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Identical twins - miscarriage

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Jessyjessy Sun 21-Oct-18 12:50:03

Hi, I have fund out we were expecting identical twins, early scan 5w6d shown 2 babies but only one heartbeat, we were told that it is very early and the other one can just be a little late. It is now 4 days past that scan and I have started bleeding and have heavy period like pains. Going through miscarriage few month ago I know what those pains mean. I have a appt at EPU on Tuesday so I should get some confirmation then. Question I have is it possible to only loose one (identical same sac) twin and for the other one to be ok, and if so would the loose of the first one feel like miscarriage with bleeding and pain? I don’t want false hopes if there is no chance I would rather start accepting the lost now, but though it is worth you ask and see if anyone had this situation?

PrincessDando Sun 21-Oct-18 12:53:41

I have a friend who miscarried one twin early on ( she didn't know it was a twin) and carried the other baby to term, I'm not sure if it was identical though. if it's the same sac I'd have thought not, sorry. Can you go to one of those private scanning places to see if there is still a heartbeat, find out for sure?

Jessyjessy Sun 21-Oct-18 13:01:16

Yeah that's what I thought if they in the same sac it is unlikely to just miscarry one  I could do privite scan but I don't think it will confirm much as I am still bleeding so even if there is still heartbeat it may still be gone in few days, that's why I would rather wait until Tuesday when I will have a scan at early pregnancy unit. I know I can't stop it and it makes it so hard as you can't do anything this is our 2nd miscarriage (trying for 1st baby) and each time is harder. This is really sucks!

PrincessDando Sun 21-Oct-18 14:49:11

best of luck for Tuesday...

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