signs of having twins?

01/12/2007 at 18:24
Hi guys,

I was wondering if any of you had any signs that you were having twins before you found out?

This is my second pregnancy and everything seems to be happening a lot quicker than my first so thought maybe I could be expecting twins or it could just be that it's second time!

I am only about 6 weeks but have a small bump! And my boobs are huge where as 1st time they didn't grow until after my baby was born! I also feel a lot more tired and washed out already.

Thanks in advance for replies!xx
08/01/2008 at 11:57
I haven't had a scan yet! but I just 'think' I am going to have twins (be a shock if the scan says i'm going to tho lol) but at 4 weeks my boobs went upto an E I have had EVERY systom going to extream. I have at now 11 weeks and 2 days A BIG solid bump! And people are saying I'm either 'further gone' or 'having twins' I have hardly been able to eat because EVERYTHING makes me feel sick! lol I will let you know my scan is on the 15th Jan! lol x
12/01/2008 at 18:31
up until my scan even my midwife thought i was having twins and the scanner asked if i was sure i was only 12 weeks, i have been in maternity clothes since 8weeks. however when we had scan we looked at screen and there were 3 little sacs. . . .2 empty ones and one with a healthy baby in, thank god! the scanner kept asking me if id had bleeds, all rthe time! which worried me as i hadnt, in the end she sadi that i had probably lost twins the month before falling for this one without realising but my tummy was protruding due to the sacs,even though they were small. xxx just telling u my experience am in no way intending to worry anyone or put them on a downer. xxx
13/01/2008 at 14:21
Im only 5wks and i have a little belly on me which seems to have appeared from nowhere! Twins run in both sides of the family so just wondering if i may be expecting twins - doubt it but u never know! think im just very bloated!
14/01/2008 at 08:14
hi i also have a very small belly on me very tight and quite low down so is def not fat haha, but i am either just gone 6 weeks or just gone 8 will not know til the scan. there r twins somewhere down the line in my family but very far down it haha. and there r identical twins in my hubby's family but that does not run in family's so that makes no difference!! let us know if anyone gets them! oh my friend had twins a year ago i'll ask her if she had a different symptoms as she also has a baby girl so she has experienced 1 and 2! xx
14/01/2008 at 15:24
ok so i asked my friend what her symptoms were with her twins and she didn't have very many not like she did with just the one. the only thing is she needed a wee all the time and that was it so basically u can never tell until a scan!! xx
15/01/2008 at 09:26
there are tell tale signs of twins, like extrem vomiting, really low iron, really tired and of course being bigger for ur term. i didnt know i was having twins unti l iwas 20 wks, i found out at my 20 wk scan. i was massive for my dates, there is twins on my mum and das side of the family and my husbands. butwhen we first found out we were pregant we only knew of one set of twins on my family and my husbands, it wasnt until we found out we were having twins that our familt mentioned to us there was 5 sets of twins in the family, then later on in my prengncay we found out about another set of twins on mums side of the family thet went back nearly 90 years ago.
twins on the husbands side of the family doesnt mean any thing, it needs to run on your side of the family. if there are indentical twins in the family, the risks of having twins are lower as its got to do with sprem and sepration of the eggs, and not family genetics.
tell your midwife your concerns, and if she thinks your high risk for a twin pregnacy she may send you for an early scan..
18/01/2008 at 06:24
my mm didn't find out she was having twins (me and sis) til 36 weeks, and we were born at 38!!!!

There are a lot of twins going back years on my mums side. I have a suspision I maybe this time, I'm still losing weight but have put on 2inches around my hips in the last 2 weeks!! Already in maternity trousers ar my 12/14 eans won't do up (I have a belly belt which is great as i don't really want to wear mat yet!) I'm only 8+1
18/01/2008 at 13:05
have you aked your midwife for an early scan mumylisa? as you have alot of twins in your family and you are a twin, your counted as higher risk, has your midwife mentioned any thing to you??
19/01/2008 at 11:46
not yet, I see her for the first time on the 1st feb.

I get a scan at 12 weeks, don't know if they could book another one before that.

Maybe is it worth calling her?
19/01/2008 at 14:09
i think 12 wks is as early as you can find out with twins, but maybe having a little chat can't hurt
19/01/2008 at 14:37
Thanks. Very very very hungry as well, but feel much too sick to eat, I'll try and call her on monday.
24/01/2008 at 06:52
do let us know what she says
24/01/2008 at 12:01
will do, she's coming tomorrow morning!! so excited, was supposed to be next week but she asked if she could come earlier!!!
24/01/2008 at 17:12
thats fab, good luck, all the very best
27/01/2008 at 13:18
she said to wait till the scan on the 25th, not much she can do at the mo coz it's too early to pick up heart beats, she did say symptons are probably worse coz it's no.3. so just got to wait now.
29/01/2008 at 08:17
wishing you all the best when the scan comes.
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01/02/2008 at 21:18
in all honesty i think only a scan will reveal how many babies you are having, i was 17 weeks pregnant when i found out, the first scan totally missed one of the babies, it was only when i questioned the dates that my doctor sent me for another scan 2 days later only to reveal yes i was 17 weeks pregnant and not only that there were two babies, well they will be two in june and are beautiful a boy and a girl, my bump never really became obvious untill i was around 20 weeks pregnant, so i wouldnt suggest that the size of your bump is an indicator of the fact there might be more than one little one in there, in my first pregnancy i had a noticable bump at 14 weeks with only one baby, now its baby time again and hopefully there is only one in there, but who knows, ive all of a sudden started to grow a rather large bump, im waiting for a scan next week but the doctor thinks i might this time be around 20 weeks pregnant, its only in the last 5 weeks i have knew i was, and only thought i was around 8 weeks, well here we go again, and its the best thing that can happen, xx:lol:
18/05/2012 at 12:19

hello all... i have pcos and so i dont have periods... so thefore cant tell how far gone i am ... going by my last negitive test we think between 7-9 weeks but still arnt sure ....i an convinced i am having twins i dont no why??? but i just think i am ... i have a bump and even the week before we found out i was pregnat i thought i had a bump... so that was at 5 week... sounds stupid but i think u can tell on u own body... i go and see the midwife on the 24th may but am so exited.... and aslo i feel soo worn out all the time like i cant function... this is my first and i am panicing abit about every feeling... i feel like i need to be raped in a bubble... we have been trying for a year and a half... and we are so scared that somthing might go wrong... i no i am probs overeacting but thats just me ... so i think my question is do u think u can know subcontiously that u are having twins before ur scan ... and has this happend to anyone ??? xxx thanks

25/05/2012 at 17:32

Iam 6 weeks with my 2nd baby and i have a noticable baby bump, not sure if there are twins on either side and not seeing the midwife yet as my appointment is in 3 weeks not sure if i could be further than i think