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Has anyone else had this? Updated


Today I had my 7 week viability scan.

The nurse saw a healthy foetus but had a black blob attached to it. She referred me to the Dr who looked and scanned and is 90% positive that it was a conjoined twin where one has died and the other still presently living. I have an appt at the EPU later for another scan and discuss the future. It’s bascially a choice of waiting for it to die or abort but it won’t survive either way.

I’m devastated obviously.

Well after one scan at the hospital and one at the feral medicine unit in London I can confirm just one healthy Fetus with no sign of a twin!!!

Over the moon is an understatement!

Thank you for all your kind messages

28 Replies

Aww I'm truly sorry, what devastating news I haven't had this but have had 2 mmc. Again I'm so so sorry, take care of yourself xx

I'm so sorry hope you are treated compassionately and helped to deal with this sending love x

So sorry to read this what an awful time for you. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and send you a huge hug xxx

Oh my goodness I am so sorry to hear this. Sending you lots of hugs...! Xxxx

I’m very sorry to read this. I don’t have any advice. I just want you to know I’m thinking of you xx


Oh get this I've just been to the EPC unit in hospital and apparently no twin just one healthy baby!!

We're off to see the top specialist in London. For a second opinion

Scarlett13 in reply to Hidden

What a rollercoaster and relief!!!!

TRYING2016 in reply to Hidden

i really hope everything is ok, and you are satisfied with the outcome. the worst is living with the unknown. wish you all the best and please update xxx

Luna11 in reply to Hidden

Oh that’s great news, I was just about to write how sorry I was to read your news!! Good luck with your specialist appt. 😘 xx

Hidden in reply to Hidden

Aww that's great to hear! Can't believe they made such a mistake saying that to you, you must be so relieved xxxxx

CatDV in reply to Hidden

really? 😀 I hope all goes well for you. Shame on them for most likely scaring you unnecessarily!

All the best xxx

Hidden in reply to Hidden

Thank goodness for second opinions. Wishing you all the very best xx

Cinderella5 in reply to Hidden

Holy moly this is amazing!! I've been thinking about you all afternoon since your last post So pleased for you!!😃🤗🙌😗xx

Hidden in reply to Hidden

Oh my goodness can’t believe they put you through that. 🤦🏽‍♀️Glad to hear your baby is okay 😍 xoxo

genten in reply to Hidden

Oh my goodness!! I'm so pleased for you! Cannot believe you've endured this today. I hope you're ok.

Definitely need another opinion. Xx

That's great news. Thank goodness you were able to be seen so quickly xc

Wow so happy to come back and read this I honestly almost put is there no hope this morning then thought that might be cruel can't imagine what you have been through today sending all my best wishes for you and your little one x

Oh wow! I hope everything works out! What a stressful time for you both! X

So pleased to hear everything is ok after all. Congratulations and hope you second opinion goes well which I am sure it will xxx

omg this is fab news..what a precious wee baby..much love xxx

Absolutely fabulous news xxx

- so glad this original post had a happy ending !!! Best of luck for the future!!


For the first time on this forum .. I’m lost with what to really say .

But couldn’t just read an not comment.

All the best . And lots of love xx


Hi, thanks for the caring messages.

I’m driving myself crazy with worry now in case the other scans were wrong.

I can’t see how three scans at the ivf clinic could see a black spot and the hospital and fetal clinic can only see one baby..I’m dreading my 12 week scan now in case they say “oh no ,there is a dead conjoined twin in there”

They did a stomach scan at the fetal clinic where the others had all been trans vaginal, so at least they got a different angle/view.

Camillage in reply to Hidden

It must be so hard but I would be exactly the same as you, trying to focus on being positive but secretly my brain would be getting more and more anxious about the scan. I really wish you all the best. And good luck staying calm and positive. Have you been doing mindfulness? Xxx

Hidden in reply to Camillage

I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks like this! No I haven’t tried mindfulness, but I think I do need something to keep me calm.

Is there anything you can recommend?

Camillage in reply to Hidden

If you look in Amazon music (if you have it) there are loads to try. I find that different ones work better for different people. It's kind of usually like the words from yoga but focusing on breathing rather than moving. I fall asleep quite often when listening to them bit that can't be a bad thing either right? I think there are loads on you tube too. Good luck xx

Binky1983 in reply to Camillage

The headspace app is also good. X

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