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Twins! Anyone know?

Hi guys! I'm 7 weeks pregnant with twins. I was too shocked to ask the tech if she knew of they were identical or fraternal... Anyone have a good Guess from experience if there is one placenta or two?

Re: Twins! Anyone know?

  • It looks like two separate sacs which would mean fraternal.  But I'm not a Dr.  Congrats!

    BabyFetus Ticker
    DS1: 10/2005 DS2: 01/2007 DS3: 09/2010
  • Congratulations! Looks like I'm having twins too! we had a scan at 6 weeks 3 days and saw 2 heartbeats :) 

    I was very shocked bit now am so excited and feel so blessed 
  • MegaP said:
    It looks like two separate sacs which would mean fraternal.  But I'm not a Dr.  Congrats!
    Not quite. My husband is an identical twin. They were in separate sacks with a shared placenta. Identicals can share everything (most dangerous) out nothing (best case).

    Fraternal twins are in separate sacks with their own placentas.

    Without DNA testing (or one of each sex) you don't know if babies in separate sacks are identical or fraternal until birth.
    Mommy to N (3), J (2), and C (10 months). LO4 is due in mid-September.
  • Congrats! This would def be a question for the doc.  Even if there are two placentas 1/3 of identical twins have their own placenta. 
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    DS1 12-31-1999, DS2 5-7-2008, DS3 8-3-2010
  • Congrats on twins! How exciting.

    DH: 35 | Me: 29
    BFP #1- 07.25.12, EDD: 03.24.13, DD born 03.26.13
    Surprised BFP #2- 02.25.15, EDD: 10/29/15 |*m/c 7w4d, D&C 04.02.2015 
    BFP #3- 01.21.16, EDD: 09.29.26 |*m/c-blighted ovum 2.19.16 8w1d, D&C 03.04.16 
    BFP #4- 05.24.16, EDD: 02.04.17 |*natural m/c-  07.08.16, 9w1d
    BFP #5- 09/25/16, EDD: 06.07.17 GROW
    , BABY, GROW! 

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