Do twins run in yours or your partner's family?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My mom was a faternal twin.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We have a set of identical twins on my mother’s side, but identical twins can’t “run in the family,” from what I understand, because the division of the embryo is just a random event. Fraternal twins, however, can possibly run in the family if their conception was related to hereditary hyperovulation.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

my FI’s family has at least 4 sets of twins in his extended family. I’m kind of excited to think its possible i could have twins one day! They’re so stinkin cute!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Yes to both.

My grandma had a twin sister.

My FI’s mother (my FMIL) has a twin sister.

Chances of getting twins in my generation is quite likely.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I have 2 sets of twins in my family, but they’re 3rd cousins. My SO, however, has several pairs of twins down his family line including his nephews(sisters children) who are identical. From what I’ve heard, a couple can only have twins if the mother carries the twin gene. If that’s true then that means no twins for me!

 

That story is CRAZY by the way!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@stefanielovesjamie:  Both.

DH’s grandma had twins. One of those twin’s and had two sets of twins back to back.

My grandmother, aunt, and mother were all pregnant with twins and lost one. My mom lost a set of twins and my twin.

With all of this, I am currently pregnant…with just one healthy baby 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My dad has 2 sets of twin cousins, in the same family, 18 months apart. Yes, 0 kids to 4 kids in 18 months. FI has twin uncles.

I’m both excited and terrified. FSIL has them in her family too, we’re this close to starting a bet pool hahah

Does anyone know if the skip-a-generation rule is legit? Or is it a wives’ tale?

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yes, on my side. My great-great Grandma had a set of twins, my great Grandma had a set of twins, and my Granny had a set of twins, though one of them didnt survive. Neither my mom, nor my aunts had twins though, so I’m thinking its about due. With me. Haha.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@CarolF:  It’s a myth. It sometimes plays out like that if fraternal twins run in the father’s family because he doesn’t ovulate (and thus won’t produce twins), but he can pass the gene on to his daughters, who will then have an increased chance of having twins.  If it’s on the mother’s side, then it could happen in each generation. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Bartram's Garden

My dad has twin brothers, and my mom was a twin… my FI also has twins skipping a generation on both his mother’s and father’s sides!  I’m hoping for the best–twins would be so wonderful!  Smile

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My husband’s grandmother had a twin sister, who unfortunately died when she was little!:( 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

my husband is a fraternal twin. I don’t think that impacts us though! 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

lol – that’s quite the story!

DH has twin sisters, and my dad has twin brothers.

My mom is petrified we might have twins as she thinks she will have to move in (…)

However, I’ve been told, as PP mentioned, that heredity really as nothing to do with it.

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