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Would twins show up on a scan at 6 weeks?

(15 Posts)
mumtojust3whippetsuntilnow Sun 23-Aug-09 14:51:30

As per title really, I had a scan at 6 weeks and heatbeat was found. Would it have been apparent then if I was carrying more than one child? Sorry if this is a really stupid question...!

mampam Sun 23-Aug-09 14:55:58

I've no idea but I'm bumping for you. Congratulations and good luck with your pregnancy.smile

hoops997 Sun 23-Aug-09 15:06:36

mumto I had an early scan at 7 weeks and they were able to tell me there was only one.........HTH

ZippysMum Sun 23-Aug-09 15:08:24

Hi 3whippets,

Both of my twins showed up at 6w5d.

I think it is likely that another sac would have been seen, even if they didn't both yet show a heartbeat.

having said that, was there any reason for the sonographer to look for a second sac? (eg fertility treatment)? I think it would be possible to miss a twin at this stage if the sonographer wasn't very thorough!

mumtojust3whippetsuntilnow Sun 23-Aug-09 15:20:41

Thanks both, I'm thinking then that there is only one!

There was no reason to look for two, but it sounds like from what both of you are saying that it is fairly likely that if there were two it would have been noticed.

For some strange reason I had a feeling I might be carrying twins, but seeing as I've already had a scan, it's probably a bit daft of me continuing to think it!

mumtojust3whippetsuntilnow Sun 23-Aug-09 15:21:39

Sorry, I meant thanks ALL, not just both!

They should show up but I have read about people who had an early scan showing 1 and then a 12 week scan showing 2!!

I only had my first scan at 12 weeks and twin 2 didnt show up until she was "checking that there were no more in there"
It actually looked as if the screen flickered as they were lay in identical positions lol

how long till your next scan?

londonlottie Sun 23-Aug-09 16:51:12

Just to add to what ZippysMum & ready4n2&3 said... I had a scan at 7+2 and it was very clear that we were having twins. I'd agree that the sonographer is more likely to look for two if they know you've had fertility treatment, but having said that I was the first one to spot the two sacs as she pushed the probe across my abdomen... they popped into sight immediately and looked very distinct.

Congrats on hearing the heartbeat at your scan - you must have been elated to get past that stage

FabBakerGirlIsBack Sun 23-Aug-09 16:54:40

I had a scan at about 6 weeks and there was 2.

mumtojust3whippetsuntilnow Sun 23-Aug-09 19:11:56

readyfor, next scan in just over 3 weeks, so guess will find out for certain then! Good luck with your two little ones!

Londonlottie, yes I was, extremely so. Good luck with yours as well, and same to FabBaker, it must be double exciting knowing you have two on the way!

comeonbishbosh Mon 24-Aug-09 10:02:59

Just to say that my sisters twins were missed at a 7 week ish scan! They had a bit of a shock at the 16 week scan! grin So these things can happen.

londonlottie Mon 24-Aug-09 10:32:30

mumto3 - not sure if 'doubly exciting' is the way I'd put it... nearly fell off the sonographer's chair when she confirmed there were two of the blighters in there, and I have been in a state of nervous trepidation ever since!

Wanted to add that I read in my 'What to Expect...' book this morning that twins ARE sometimes missed at the 7 week scan stage - but only if the second twin is rather quietly hiding behind the first...

Best of luck, whatever you get - I'd feel on slightly steadier if I was only having one, that's for sure grin

londonlottie Mon 24-Aug-09 10:33:10

... slightly steadier ground, that should read....

Londonlottie My boy/girl twins are nearly 3 weeks old now and are a joy smile They are actually easier to look after than my 3 year old ever has been.
Trust me once yours arrive you will never look back x

Mumto3 You never know you might have a little suprise in a few weeks then lol

Sorry to hijack but I just wondered if u had any idea from ur pregnancy sypmtoms that u were expecting twins or maybe a feeling? Just had a bfp and have feeling am having twin girls????? This is my third pregnancy but they only time I have had an early bfp two days before period due and have been having strong symptoms over the past week! Tell me I am insane ! Previously normally get my bfp after four days late! Good luck with ur pregnancies x

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