12 lbs.  I have gained about 21 lbs so far and I am at 33wks4d. I don't have a good appetite for some reason, have to force and keep reminding myself to eat.
Good luck to you.
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