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Updated :) Spackgirrl Due July 3; 35 kids; Kansas 2897 posts
19th Nov '12

UPDATE:
Had the appt this afternoon for a better ultrasound and happy to say there is just one healthy baby in there measuring on track. Due date still the same on July 4th. They think the PA was looking at the yolk sac? It was a crappy machine too! Got a better ultrasound this afternoon :)



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Ok so I had my first appt this morning. My Dr had a bedside old sonogram machine and did a quick ultrasound but it was blurry and old. She said it was one sac and two babies which means identical. However the one baby had a heartbeat and was measuring around 7 weeks ish and the other baby behind it was measuring 6 weeks 3 days ish. The Dr said her machine is really old and this was an estimate. No heartbeat was found on the twin measuring 6 weeks 3 days ish. Could it still be to early to see the heartbeat at 6 weeks 3 days? We are hoping it was just a crappy machine (which she said it was). We have a high tech ultrasound at 2pm and should know more then.



Can you see a heartbeat at 6 weeks 3days-ish? Please be honest. Thanks

MomDIA TTC since May 2008; 81 kids; Warminster, Pennsylvania 3812 posts
19th Nov '12

Depending on the position of the baby it is highly likely the ultrasound just didnt pick one up. Dont worry if the doctor was concerned you would know.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
19th Nov '12

6 weeks you SHOULD be able to see the heartbeat, but I would not get worked up or excited until you get a 2nd opinion.

Spackgirrl Due July 3; 35 kids; Kansas 2897 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting Smartass *TTC*:" 6 weeks you SHOULD be able to see the heartbeat, but I would not get worked up or excited until you get a 2nd opinion."

We are thinking that the other twin is behind and prob doesn't have a heartbeat period which really sucks.... saying a prayer that things work out but we are expecting the worse at this point

Noah and Baby J's mommy 2 kids; Oregon 3450 posts
19th Nov '12

I had an u/s at 5w no heartbeat, 5w4ds and saw the heart beat, and then at 6w4ds and saw the heartbeat again, but it was super hard to catch even on the high tech machine.

Spackgirrl Due July 3; 35 kids; Kansas 2897 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting Noahs Mommy =]:" I had an u/s at 5w no heartbeat, 5w4ds and saw the heart beat, and then at 6w4ds and saw the heartbeat again, but it was super hard to catch even on the high tech machine. "

It was hard even at 6 weeks 4 days?

*06-06-2013* 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Omaha, Nebraska 907 posts
19th Nov '12

wow 2....goodluck and cant wait to see your update...when i went in 2 weeks ago at exactly 6 weeks we saw the heartbeat but the doctor couldnt get it to pick up so we could hear it..i would jus relax until you get the 2nd opinion so that you are not worried for nothing most of the time one twin is smaller anyways

Spackgirrl Due July 3; 35 kids; Kansas 2897 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting *07-01-2013*:" wow 2....goodluck and cant wait to see your update...when i went in 2 weeks ago at exactly 6 weeks we ... [snip!] ... jus relax until you get the 2nd opinion so that you are not worried for nothing most of the time one twin is smaller anyways"

Ya it is what it is.... I can't change it. Just hoping for the best.

Noah and Baby J's mommy 2 kids; Oregon 3450 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting Spackgirrl:" It was hard even at 6 weeks 4 days?"


It was faint, and they could barely pick it up a heartbeat period. A very faint flicker.

2manykidz 4 kids; Minnesota 765 posts
19th Nov '12

They couldnt see a heart beat at 7 weeks and told me I needed a d & c. I refused went to my regular ob and they found a heartveat a week later. My cousin had twins and one baby measured behind most of the pregnancy... They are now almost two and holy terrors! Be optimistic... Good luck!

miss mandiie 1 child; Windsor, Ontario 1822 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting Spackgirrl:" Ok so I had my first appt this morning. My Dr had a bedside old sonogram machine and did a quick ultrasound ... [snip!] ... high tech ultrasound at 2pm and should know more then. Can you see a heartbeat at 6 weeks 3days-ish? Please be honest. Thanks"


id wait for the better ultrasound to get worried

~Mommy2NuNu~ 17 kids; 福井市, Japan 1511 posts
19th Nov '12

I would wait for the better ultrasound sweetie dont get yourself to worked up it may have just been tough to see

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Frankfurt, HS, Germany 16205 posts
19th Nov '12

i wouldnt worry about it since it was an old crappy machine, my doctor could barely make out baby, no heartbeat at all at 6w5d with this baby. he even had a hard time at 8 weeks.

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
19th Nov '12

Oh wow, twins again! Praying for you, kup!

Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
19th Nov '12

I wouldn't worry too much if the machine was old. Keep us posted!