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A little back story on me- I got pregnant this time around on Gonal-F and IUI after trying for about a year and having a loss in November of this past year. Needless to say I was over the moon but also nervous when I had an u/s at my RE that showed twins(that were monochorionic or identical). However, at my first Ob visit they did another ultrasound and one of the twins stopped developing at 7w1d. The other baby looked great, had a strong heartbeat and seemed to be developing appropriately. The doctor said the highest risk for losing the other baby is in the 2-3 weeks following the loss of the other due to embolus.
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this? Any positive stories to relate. The emotions are so confusing...
I am just SO nervous about every little symptom(for instance I feel like my bbs are less sore today and i am not really that nauseous and also a bit less tired). How do you make it through the uncertainty? I am trying to stay positive but the thought of starting over at the beginning of trying to conceive eats me up on the inside.
I just want a healthy, happy baby!
I'm so sorry you're going through this. I haven't had experience with this, but I do know of women who have either had a vanishing twin, or a vanishing triplet and the other babies have been okay. I hope your surviving twin makes it through just fine.
I know of several women who have had a vanishing twin, but I don't know if they were identical or not (a couple I know definitely weren't).
As for the symptoms, it makes sense they would lessen since you're going from 2 to 1. Even with a singleton, though, it's very common and normal for symptoms to come and go. Breast pain for me was ever EVER constant and would change in intensity throughout the day.
Sorry for your loss. I know it's hard. I've had a pg with vanishing twin (was already gone before 8w u/s and we didn't have one before that. They figured I had lost it about a week before). They were fraternal and the loss was absorbed within a few weeks. The other baby went to term without issues.
Katrina, mom to 7 wonderful children on earth, and 4 guardian angels in heaven.
Awww Im sorry for your loss, thats very sad. I dont have any real experience with vanishing twin, with my son there was an empty sac along side him, so there was nothing to indicate anything would happen. Hes a happy healthy 15 yr old now. (As happy as a hormonal teen can be lol)
Good luck to you as your baby continues to grow, as you begin to heal and on your journey to bonding with your sweet little one. Prayers to you.
Mom to Colton,Megan, Caitlyn, Nick, Brandon and 2 angels.
BFP Dec 2010 hcg Dec 18 13dpo 58... Dec 20 15 dpo 190.4 (28 hr doubling)