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Heartbeat on doppler for twins

Hi, has anyone had their doctor pick up 2 heartbeats on doppler BEFORE finding out you were having twins?

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  • Not here. Ours were IVF and we had an ultrasound to know they both stuck long before we would have heard the HBs on the doppler. Our twins have very distinct heartbeats on the doppler, so it is easy to differentiate them, but even now they are small enough and close enough together that if they had similar sounds, I would probably not suspect there were two.
    2.5 years TTC with MFI, 3 failed IUIs 
    IVF w/ICSI October 2014: 17R, 13M, 12F 4 Frosties
    ET of two blasts 11/2/14 BFP!!! It's TWINS! EDD 7/21/15

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  • Thanks for answering.  Good luck with your twins I would just love to have twins!!
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  • Same here....my twins are IVF twins.  We are thrilled, but also scared.  Twin pregnancies are higher risk then singleton pregnancies.  We transferred 2 only because it took us 5 fresh cycles to get our DD (only 1 egg was retrieved) and this time around we only had 2 make it to transfer.  1 was an 8 cell minimal fragmentation, the other was a 6 cell with more fragmentation.  Our RE didn't think it would make it to freeze so we transferred it.  We were really surprised when both stuck!
    Me 35, DH 36
    TTC summer 2008
    Diagnose me. DOR, DH perfect
    IUI # 1 6/2010, BFN
    IUI # 2 8/2010, BFN
    IVF # 1 10/2010 Canceled poor response
    IVF 1.2 12/2010 BFP! mc 6 weeks 2 days
    Mental health break for 10 months
    IVF # 2 10/2011 BFN
    IVF # 3 5/2012 BFP! 10 eggs retrieved (best ever)
    7 fertilized transferred 3
    Beta #1 14dpo - 72, Beta #2 17dpo 145 Beta 3 20dpo 521
    First u/s June 15 saw HB 126 bpm missed m/c 7/5/12 10 weeks D&C 7/6/12
    IVF#4 ER 9/30 ET 10/3 Beta 10/16 BFFN. IVF #5 final with o/e. ER 1/21 only 1 retrieved, hoping my lonestar is the one. Beta #1 2/6/13 = 209.... please let this be it! Keep growing lonestar! Beta #2 2/8/13 - 586! , Beta #3 2/10/13 = 1898. First u/s perfect little heart beat at 116 bpm. Measure 6 weeks 1 day. EDD 10/14/13
    3/4/13 measuring right on track beautiful heartbeat 171 bpm, graduated from RE to OB... bittersweet.
    PAIF/SAIF always welcome! Its a girl! 

    Maggie Grace is here!  10/5/13... 8lbs 6 ounces of pure joy!

    TTC#2  No birth control since DD was born.  Getting ready to jump back in the saddle.  Weaning this month. RE
    appt scheduled 5/8.   Here we go again!

    IFV# 6.  10/27  6 retrieved 4 mature 3 fertilized.  2 made it to 3dt 10/30. 1"very pretty 8 cell" and 1 6 cell.  Beta
    11/13.   Please stick embies!!!!  We love you so much already! 11/12/14  POAS, BFP... beta tomorrow!
    11/13 beta #1  924!!!  2nd bet 11/15 1906, one more on 11/17 3rd & final beta 3430.  First u/s 12/5, 7w4d, 2 heartbeats,
    both measuring right on track....2nd u/s... all is well... both beans measuring right on track... released from RE... first
    appointment with MFM 1/5.  Looks like this is really happening!

  • Hi! I'm new to this board and am 20w4d. We had my anatomy scan 2 days ago (no previous ultrasounds) and found out we're having twin girls! We had two previous appointments where heartbeat was checked but our doctor didn't even look around for two. It was an extremely exciting surprise!
  • they would be too close together at the time. Later on, it is very possible to tell them apart, but not for everyone. Our tripletSwere IVF, so we knew very early, but I couldn't definitely pick up each one individually at home after 12 weeks or so


    No periods due to 17 years of ballet and distance running after college.  Zero response to 2 months of Clomid, little response to Letrozole.  IUI left with 9 cysts = too many viable eggs due to age.  On to IVF.  Low dose of all meds still produced 37 mature eggs 12.6.11.  Froze due to overstimulation.  

    FET #1.1 1.22.12 BFN.   FET #1.2 2.22.12=GRACE! (and a vanishing twin).  

    Grace Katherine born 10.25.12 @ 36w6w 6#14oz 19.5".
    FET #1.3 3.2013 BFN FET#1.4 4.2013 BFN. Never tried a fresh transfer.  Let's try, despite 10 still frozen.  
    ER 6.26.13 27 mature eggs, slight overstim. ET   7.1.13 ectopic, FET 2.1  9.10.14   TRIPLETS!!  

    Boys born 3.18.14 @ 29w5d.  Andrew Jack 3#6oz 16", Grant Robert 3#9oz 16", Charles Phillip 3#7oz 17".

  • jnkane.....how very exciting!!  Congrats on your twin girls.  I hope when I go for my US they see 2 babies!!   I guess this will probably be our last baby and now I'm worried that the baby will have no one to play with.  Our older 2 kids will be 14 and 11 when this baby is born! 
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