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Curious to know if losing weight the first few weeks of pregnancy could be a sign for twins?The time is up in my hubbys family,is it a sign?

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I just went to the doctor yesterday and found out I'm around 3 weeks pregnant. I started thinking on my weight and it seems like ive lost almost 10 pounds the past week. I was talking to my sister about it and she said that she knew a girl that lost a lot of weight her first few weeks of pregnancy and it turned out to be twins, then asked my husband and he informed me that they were up in his family line also. I havent been to the doctor and gotten an ultra sound yet but I was wondering if that could be a reason for all the weight loss?

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It was probably a coincidence that the woman lost weight early on and then had twins. Twins ran in my ex's family and I lost 15 pounds in the first 10 weeks, but I had one healthy, full-term 9-pound baby, with no signs that there was ever a second child with her. At three weeks I doubt you would have any symptoms at all yet besides possible implantation spotting or mild cramps, but it is possible to have early pregnancy symptoms before your missed period. However, dramatic weight loss is not a symptom I've ever heard of.
I am 14 weeks pregnant with twins and I started gaining weight right off the bat. Showing at 7 weeks. I have never heard of that much weight loss being a symptom of pregnancy. Some women lose a small amount due to morning sickness and such but 15lbs seems a bit much.
I had a set of twins and started gaining weight really fast! I was showing at 5 or 6 weeks. I have never heard of someone losing weight and it turning out to be twins.
do u have twins in ur family?  i do i have a whole line of them..  i dont know if thats a sign but im so afriad to have twins.... i heard that that twin gene only run in the men.. so idk for sure sorry....
no no twins in my family but they run major in his family lol im 7 weeks now and am already showing.
I think of it as nature's way of detoxing your body, so it is healthy for your growing baby.  I had in-vitro and lost one two days before my blood test (talk about terror, they hadn't told me about this possibility and I thought I had lost both). I lost 14lbs between 2-8 weeks, no vomiting, but a LOT of sleep, and I did not get back to my pre-pregnancy weight until 7mos.  Neither my fertility doctor nor my OB were concerned about ANY of the weight loss. Because of my special circumstances, I had many ultrasounds, and they all showed a well developing baby. I was 41. She is now a very healthy and strong 22mos.
Did you end up having twins?...Im 4 weeks and I think Im pregs w twins because my hcg was way to high for 3 weeks, its suppose to be 5-50 and its 360, plus we both have twins, alot more common and closer on his side though , plus i look and feel like im 4, I have an ultrasound on 10/31, but I WANNA KNOW NOW!! lol

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