Posted by: Liezl | 2008/10/06

Twins: one bigger than the other

Hi, I will be 9 weeks pregnant on Friday and I had cramps on Friday night, so I went to see a " stand in"  gine on Saturday. He did a sonar, but it was one on the outside (nie ' n inwendige sonar nie). He said it is because I am constipated and I should drink more fluids. But he mentioned one thing that made me worry: he said that the one baby is almost double the size of the other one. Is it because it wasn' t an internal sonar? Could it be because we couldn' t see them that well with an outside sonar that early in pregnancy? Should I be concerned? He listened to the heartbeats and both of them had perfect heartbeats. If one is not growing (dying), shouldn' t his heartbeat be slower?

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There is often a difference bewteen the sizes of twins. This does not mean that one is going to die. I would suggest that you have regular follow-up scans to see the progression.

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Posted by: Tima | 2008/10/06

My 1 twin was smaller than the other at every scan i had.wen they wer born,1 was 1.48 and the other 1.88kg

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