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Friday, January 2nd 2015, 11:29am

Can any twin mummies put my recent crazies at ease?

Dear all,

If you have ever read any of my posts before you will know that I am a worrier! I don't mean your regular worrier I mean all guns blazing crazy person worrier!

I am 17+4 today with twins, separate sacks, separate placentas. Had a private scan done at 15+5 as at my midwife appointment at 15 weeks she could only find one heartbeat (battery was going on Doppler) she said was perhaps too early to find both heartbeats and was perfectly normal and not to worry! Unfortunately I worried hence then scan! Anyway everything was fine, 2 beautiful babies kicking around like mad! At the scan the sonographer said I had one anterior and one posterior placenta.

Anyway if you have carried on reading this far and I have not bored you to tears these are my recent worries

1- movements - some things I've read say that with twins you should feel them move earlier - I'm not sure if I've felt anything or whether its just been gas? I've read having an anterior placenta can block movements and maybe that's why I don't feel them? When did you feel your 1st proper kicks? Like strong enough for even a crazy person like me to not doubt it?

2 - Brixton hicks - for a few days a couple of times a day I'm sure I'm getting Brixton hicks contractions. All of a sudden the lower half of my bump will go really hard and tight for about 15 seconds and then go back to normal. Anyone else had this so early on?


Thank you anyone who reads and replies xxxx
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Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 12:58pm

I can't help with he Braxton hicks sorry as I didn't have those, but my first really strong kick from one of my twins was at twenty weeks, and I hadn't really felt anything before that! I nearly jumped out of my skin as it was a real boot in the stomach (which she still does now given the chance, from the outside). Both my placentas were anterior and I was also told it takes longer to feel movement with those. I don't think you need to worry about movement at all at this stage especially as both babies were healthy on your scan.

Also as you're a worrier please don't be worried by my very unusual signature, my situation is not the norm!

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Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 4:34pm

Thanks for your reply Ross, and I'm so sorry for the loss of your little one, congratulations on your daughter what a little fighter being born so early xxx
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Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 5:53pm

Hi honey, i may not be a twin mummy to be but i have a friend on FB you may want to friend request who is about 21 weeks pregnant with ID twin boys she also did IVF to conceive. She still isnt feeling movement & im sure most first time mummies would agree they dont feel anything till about 18 - 22 weeks esp with one anterior placenta. You just need to wait just another few weeks :thumbsup:
Braxton Hicks i get everyday & have done since about 12 weeks, mine last about a min are quite painful & my whole tummy goes rock hard - quite scary arent they?

Pregnancy is such a worry xx
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Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 8:06pm

Hello, I'm also not a twin mummy but I had an anterior placenta and didn't feel my DD until about 22-24 weeks ( I can't remember exactly) I do rember stressing about it majorly though! I'm sure you'll feel them booting you in the ribs soon!

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Sunday, January 4th 2015, 12:56pm

Thanks ladies that's made me feel better xx
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Sunday, January 4th 2015, 8:41pm

I had a posterior and anterior too actually......perhaps you have boy and girl like me too?! I don't remember feeling too much movement until around 22 weeks to be honest, and when they were looking for heartbeats with a Doppler, it was pretty tricky as the lower twin kept hiding. Its really hard to know what is going on without a scan but even that is tricky sometimes. One scan I had they told me that one of the babies' heads was getting smaller......wtf?! Measurements not only rely on the sonographer but also positioning of babies so please don't worry about that too much either.

Braxton Hicks I got at around 23 weeks I suppose and it scared the life out of me. I think it happens a lot during twin pregnancy due to the increased hormones and less space in there!

If you are at all worried, get in touch with your EPU again. I would say, go with your instincts.....honestly, you already know your babies better than anyone else.

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