congratualtions, I also found out yesterday i am pregnant with Identical twins. Scarey isn't it.
I had had an early scan at 6weeks and there was only one baby! And they rescanned me at 8 weeks due to my obstetric history and I was bewildered when I saw two heart beats.
i guess the most important thing I was told is that when the twins are identical I had to have a detailed US scan to determine if they were sharing the same placenta and / or sac. This makes them MCMO or MCDA twins.
Did is your ob say which? My ob sent me for a detailed scan and they found out.
MCMA are the most risky and next is MCDA which mine are. I was told this is the most important thing to find out and this will determine frequency of appointments. I am having another scan at 10 weeks and harmony testing and as the are sharing the same placenta I wil have two weekly scans ands checkups.
I would kindly suggest an earlier earlier appointment and a detailed early scan as my ob suggests less than 13 weeks, especially if you are doing the new harmony testing too.
Also choose an obstetrician with good experience in MCMA or MCDA twins and deliver in a facility with an excellent NICU,.
good luck and I am hoping to hear from you soon.
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