my MIL is I identical twin. is that pass down on the male or female line? just curious... we are ttc #2. I hear it skips generations. any info?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
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Answer by lfl at 1:59 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
Since she is an identical twin it has no effect on your odds. Identical twins are not hereditary.
Answer by jenae_gist at 2:06 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
It will have no effect on your odds of conceiving twins. I think the above responses cover the reasons pretty well, but I'll summarize again just for good measure:
Identical twining is not genetic.
Fraternal twining can be genetic, but it would need to be in your family for you to inherit the tendency to release more than one egg per cycle.
You could have twins, but without factors other than your MIL being an identical twin your odds are no greater than any other woman.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
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