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is it to late to find out if twins at 14 and a half weeks?

im just worried cuz twins run in my boyfriends family and my first appointment for ultrasound and tests is then i had the family history appt but is it too late to know then?

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Asked by jaelynsmama07 at 6:52 PM on Nov. 28, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • It doesn't matter if twins run in your boyfriend's family. A genetic tendency towards hyper-ovulation can result in having fraternal twins run in a family. But that means it would have to be you who had the family history of twins, not your boyfriend. And it would have to be fraternal twins, not identical twins. Identical twins are not genetic - it's just a fluke.

    I'm confused by your question, though? It's never "too late" to find out that you're having twins.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 6:57 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Maybe you mean early??? and no at 14 weeks there should be two visible babies, if there are 2. anything sooner than 9 weeks is pretty early to tell but everyone is different. Unless you mean if there are 2 you will abort and u are wondering if its to late for that, that's another story.

    Answer by britni11 at 7:18 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • My brother in laws friend was pregnant, she thought she was having twins... She was 30 weeks and got into an accident, the doctors checked the hearts and told her she was having quads!!!!! It was natural and for some reason two babies were hiding and the doctors were shocked! Things happen....

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 7:22 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • You can find out as soon as 4 weeks whether or not you are carrying twins, by getting an ultra sound.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:29 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • It is never too late to see multiples. It can be too early, but when you have your second trimester ultrasound you will have a better view. Most women have one between 16 and 22 weeks to check on the babies progress.

    Answer by risonski at 10:52 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

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