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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 00:34 AM   1
jogami
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History of multiples


Just out of curiosity is there a history of multiples in either your or OH/DH's family? I heard it gets carried down by the mother but just wondering what the correlation is.

DH's maternal aunt had twin girls. My paternal aunt lost boy/girl twins at 5 months and my maternal aunt lost twins at 3 months.

My maternal uncle's wife lost twins ad well.

My cousin has ivf triplets which doesn't count and my Clomid twins were also assisted so that doesn't count either. My doctor did say tho that I release more than one egg every month but my estrogen receptor doesn't work to send the message to release them thus causing the pcos and anovulation. The Clomid gets the message across efficiently so who knows if I have tendency naturally to conceive twins

Anyone else have multiples in their families?



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 02:22 AM   2
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hey!

there are LOADS of twins in my family! my father's aunt had twins twice (2girls), his uncle had twins too (2girls) and my maternal nan is a twin (2girls as well), my maternal greatnan is a twin (though her sister passed away when they were 15)

In oh's family his paternal nan's sister had twins twice (boy and girl twice, the girl of the first set passed away after a few days as it was winter and they couldn't get to the hospital).

so yeah my mum always told me I would have twins one day and we went to my first scan together as oh was on holiday with friends and family and when she saw the two babies she said she just won a dinner... haha!

It wasn't as much a surprise as some people might think.

So happy about having had twins now, it is exhausting and tiring but sooo much fun and so rewarding as well.



ps. what I do think is weird though is that we hadn't used contraception for nearly 10 months and exactly in the month that I am ovulating 2 eggs I get pregnant... had to happen, didn't it?!!



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 03:09 AM   3
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Nope! Just me!

Oh exept in 1948 my grandmothers sister had a girl/boy twins, then 9 more daughters.



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 04:57 AM   4
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Hi

Twins run down the maternal side only! As you have an increased chance of releasing more than 1 egg.

My Mum is a non identical twin and my Mum's Great Auntie (on her side) was a non identical twin.

Think one of my girls will be in the running to have twins! x



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 05:07 AM   5
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Hi - my Mum was adopted so not sure of her extended family, but do know that her full biological sister had fraternal b/g twins. Her husband was an identical twin too, tho that isn't supposed to count. (Arj, hyper ovulation is supposed to skip a generation so your family link probably has significance for you).

I must say tho that so many times you hear of a lady having frats and then going on to have identicals or has a strong family history of having frats and identicals, that I can't help thinking the two might be linked in some way although there is no proven scientific reason for identicals being hereditary.

Fascinating subject xx



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 08:18 AM   6
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Yep, fraternal twins run on the maternal side of the family. Identicalsnare random. You're right, Lizzie. Totally fascinating subject! In fact, we JUST had a conversation and research session about it last Sunday afternoon at my grandmother's (house full of nerdy teachers).

So, in my family, my maternal grandmother had fraternal b/g twins, one of those twins (the girl) had fraternal g/g twins and now I'm pregnant with what appear to be fraternal twins. We wondered what the record was for consecutive twin births from generation to generation and we are actually TIED for the record. If I remember correctly, it's the Guinness World Record. We didn't look up U.S. only, but how cool is that? Yeah, the record is 3 consecutive generations...so, if I have a girl--she's got pressure to have twins so we can beat the record!



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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 08:46 AM   7
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I'm the 1st! No one on my side or my fiances side has had twins!!!!

I think me having twins had something to do with me getting pregnant immediately after getting Mirena.. Or maybe I'm just extremely lucky



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 11:36 AM   8
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Well my grandmother,my mum's mum had two sets of twins both never made it! This was kept secret all this yrs till this year when I got pregnant and told my aunt that am expecting twins! That's when she was like "you know what your grandmother also had twins"

So we can say they skipped a generation hey and am the lucky one! Keeping my fingers crossed and praying to God that my twins shld make it so that I may carry the family flag of twins! Just wondering why my first two pregnancies weren't twins though!

QUESTION? : so your saying that it doesn't count much if from hubby's side they were twins,does it matter if hubby has twin brothers?



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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 11:52 AM   9
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Lizzie - I agree with you on the frat/identical twin thing. I know a lady that has 5 children, 2 of them are identical twins and 2 non identical! The other child came in between the twins! x



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 13:20 PM   10
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My mum is a fraternal twin, and her twin has twin boys but theyre identical so thats more of a happy accident than the fraternal 'gene' kinda thing from what ive read. Theyre the first twins in our family line that we know about, and now its my turn!



 
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