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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 10:23 AM   1
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If you are a twin, are you more likely to have twins?


I'd really love to have twins. I'm a twin but it isn't a common gene in my family. I don't know of any other sets. My mum said that there were 2 sets of twins on her side years and years ago, before she was even alive but none since, until me and my brother arrived. My dad says he has twins on his side as well although I'm not sure where as most of his family live in Ireland and I've never met most of them.

My husband, however, has no twins that he knows of in his family. So I want to know if I would be more likely to have twins myself? I've heard the gene carries down through the man's side but I thought twins happened when the woman releases two eggs in her cycle and they get fertilised by 2 sperm (for non identical anyway). I'm not sure that's even right or if it's one egg that splits (but then I think that is how identical twins are made). So can anyone help?



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 10:36 AM   2
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I was like this, I was even asking to go on Clomid just to give me the chance!

My mums dad was a twin, then she had my twin sisters...

I thought it just skipt every other generation?

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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 10:43 AM   3
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Im nowhere near clever at this, but as far as i thought, non identical twins run through the family from the female side as like u sed it means releasing 2 eggs on the same cycle. So as your a twin Im sure your chances of having twins is higher? xxx



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 10:58 AM   4
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Well I just did a bit of research and twins skipping a generation is apparently a myth. And come to think of it, my nextdoor neighbour's mum (or was it dad?) was a twin and so were her parents. I also remember my friend's ex-boyfriend being a twin and his dad was.

From looking on wikipedia, unless I'm reading it wrong, it seems that to have non identical twins, it is 2 eggs being released and both being fertilised by 2 different sperm. Now, as my mind is alway in overdrive and I think lots of random things all the time, it made me wonder, if you had sex with one guy and he fertilised one of your eggs then had sex immediately after with another guy and his sperm fertilised the other egg, then you'd have 2 different fathers for your twins. I'm sure this isn't possible to happen but it made me wonder. Not that I'm ever contemplating sleeping with another man (one is enough for me!) but some people do!



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 10:58 AM   5
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The twin gene travels through the female side. It skips a generation or two every time. If your grandmother had twins then there's a higher chance you will.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 11:00 AM   6
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Yes, I think your chances of having twins are higher because you are a twin.

I know of someone is a twin and she went on having twin daughters. There are two sets of twins in my Mum's side of family. My grandma had twin sisters. Then her daughter (my aunt) gave birth to twins of different sex. So it skipped a generation.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 11:01 AM   7
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u can have twins wiv 2 different dads



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 11:05 AM   8
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How weird would that be, to have non identical twins with 2 different fathers!



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 11:11 AM   9
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Thats weird! Lol
My sisters are identical, not sure if my grandad was though! lol xx



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 11:17 AM   10
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well my best friend is not a twin but her babys father is he is an identical twin and my friend went on to have identical twins with him, i think the gene is more common from the man side if he a twin rather than women (no idea why) and when a woman releases 2 eggs and both are fertilized then yes u have twins but unidentical twins and i dnt think the unidentical twin things is actually genetic must look that up again to be sure think it just by chance the ovarie actually releases 2 eggs rather than 1, i do hope u get ur wish and get twins hun PMA xxxxxxxxxxxx



 
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