I'll go first: I'm a 35 year old sassy Level 1 Trauma/ER nurse from Dallas, Texas (yup, like what's on TV!) I'm 32 weeks pregnant with babies #1 and #2, two girls, Avery & Emma. I love my life, my husband, my baby girls, but MAN this pregnancy is rough!! Hoping for maybe 3-6 more weeks at least!! My DH is a police officer and swat team member who takes care of us and is so loving through this hard time and rough pregnancy. I'm such a lucky lady! ☺❤
Now, how about y'all!!????
Hello, if you are reading this you maybe wondering/hoping you are expecting multiples.
However, there is no way for anyone in this group to answer that question for you. The only way to have that question answered is to have your doctor book you an appointment for an ultrasound.
If you have not yet had an ultrasound that should be your first step. Tell your doctor of your suspecions and have an ultrasound booked.
The women on this forum have absolutely no way of determining if your expecting multiples by your symptoms, feelings or hopeful wishes.
As no two pregnancies are the same, an increase of your Hcg levels and nausea are not indicators of a multiple pregnancy. Also "showing" early is also not a way to determine if your expecting multiples.
If you ask this question of the forum before you have taken the time to have an ultrasound, the responses you receive will most likely be a repeat of this message at best, and at worse, joking at your expense. If you don't want to hear answers like "Yes, you can tell by urinating on your smartphone," then instead of asking "am i having multiples?!" try asking instead how other people felt when they first learned they were carrying twins+. Ask about other people's experiences, and don't ask them to predict your pregnancy outcome.
Once again NO ONE IS ABLE TO TELL VIA A TEXT FORUM IF YOU ARE CARRYING MULTIPLES. If you have any of these questions please take real world, real life steps involving a medical practitioner to find the answer.
(Thanks to steph_anie for helping craft this message.)
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I just have one more thing.. My sons graduation party (kindergarten).. It's this Thursday and if I make it I'd be so happy.. I've prepared to throw him a party on Friday.. I pray I make it until next Friday :D
How are you other mothers doing? How far left? Are you anxious?
-Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is a disease of the placenta (or afterbirth) that affects identical twin pregnancies.
-TTTS affects identical twins (or higher multiple gestations) who share a common monochorionic placenta.
-The shared placenta contains abnormal blood vessels which connect the umbilical cord and circulations of the twins.
-The common placenta may also be shared unequally by the twins
-The events in pregnancy that lead to TTTS are all random.
-TTTS is not hereditary or genetic, nor caused by anything the parents did or did not do.
-TTTS can happen to anyone.
so we rushed to a hospital where had discovered that my cervix was shortened and softened, however I wasn't dilated.
I was put in a Pathology section of the hospital (after filling the papers for 40 min and my husband running around to get a copy of my passport), and got a steroid shot. They wouldn't do anything to stop the contractions unless I'm dilated and moved into l&d.
I am worried, and stressed, and scared, and irritated...ugh..:( they say I might go into labour but wouldn't do anything to stop it😡😓😬
I'm only 30+2 weeks😞