Q&A: Am I Having Twins?

I’m nine weeks pregnant. My husband says I’m crazy, but I just have this hunch that its twins. How can I know for sure?
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Updated March 2, 2017
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A hunch, eh? Actually, that’s not a bad clue — mother’s intuition starts early. Get more conclusive evidence with an ultrasound — after eight weeks, it will almost always be accurate. A Doppler device can sometimes pick up an extra heartbeat (or two!), but there’s always a chance the extra beat was actually background noise or your own heart. Elevated  hCG levels are another clue. Morning sickness and fatigue can be more severe if you’re expecting multiples, and you’ll probably also notice that belly start to protrude a little sooner (and a little more) than normal. Watch especially close for these signs if you’re  over 35 or have a family history of twins (both increase your odds).

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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