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I'm having twins!

i'm having twins i'm 19 weeks and having faternal twin girls:) i'm very excited but worried at the same time becuse the size diffrents. one is 6oz and the other is 3oz has anybody heard of something like this happening? if so what was the out come ? thanks very much for ur time.

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Asked by Kelly_3 at 1:05 PM on Dec. 30, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • woohoo Congrats Kelly_3!!!! 


    Answer by TsMommy428 at 1:07 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • twin girlsCONGRATS


    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:07 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Congratulations!

    Since the size difference is significant, you would be at risk for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, but since your girls are fraternal, this can't happen.

    You are only 19 weeks, so the little one does have a while to catch up, and ultrasound measurements can be off.

    Answer by twin_mommy at 1:10 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • storkstorkCONGRATULATIONS!


    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 1:12 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • twin mommy person is wrong - friends of ours were pregnant with fraternal twin girls, they had TTTS, and they had problems. They weren't diagnosed til 25-ish weeks though, and even then they wouldn't make it an official diagnosis til she was a bit farther along - they told them it was still early enough for the little one to catch up.

    Another friend just had twins, fraternal, they were fine in utero, and were almost 3 lbs difference when born - no TTTS, just a major size difference, and they are both doing wonderfully (they are almost 3 months old).

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Im having a boy and a girl on monday. at the beginning my lil boy weighed way more than the girl. but now he is 7lbs. and she is 6lbs 5 oz. my doctor said that that is normal so i didnt pay no mind to the weights as long as they were healthy. GOODLUCK!

    Answer by mauricellaf at 1:18 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Every baby grows at a different rate. I wouldn't worry about it right now... wait til your about 30 weeks, should have another sonogram. Then by that time they should be closer to the same size. Congratulations. :)

    Answer by sissy0604 at 1:20 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • You need to make sure they are fraternal, with two placentas. Twin to twin ONLY happens when babies share a placenta. Here's the TTTS foundations website to ease your concerns about it.
    There could be other reasons. Please, please request to see a perinatologist. Listen to your instincts.

    Answer by Mommy2boys21 at 6:00 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

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