What do I mean by “terribly positive”? Well, it’s when you are taking a home pregnancy test on the primary day of your missed amount and you get a particular, dark, second line or plus sign. Most girls expertise a faint line when testing this early. Pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). It is believed that a girl carrying twins would have higher levels of this hormone and thus a stronger positive or earlier result. In my own expertise, I made a decision to get some of those expensive home pregnancy tests that claim to point out a positive result (if you’re indeed pregnant) slightly before your missed period. Currently that I’ve got my twins, I think it kind of funny that I never got a positive result until the day of my missed amount (I took several tests during the week before my amount was to arrive…All negative!). And though I did get the distinctive second line on the day of my missed period, you’d have thought me the right candidate for an early result. Bear in mind, a blood test at your doctor’s office can yield a additional accurate result.
Early Weight Gain
Due to increased blood volume and a growing uterus, twin mothers usually expertise a rather higher weight gain than mothers of singletons. Approximately 5 pounds, provide or take, more than a singleton mother by their second trimester. However this could still vary greatly due to several alternative factors including the mother’s pre-pregnancy weight. Thus suppose of it as a general guideline.
Measuring Large For Gestational Age
Although measuring massive for gestational age could be a sign of a twin pregnancy, it can also happen throughout subsequent pregnancies of singletons.
It is widely accepted that a second pregnancy shows sooner than a 1st pregnancy. Therefore, it does not always indicate twins. If this can be a 1st pregnancy it could be tougher to see by yourself without prior expertise or your doctor’s advice. Also, your pre-pregnancy size can be a factor. A smaller framed, slim woman will virtually continually start showing any pregnancy before a larger or heavier lady as a general rule. Coupling a large gestational age measurement with some of the other factors mentioned here would be a stronger indication of a twin pregnancy.
Severe Morning Sickness And/Or Fatigue
As if feeling sick and tired isn’t dangerous enough, several mothers of twins can experience this twofold. But do not get discouraged simply yet. I do grasp a minimum of some moms of twins that had neither the fatigue or morning sickness. Each morning illness and fatigue need to be among the foremost common complaints of any pregnancy. Some ladies expertise one, each, or none. The most effective approach to determine if your symptoms are due to twins would possibly be your experience with a previous pregnancy. But not all people can have twins our second time around. For several, a twin pregnancy is the primary pregnancy. Currently what? Well, if this is in fact your 1st pregnancy and you’re also experiencing a number of of the opposite twin pregnancy symptoms and/or signs mentioned, you will have a better indication. Conjointly, bear in mind that some of the worst fatigue will return towards the tip of your twin pregnancy.
Feeling Fetal Movement Early In Pregnancy
Most pregnant girls don’t feel fetal movement until regarding eighteen to 22 weeks. It is debatable that you would feel movement previous this if you’re pregnant with twins. Though many ladies expecting twins claim to, there are a few factors to consider here. If this is a first pregnancy it may be troublesome to work out if what you are feeling is indeed fetal movement. Also, a single fetus might be more active than usual inflicting stronger sensations within the womb. If this can be a subsequent pregnancy you would possibly have a sneaking suspicion or sturdy indication that that something is totally different with what you’re feeling. I know one mother who, in her 1st pregnancy, did not feel her twin babies move in any respect until the twenty third week!
Confirmation Via Ultrasound
There’s no higher more experienced methodology of determining a twin pregnancy than having an ultrasound (additionally called a sonogram). On the ultrasound monitor your doctor or different professional will typically distinguish two fetuses and/or two heartbeats with ease. Indeed, many obstetricians perform an ultrasound as a definite confirmation of pregnancy at your 1st appointment.