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Pamela Prindle Fierro

How Can You Tell It's Twins? Signs of Twin Pregnancy

By March 28, 2011

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I had no idea I was having twins. The possibility never crossed my mind. That's why the revelation of two babies came as such a shock when they were discovered during an ultrasound. On the other hand, some women have plenty of suspicious signs: early weight gain, extreme nausea, fetal movement. Many just have a "feeling."

What about you? Did you experience any signs or symptoms that led you to believe you were having twins before it was confirmed by your doctor? Leave a comment and share your story.

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March 31, 2011 at 7:08 am
(1) Allian says:

I was five months pregnant and the doctor thought my tummy was too big. i used to feel like double kicks on both sides, i imagined hands and legs kicking but twin, too far fetched. till i went for an ultra sound and confirmed it. I have been the happiest mother ever since, till i gave birth by cs and now they are 22 months old. i have enjoyed bringing them up they teach me so much. they are 3rd/4th born. its wonderful.

April 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm
(2) Dani Mae says:

I was 12 weeks when i even had a feeling i was pregnant because i was never really *regular* anyway. So i go for an ultrasound and yeah im now 16 weeks pregnant with twins it came as a huge shock but its amazing how well i went thru the first trimester!

April 5, 2011 at 10:24 am
(3) Robin says:

I had some inclination that there were twins because I dreamed about two babies before we knew. In fact the morning of the first ultrasound, the first thing I said to my husband was that we did not have enough names picked out if there were twins. We found out that we were having twins during the first ultrasound at 8 weeks. We were still shocked and amazed.

April 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm
(4) Robyn says:

I had a dream that I was having twins and I was also super tired. It was my third pregnancy so I expected to be tired but I could not make it through the day without taking a nap. I found out at 6 weeks that it might be twins and then at 8 weeks it was confirmed!!

April 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm
(5) Jeanie says:

I didn’t know until I was 12 weeks either..and tbh I didn’t even really ‘show’ that I was pregnant til 7 months, much less with twins. I only gained 19 lbs total throughout the whole pregnancy.

I had nooo clue it was twins, although we’d been teased about it because my SO has an older set of twins (and a singleton), but both the sets of twins (his with someone else, and ours) are fraternal, meaning 2 eggs.

And I gotta say, the WTE forums for multiples has people come in all the time asking if they might be pregnant with twins..and 9 times out of 10, they aren’t. It’s really just one of those ‘things’…some people can tell, but some can tell the moment they become pregnant though too. But for many of us, I think, who do become pregnant with twins, it is a pretty big surprise.

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