Loss of identical twin

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  1. I just found out that one of the identical twins I was carrying failed to survive at around 9 weeks.
    The other baby is measuring right on target at 11.5 weeks.
    My Dr. does not see any signs of TTTS but the loss of one twin could send a gush of blood to the other (because of shared placenta) and causing it damage. While this is less of a risk (I'm told) this early on, I'm still very concerned.

    Just looking for some positive stories.

  2. So sorry about the loss of your twin...I have not had your experience but there are many, many positive stories about women delivering perfectly healthy, full term babies after the loss of a mono/di twin. Have you consulted the TTTS foundation website or the fetal hope website? Even though you do not have TTTS they still have a wealth of knowledge and support and you can read stories of women who have been through the same thing.

    I have also heard that losing a twin earlier on is better than losing one later.

    Again, so sorry for your loss.

  3. Sorry for your loss. I lost one of my twins yesterday too though my situation is different - I was 5 months along with fraternal twins.

  4. Thanks for your replies.

    bakar - I am very sorry to hear about your loss.

  5. Im so sorry

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. my understanding is that with the loss being so early, you should be ok. while i am not 100% sure, I think the risk from the loss is much lower in the first trimester than if it were to have happened later on. Feel free to PM me. I know a lot about ids and TTTS (and I lost one of my twins at 18 weeks to TTTS). The good news is my survivor is 100% fine and she is now 3.5. hopefully everything will be fine. if you want to know more about what the risks are having lost one at 9w, email Dr. Julian Delia (he's at wheaton franciscan in minnesota) (email is Julian.DeLia@wfhc.org). he is one of the (if not the) leading experts on identicals. He will definitely respond. Good luck and again i am so sorry for your loss.

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