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19How Many Babies On Board?

One of the first things that doctors do during an ultrasound is count. While the baby's features can't be seen in an early pregnancy ultrasound, it can be a lot more evident if there is more than one baby developing or more than one gestational sac forming.

Some parents have been

surprised later on because a first-trimester ultrasound wasn't clear. But most of the time, the news of twins, triplets or more comes very early with an ultrasound in the first 12 weeks. That gives moms and dads lots of time to plan and prepare to bring home more than one baby, and the doctor even more opportunities to check the babies' health along the way.

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