Pregnancy bleeding and twins

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  1. holly8888

    holly8888 New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Holly, I'm 27 and pregnant for the third time. My first two prenancy went as well as can be expected and I have a 6 year old daughter and 3 year old son. I split with their dad when I was pregnant with my son (he was cheating). I met my new partner 3 years ago and we always discussed having a baby of our own. My dp has known my son since he was 6 months but we wanted to experience it from the beginning together.
    Anyway we tried for about 6 months with no luck then last month we decided to stop trying as we had a family holiday. It was the month we conceived and I was so excited. We went to Spain and I was sick and so happy. I got back Friday when I was about 6 and a half weeks and Saturday I woke up with blood stained pyjamas. I thought we'd miscarried and I cried but accepted it better than my dp.
    I waited until yesterday to go the GP to tell them, they send me to the epu for a scan and to my absolute astonishment they're were two very healthy babies with heartbeats in there. They are identical as they share a placenta.
    I don't know why but since seeing them I'm so nervous. I mean I am shocked that we'll have 4 children but I can cope with that. I'm scared now I have to wait 5 weeks and in that time I think so much could happen, I could lose one or both. I'm afraid to move too much and I'm driving myself crazy.
    I'm still bleeding dark brown blood but there's a clot in my womb under the babies which is apparently good as if it moves it has less change of disturbing the pregnancy.

    I just think I need people to chat to who I can be honest with about my feelings. My dp thinks I should be an expert on pregnancy but not on twins.
     
  2. Tillyfloss

    Tillyfloss Well-Known Member

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    I have identical twins and bleed just the once tho, with identical twins who share a placenta but have own waters you will probably be scanned fortnightly, I was anyway, feel free to pm me with any questions you might have x congratulations x
     
  3. Glordag

    Glordag Well-Known Member

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    No advice but huge congratulations. Wishing you happy and healthy nine months x
     
  4. Laura1992

    Laura1992 Well-Known Member

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    Hi! I'm pregnant with identical twins :) congratulations and I am still in shock, so I understand your concerns/surprise about having two in there at once.

    With regard to the tri1 worries, I think everyone has those same worries, twins or not, but it certainly doesn't help when "high risk" is being thrown around by doctors. All I can say is just try to keep as comfortable as possible, and it does go faster than you think. I am still not relaxed about the pregnancy now (miscarried previously) BUT at least with ID twins, you'll have a ridiculous number of scans and that's quite reassuring! I am almost 17 weeks, and will have scans every 2 weeks for a while now, plus consultant, twin clinic and midwife appointments.

    Hope to chat more!
     
    #4 Laura1992, Aug 10, 2016
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  5. MrsB2105

    MrsB2105 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations:), please don't google anything that can go wrong as that is what I did and then spent from 7 weeks to 12 weeks completely adamant that something would go wrong, I'm 35+1 now and still have 2 healthy babies growing. As they are identical you should be offered more scans due to the risks that can potentially occur with identical twins, mine are non identical so I'm basically pregnant twice. We do have a twin feed in the pregnancy section if you want to come and join in on there :) x
     

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