Did You Find Out It Was Twins At Later Ultrasound?


Did You Find Out It Was Twins At Later Ultrasound?

A MoM-to-be recently asked:

Did anyone have an ultrasound at 12 weeks and they missed one of your twins? twin ultrasound 5 weeks

Here’s what our Twiniversity fans had to say:

– I had my first sonogram at 11 weeks and the doctor didn’t catch the other baby. The ultrasound tech was the one who told me I was having twins at 22 weeks. I changed doctors as soon as we got out of that appointment. ∼ NO

– It really amazes me that this happens as much as it does. Missed ours on early ultrasound then several Dopplers only heard one heartbeat. Found out it was twins at gender scan at 18 weeks. Complete shock. Also found out they were identical and thought I was going to lose my mind. Felt like I won the mega millions that day. Sheer exhaustion from sheer joy and shock. We had one heck of a gender reveal party that turned into a twin reveal party. ∼ KC twin ultrasound 5 weeks

– I had a scan at 9 weeks, only saw one baby. Then at 14 weeks, one baby again. At 18 weeks we were scheduled to find out the sex of the ONE baby. I had a room full with my hubby, mom and MIL and then the nurse went to another computer to check something. My heart sunk, my mind went to the worst news possible, the tech came back saw my tears and said, “Oh honey, you have no clue that your having TWO babies do you?” There were smiles, screams and crying by all! I was shocked! ∼ EU


– I had first scan at 10 weeks and doctor didn’t see second baby, I did! Being my third pregnancy I think I’m pretty good at making out what is what and I told him there was another baby below and to scan down. He did with a smile and then was shocked I was right. ∼ CM 6 week ultrasound twins

– Didn’t know until we were 20 Weeks along and that was when we went to a 3D place. My doctors had done two ultrasounds and three heartbeat checks before then, once at 6, 10 and 12 weeks! We had done IVF so my hormone levels were even being checked. ∼ MHV twin ultrasound 5 weeks

– Yes here, too! Sonogram at ten weeks, my very skilled and reliable OB said “just one!” All the routine checkups didn’t give any reason for doubt (like 2 heartbeats). Went in for gender sonogram at 20 weeks and the tech looks at us and says, “Did y’all know you’re having two?” With two older kids, that was the shock of my life! Even the best doctors can’t always know. ∼ MF twin sonogram


– Yes! We had an ultrasound at 8 weeks and then again at 20 weeks, 6 days. That’s when we found out about our “hidden” twin! Had many heart rate checks in between the two ultrasounds and our con-artist stayed cleverly hidden. ∼ BLB

– When I went in for my first appointment at 12 weeks they measured and found 1 heart beat. I asked for them to check for a second because I had been able to feel my uterus for like a month. I had been telling my husband how I believed it was twins but he just laughed it off. The nurse said I was measuring bigger than I should so I got a scan that day. My husband looked like he was gonna pass out. ∼ SH 6 week ultrasound twins

– At 10 weeks the ultrasound tech almost didn’t see our 2nd baby! She was nearly done with measurements and double checking something when she suddenly announced that she was going to start over to be sure she was measuring the right baby each time! We were confused for a moment and then shocked when she said there were two. It made me wonder how many times a twin isn’t known until much later. ∼ SBM twin ultrasound 5 weeks


– Had my first ultrasound at 6.5 weeks. The tech said she was SURE it was just one baby. (I had asked if it was twins) 4 weeks later same tech does the scan and I think she was more shocked than I was that there were 2 babies on that screen! ∼ AP 6 week ultrasound twins

– 8 weeks – one baby, 12 weeks – one baby. Anatomy scan at 20 weeks! OH, are you excited about twins?!?! I went into absolute shock! ∼ LM

– I only found out while giving birth. Nurses as well. The 1 nurse was so shocked because when I was in labor and checked the heartbeat, she only heard 1 heartbeat. She was shocked out of her mind. Imagine how I felt.  ∼ CVDR 6 week ultrasound twins

– 7 week ultrasound only saw one baby (ultrasound done both abdominal and vaginal). Routine 20 week appt surprised with twins. ∼ HE twin ultrasound 5 weeks

– I had one at 9 weeks and they missed one twin so at 13 weeks they had trouble hearing the heartbeat with the Doppler so they did another ultrasound and there was other one. ∼ KT twin sonogram

Did You Find Out It Was Twins At Later Ultrasound?

– I was 8 weeks along and went in for bleeding. Doctor said it was an SCH. At my 12 week it turned out not to be SCH, but a 2nd baby. ∼ KD

– Found out at 18 weeks because of a positive blood test for spina bifida. Turns out it was an extra baby making blood test go wrong. ∼ MK 6 week ultrasound twins

– Nope, at our first scan (9 weeks) there they were, two little bubbles side by side. I knew what I was looking at before the doctor even said anything. ∼ LE

– Found my twin at 13 weeks when I went for my first OB appointment. I had 4 scans before that with the IVF dr. Never saw baby B. ∼ DBL

– I had a scan at 7 weeks and 16 weeks and they missed twins….I was 22 weeks when I found out! ∼ CA twin sonogram

-I had my scan at approx. 8 weeks and he found both twins immediately. ∼ CL

– Yes, we didn’t find out until Week 21. They missed my Baby B two times prior to that. ∼ MA


– Yes! At 9 week ultrasound they saw one. At the 19 week ultrasound we found out it was twins. ∼ FDG twin sonogram

– I saw both my little guys before the doctor could even say twins! ∼ VH 6 week ultrasound twins

– I had a scan at 10 weeks and was told it was twins. Then a trainee scanned me at 19 weeks and found out it was triplets. ∼ MJ

– Nope they noticed mine right away at 6 weeks ∼ CJ

– Ultrasound at 6 weeks only 1 baby… 16 weeks 2 babies. ∼ DGW

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