I have read a few posts about miscarriages and am drawn to ask if anyone's experienced a "vanishing twin"?
I got pregnant with my first pregnancy in Aug 05. I had a terribly painful huge bleed into my 7th week, I left work barely managing to drive myself home and laid in bed for 2 days. I took a pregnancy test when I was able to drag myself out of bed again and it was negative. The odd thing was that I was still experiencing morning sickness (thought it was the hormones). I would go a few weeks and feel the same, still be sick and all that. I'd take another test because I could swear I was stil pregnant but again and again it read negative. Ya know that gut feeling, like you just know???
Finally the week before christmas that year I felt a twitch down there... no twitch I have ever felt before. I got yet another test and it read POSITIVE! (I hadn't had a period since that bleed in Sept). Thinking that the bleed had to have been my last "period" I counted the months and figured a rough due date to be in June. I was able to get to the Dr in January and had an ultrasound Jan 21 and all in that appt we learned that we were having a girl and our due date was May 10! I didn't lose that baby afterall and all those months I thought I was still pregnant, I actually was.
I talked to my OB about this and that's where I first heard of Vanishing Twin, that it was very likely I did lose DD's twin, but my Katie made it through. A Vanishing Twin can only be officially diagnosed if there was an ultrasound preformed that early in the pregnancy to prove there had been two embryos in the first place, but I matched 100% of the symptoms for it.
I've been really torn with my emotions.. I have strong evidence that I may have lost a baby and will never know for sure, and that's so hard to think about, but I still have my daughter out of it and she is my world.
Has anyone else had this happen??
Oh wow...i've never heard of "vanishing twins"...this is a new subject to me...but sometimes i do have that feeling that i know i am pregnant...and yet i was...but then i had a miscarriage later on...but i have two different feelings...either it was a molar pregnancy or a real pregnancy that ended in miscarriage...i found out i was pregnant around June...but started spotted bleeding around July...and i swear i was around two months almost three at the time...but then when i went for a second checkup (because i was bleeding) the doctor had said i had shrunk (my uterus size had shrunk)...so he had me go take an ultra sound and the result was that there was no baby, no heartbeat, but there was a sack...so the ultrasound dr said that the baby was probably on its way "down"...i didnt know what to say but sat there and think how this could have happened....later when i miscarriaged, my placenta came out and it was big..bigger than what supposed to come out of a six week pregnancy (that was how many months my ultrasound had detected i am)! i was shocked....told my dr and he didnt know either so he suggested it might have been a molar pregnancy...??...i didnt bring it in for him to see because at that time i didnt know i was supposed to bring it in...i was too embarrased...but i wish i would have though....so i will know if i actually had lost a baby or if i didnt....till this time i still regret and i really want to know....i havent been pregnant since that time (one year ago)...we dont really use protection either...so i dont know why i havent been pregnant....i've been on and off of pills too...but now im really off of pills cause it makes me gain weight and nauseated....and last two months, i had skipped my period...to thinking that i AM pregnant..i checked but im not...and then just right after going to the lake, on the way home, i started having bad cramps and bleed that day...i was wearing tampon the next day for only 2 hours and it already leaked through, especially when i sat to pee...it came out like i wasnt wearing any tampon...first time i bleed to hard...then i didnt fully stop bleeding till today(one week later)...it doesnt usually last this long...but i dont think i was pregnant...i dont want the feeling of having to lose another one....???