A 26-year-old female asked:
hi, i went for an ultrasound.. i am 8 weeks pregnant.. we can clearly see 2 babies in the ultra sound but could only find 1 heartbeat.. we didn't listen for them just looked do the heartbeat on the screen.. will both babies survive?
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Dr. Carol Russell answered
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely : Congratulations on your pregnancy! If you saw 2 embryos, and one had a heartbeat and one did not, then only the one with the heartbeat will survive. The second one will likely get reabsorbed by your body, and may disappear from view on future sonograms, known as a vanishing twin. I’m sorry for your loss. Hope this helps.
Answered on Apr 16, 2020
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