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crazy mummy Aug 3rd, 2010 02:54 AM

can a twin have twins?
 
this is a really silly question but my hubby is a twin, could we have twins or not? I just look quite big and have not had my scan yet and I am sure someone once said that twins can't have twins but this seems a bit stupid, I just wondered if anyone knew, sorry if anyone thinks that this is a stupid pointless question but its been bugging me :dohh:

Dsquirelz Aug 3rd, 2010 03:02 AM

I believe they can have twins. The thing is tho that the twin has to come from the mothers side. Twins on the fathers side do not effect your chance of conceiving twins at all. Its all up to you and your genes :p

Mirinee Aug 3rd, 2010 03:02 AM

Yes, they absolutely can. Some sources say fraternal (non-identical) twins are at an increased chance of having fraternal twins.

Your race and your age also affect the chance of fraternal twins. However, the chance of identical twins is the same throughout the entire population of the world -- around 1 in 250.

Good luck. :)

More info:
http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/twins...tatistics.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin

Cheryl xx Aug 3rd, 2010 03:03 AM

It depends on what type of twin you are.

From what i know non-identical twins can release 2 eggs when they ovulate (like their mother) and have twins. Identical twins are from an egg that has split so it's luck of the draw. They are no more likely than anyone else.

Hope this helps xx

crazy mummy Aug 3rd, 2010 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Cheryl xx (Post 6360585)
It depends on what type of twin you are.

From what i know non-identical twins can release 2 eggs when they ovulate (like their mother) and have twins. Identical twins are from an egg that has split so it's luck of the draw. They are no more likely than anyone else.

Hope this helps xx

Thanx Cheryl it does help, Its my hubby thats a twin not me thats why I wondered and he is non-identical but if its all down to me I do have twins on my side do they really skip a generation? or is that another myth:wacko:

Sunseal Aug 3rd, 2010 03:23 AM

I actually heard that they skip a generation too, so that's what I've always thought? Maybe it is just a myth!

Cheryl xx Aug 3rd, 2010 03:24 AM

I think it's more common for twins to skip a generation. I'm a non-identical twin and the set before us were at least a generation before. This is my second pregnancy and it's a single baby again xx

crazy mummy Aug 3rd, 2010 03:28 AM

to be honest I will be more than happy with a single baby but now we are in a weird one cos if it skips a generation it would hit me possibly but not my hubby weird

Cheryl xx Aug 3rd, 2010 03:33 AM

It must be exciting hun wondering weather you have one or two little ones in there. Have you not had a scan yet? xx

crazy mummy Aug 3rd, 2010 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Cheryl xx (Post 6360826)
It must be exciting hun wondering weather you have one or two little ones in there. Have you not had a scan yet? xx

no not yet, I see the midwife tomorrow, I kind of delayed phoning for an appointment because I couldn't stand seeing her too soon then having to wait ages, I now think that I have waited too long but it all stems from getting the false negative in June and not retesting until July I probably should have retested in June then I would have a better idea how many weeks I am rather than am I 10 weeks am I 12 weeks:dohh:


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