Not sure if it's twins... Looking for opinions on the BFP :)

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Not sure if it's twins... Looking for opinions on the BFP :)

Hi girls! I used to moderate the Oct 2008 board before we converted to downsize. I just got a new BFP a couple weeks ago and I have had a LOT of people suggest that it could be twins because of how dark the line is. I thought I might ask some "experts" who have seen a BFP for twins before. Smile This was two days before my period was supposed to start. I'll find out in about two weeks either way.

ETA: I have no history of twins in my family, nor does DH. Wink

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Hmmm, I'm not sure. Do you know someone in the UK who can ship you one of their ClearBlue Digital ones? They read HCG in a different way, when I used one it said "2-3 weeks pregnant" and that was at 13dpo. So I knew my level was super high by checking charts. Can you get a Beta done? A high number could be a good indication but not "set in stone" that is till an early ultrasound.

GL! and Congrats!!!

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Sorry no help because I was already 5 weeks when I first tested but it does look pretty bright to me.

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The only way to know if you are pregnant with twins is via an ultrasound. I had no indicators to suggest I was pregnant with twins. My beta levels were not super high, my one and only digital test read "pregnant", and I had no other symptoms, except dizziness at about 3 weeks and morning sickness that started at 5 weeks, which is considered a normal pregnancy symptom. My beta levels also did not double every 48 hours and I had very healthy twin girls at 37 weeks, 2 days. Best of luck to you. Smile

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My test came up "pregnant" really fast and that was I think the day before my period was really due. However, I had my first ultrasound at 5.5 weeks pregnant and they only found one baby. I didn't know it was twins until my next ultrasound at 12 weeks. It's unlikely you're having twins and but you probably won't know in a couple of weeks.

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I always thought it was the brighter the later you tested... like one day past missed period vs One Week. My Bfp was no different than my others and boy was I shocked when I went for a ultrasound at 9 weeks to have to hearbeats!!!!

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This is what happend to me. With both of my singles I took the test a couple days before period was to start and the lines appeared very faintly and slowly. Took the test this time a couple days before AF and was instantly super dark. I was with my friend when I took the test and she was like whoa you must be farther along than you thought! Turns out I wasn't very far along...it was twins!

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I really wouldn't rely on the colour of the line on a pregnancy test to tell you if you have twins or not. It's a little far fetched. I'm with Mel, if you really want to know, go to an ultrasound! HH9M to you :vibes:

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Thanks for the responses! I finally had my u/s today and it's just one LO in there. But he/she is happy and healthy and everything looks good. I'm pretty thrilled. Smile Thanks for your input!

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Congrats Nicole! HH9M to you! Biggrin

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Congrats!!! Glad to hear baby is healthy. HH9M to you.