12 Week Twin Scan – DC/DA Twins

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12 week twin scanMy girls are 7 weeks old now, however, I wanted to share with you my experience at the 12 week twin scan. As I had a few early miscarriages while trying for another baby (yup, you don’t actually plan for twins), I knew from week 7 that I was expecting DC/DA twins. So the worst shock was over, and we were excited to see the development at 12 weeks. 

One thing I didn’t think of though, is that not only will you have A LOT MORE scans when pregnant with multiples, each time you go you also seem to spend hours in there (and not to mention several toilet breaks ;) as they have to measure both babies. Very logical I know, I just didn’t think of it beforehand.

All of the scans I had throughout my twin pregnancy went just fine, and the girls were always tracking fine. Emma, Twin 2, was clearly bigger than Lily, Twin 1, but Lily was by no means worryingly little.
When I found out about having multiples, the obstetrician said they were fraternal due to them being in 2 sacs and it looked like it was 2 placentas. This was indeed verified at the 12 week twin scan. Personally, I can clearly see that they were in 2 sacs, and the lady who did my scan ensured me it was 2 placentas too (I just all looks like grey mush to me). I later learned this is called DC/DA twins – dichorionic diamniotic twins.

In addition to the cute twin scan picture above, I got some 4D scans too. As you can see, they are not all that exciting as you can’t really see many features…but I’m choosing to share them with you regardless ;-)

4D twin scanAs always, I’d love to hear from you – are you expecting a baby or babies? Or do you already have multiples? Please feel free to ask any questions or share your story with me below. Also, please do sign up to our mailing list :)

Have a brilliant day!

Cheers,
Karina

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