Just found out!

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Registered: 10-05-2006
Just found out!
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 8:30pm

Hi ladies! We had our first doctor appointment yesterday and found out were pregnant with twins! It was such a shock and we couldn't be happier. We seen their little heartbeats and about 8 weeks along. I'm so excited, but scared at the same time. I've had a miscarriage before so just being pregnant scares me, but ever since I found out were pregnant with twins it seems like everything I read just scares me more. The doctor said everything looked good, but I just can't help it. I know I should stop searching the internet, so my nerves won't get the best of me but I just can't help it. I'm just so afraid of losing these babies.

Any ladies on here can help ease my mind a little?

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Registered: 07-17-2008
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 8:54pm

Welcome and congratulations! I'm glad you've found us.

Out down the google and step away from the search engines. It will do nothing but make you crazy. Go find the book by Dr Barbara Luke "Expecting twins, triplets etc" and read that. It's so much more positive than a lot of the doom and gloom you'll find out there.

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Registered: 06-05-2008
Thu, 02-25-2010 - 12:13am
Congratulations! I don't know that I can say anything to ease your mind but I can say that I know how you're feeling. I had 2 m/c's last year, within 4 mos of each other, then got pregnant again 2 mos later. At 6 wks I started bleeding and assumed I was having a 3rd m/c. 2 wks after that an u/s showed twins! I worried all first trimester and into the 2nd. I started feeling the babies at 9.5 wks - not a lot and not often but occasionally. At 11 wks I had a bit of a freak-out because that's when I got the unexpected news of my 1st m/c. It wasn't til 18.5 wks when they started clearly moving on a daily basis that I was able to relax. Since then, I still have my little episodes of worrying - are they still ok?! I am now 34 wks and just found out that I can deliver any time now really. That now has me freaked out because - I'm not ready! I thought I would go to 38-39 wks! Or at least that was MY plan! So, before you know it, you'll be out of 1st trimester and, though it doesn't seem like it, you'll be looking at facing labor soon and thinking - OMG! Where did the time go?!?! All I can say is - try to relax. Hard, I know! And, if you're a praying woman, pray. And, if you're Catholic, pray to St. Catherine of Siena, the patron saint of miscarriages. I've asked her, and the Blessed Mother, for prayers daily since I found out I was pregnant w/twins and things have gone well.