Gestational Age of Multiples in Picture (in Weeks)
Zygosity - Fraternal, Identical or Unknown
About My Twin/Multiple Ultrasound Picture
This is my ultrasound picture from a scan at 7 weeks. Only one embryo is visible. I did not find out I was having twins until another scan at 20 weeks. The twins were monochorionic (in the same chorion - outer sac) so they were positioned very close together in the uterus. At this early stage of pregnancy, with a 2 dimensional view, one embryo was shadowed behind the other, so you could only see one.
About My Twin/Multiple Pregnancy
After discovering there were twins at 20 weeks, I had a pretty uneventful pregnancy. I had some preeclampsia that resulted in bedrest, but I delivered at 36 weeks and both twins were healthy. That was 16 years ago!
- Remember "this two shall pass..." Things will get easier. The early days are crazy and chaotic, but so are the teen years.
- Having twins is really a lot of fun - they are amazing!
- There are some challenges in raising twins, but there are also a lot of ways that having twins is easier than just one.
- Encourage them as individuals, and don't view them solely as a unit. Find ways to spend one-on-one time, and help them discover and celebrate their unique qualities.