I have been a lurker on the Sept. 2015 board and after my first ultrasound on Thursday, looks like I belong here as we found out we are having twins! (This is my first pregnancy) I was 9w 5d at the time of my appointment and my doctor's office usually doesn't do an ultrasound until week 12. My doctor was just going to try and find the heartbeat with the Doppler, and after not being able to find it after about a minute I started to think the worst, she could tell I was getting worried and said she would see if the ultrasound tech could squeeze me in.
Looking at the screen it was very obvious right away that it was twins, but I was just so relieved to see a heartbeat I didn't even have time to process that there are two! Needless to say, I am excited yet terrified. I feel like I was so shocked that I didn't even have a chance to ask my doctor any questions.
I bought When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, and Quads by Dr. Barbara Luke and have started reading that and I have a few questions:
I know you can't plan these things, but should I be preparing to be out of work by a certain point?
Did anyone continue to exercise while pregnant with multiples? I have been a fairly serious runner for years and have been continuing to jog/ fast walk on the treadmill 4 or 5 times a week but don't want to continue if I am risking harming the babies.
again, these are just 2 questions I didn't get to ask my Dr. And plan on talking to her about at my next appointment, I would just love to hear from others who have been through it.
Thanks in advance!