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Does anyone who has twins have them in there family history.

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Asked by sarah8910 at 1:40 AM on Jun. 25, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I don't have them, but they run in both sides of my family. They always skip a generation. My generation was the skip. :)

    Answer by marybeth927 at 1:44 AM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • I don't have twins, but I am a twin. Identical. There is no family history on either side of any kind of twins. I have heard that fraternal twins is something a woman can be pre-disposed to (releasing more than one egg at a time) but as far as I know, the mechanisms for identical twins are not well understood, and no-one really knows why they happen.

    Answer by judimary at 1:46 AM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • I have twin boys and on both sides there are one set of distant twins. But I heard multiples run through the mothers side...

    Answer by BeachyBabe at 1:50 AM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • my story is like yours judimary, i don't have any twins but i am an identical twin. and there is no history any where in my family on either side either. i have 1 son and he astarted out with a fraternal twin but the other 1 stopped growing at 7 weeks gestation. I'm really curious if i will get twins the next time i get pregnant.

    Comment by sarah8910 (original poster) at 1:51 AM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • I don't have twins, but there is a set in my family. Bumping for you.

    Answer by .MhacFoirfe. at 1:57 AM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • what does bumping mean? im new

    Comment by sarah8910 (original poster) at 2:04 AM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • Yes i have a history of twins. My mom is a twin, her dad is a twin, his dad is a twin. Twins run in my mom side

    Answer by kyheavensmom at 2:10 AM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • My brother's wife had fraternal twins. That makes no difference to our side of the family though.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 AM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • I have a family history and my son started as a twin(I lost the other at 8 weeks).I know I have a tendency to ovulate twice a month or to release more then one egg when I actully ovulate that is. The doctor gave me a 1 in 12 chance of having twins.

    Answer by lizziebreath at 2:35 AM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • Yes, I have several sets of twins in my family. My grandma is an identical twin and my grandfather had three sets of twins among his siblings, as well as several cousins of my father's. My grandma always told me I would have twins and I said ha-ha no way not going to happen because I'm going to adopt but she was right after all. I adopted identical twin girls:) She was positively thrilled:)

    Answer by Luuckymommy at 8:41 AM on Jun. 25, 2011

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