I would not worry as much about fundal height. My first indicator of twins was at that first appt with my ob when he did a vaginal exam and my uterus felt big. I'm assuming (but could be wrong lol), that your midwife does a vaginal exam early on? That would be much more telling than just the fundal height.
My fundal measurements with twins were:
21wks measuring 26wks!
23wk measuring 29wks!
26wk measuring 34 weeks!
so maybe if it keeps increasing then worry. lol. I had two single mostly full term pregnancies and 2 miscarriages in the first trimester before my twins, my twins I definitely felt more m/s (though I still never vomited) and so much more tired. But I know many women have twins with little m/s.
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.
Thanks, friends. I'm really not worried. In my gut, I feel like there is just one baby (one baby girl....)
I decline all VE's-- I don't like anybody's fingers in me.
I'll go for an u/s next Thursday-- so I'll KUP!
In the meantime, I'll just enjoy looking like a small house.
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12
Well, I conceived spontaneous twins with my third pregnancy, and found out very early on - about 8 weeks, via ultrasound. Not sure I would have figured it out on my own without ultrasound, but I did start measuring ahead of dates before 20 weeks.
I also measured ahead with my last pregnancy (Finn), which turned out to be polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid), which resulted from an anomaly in the baby.
If you continue to measure ahead of dates, I would definitely investigate via ultrasound.
I measured big with Trystan, and it started about 28 weeks. Once I hit my 34 week appt I was measuring 38 weeks, a full month ahead, so she ordered an U/S. His estimated weight at 37 weeks was 7lbs 12 oz. I was induced at 38 weeks due to being 6cm dilated in the office, and out he came weighing 9lbs 1oz! I'm so glad I didn't go to 40 weeks, who knows how huge he just might have been lol! When they did my U/S they could tell that it was baby, not fluid.
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
I ALWAYS measure big, but then again, I also always have huge babies I'm measuring about 3 weeks ahead this time!
Wife to Jason
Brodie(9)~Deacon(8 )~Truman(8 )~Sawyer(5)~Elliot(3)~Finn 3/9/12
I'm measuring big too. In the last two months I've been 2 weeks ahead. I've put it down to having had twins and so many pgs. Guess my uterus just knows which way to go. I passed my 2hr GTT so no GD. At my last appointment two days ago, I measured just 1? wks ahead. My biggest was 9lb 1oz so they aren't that big really.
I just wanted to wish you good luck!
big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed for 26 months
baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
8.16.12 & 12.16.12