K.E. asks from Lewiston, ID on July 18, 2008
I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who gave birth to more than one set of fraternal twins. My Doc says that since I already had a set, my chances are now 1 in 50, up from 1 in 100. I think that I am pregnant now, but it is too soon to tell yet, but I am having quite a few symptoms, and they are quite similar to the symptoms I had with my twin boys. Like the uterine pressure and cramping. And I'm not due for my period for another week. I took a test, and it showed a slight pink spot in the test window, but like I said, I am certain that there is not enough Hcg in my system yet. Still, I can't help but be anxious at this point! My point being I took a test 3 days before my period was due with the twins(having NO clue that I had conceived two!)and the test showed a faint positive. Sooooo, I want to know what you guys think, if this has happened to you. Thanks ladies!
R.B. answers from Anchorage on July 19, 2008
My grandmother had two sets of fraternal twins (for a total of five kidlets). Let the party begin! :)
Good luck, and please keep us posted.
N.W. answers from Eugene on July 19, 2008
Definitely a possibility. We met a family at the zoo once who had a set of twins first. The next time she found out she was expecting they had tripletts. Her husband then informed her that they were not going to have any more for fear of more multiples.
T.N. answers from Spokane on July 20, 2008
Hi K., My first two were twins and then waited almost 4 yrs. before trying for a third she also was a twin but (I had an ultra sound early because I'm high risk)luckily her twins sack was empty and at 17wks. I started to bleed and went in and had another ultra sound and the sack was gone, but when I delivered I had a twin size placenta and the nurses were digging through trying to find the other baby. So there is always that possibility to have twins again. I wish you the best and keep me posted please.
Z.A. answers from Seattle on July 18, 2008
About the test (sorry I've got no info for you about twins!)...
Many tests these days can actually tell you if your pregnant up to a week BEFORE your period is due. Always a little nervy making, since spontaneous rejections happen typically in those first couple weeks. It's not uncommon to test positive and then have your period. Best of luck to you!!!
K.B. answers from Anchorage on July 19, 2008
Don't rule it out!
I had 3 normal singleton pregnancies (all girls), so my husband and I decided to go for one more to finish rounding out our family. In March 2007, I became pregnant with twin girls, but lost them in June. Then thinking that there was no chance having twins again, we tried again, and now I'm almost 33 weeks pregnant with twin girls again!
I can't tell you if the first set were identical or not, they just did a chromosomal panel to check for birth defects (for us to decide to stop having children or not), and we won't know if this set is identical or not for a few more weeks.
Best of luck to you! We're not having anymore children do to the same fear of the dad at the zoo! LOL We don't want to take the chance of higher order multiples (and I'm 33 now)! I'm scared enough already! LOL
E.S. answers from Richland on July 19, 2008
My grandma had 3 sets of identical twins. My grandma's son (my uncle, obviously) produced a set of fraternal twins and lost another set of twins. There are other examples I have heard of, but I can't think of any more right now. It happens.
However, I have also heard of people having certain symptoms based on gender more than anything else. I've heard a lot of stories about symptoms that start with "When I had a boy..." with, a little later in the story, "but when I had a girl..." You might not be having twins- maybe just another boy.
I hope this is helpful.
M.S. answers from Portland on July 19, 2008
Try to rest assured that 1 in 50 is not a huge chance. Just 2%.
Also, ANY line or mark in the positive window no matter how faint is POSITIVE. There is no such thing as a false positive!
Good luck! You can handle whatever comes your way.
M.B. answers from Seattle on July 19, 2008
I had a faint line a few days early and I am having just one. If that eases your mind at all, it does happen in single baby pregnancies.
C.N. answers from Seattle on July 18, 2008
My experience, a line is a line, faint or not. I tested pretty early with both my girls, before my period was due, and they were very faint. The test can't detect a hormone that isn't there! If it's there, it's there and you will get a line. In fact, the at home test registered pregnancy before the hospital did, they told me I wasn't pregnant. Late afternoon testing versus early morning was why that happened. The hospital had to blood test me to get a positive reading. So, I believe in faint lines.