Post # 1
Update to my post:
I feel so deflated. (NWR)
We talked, cried, yelled, cried some more, and worked things out. All you ladies who commented were right about too much pressure. He felt like I only wanted him to have some BD for making a baby. We talked and agreed that we would NTNP. He said that talking about babies made him loose the mood and felt unwanted. Which I stopped to think about and he was right. All is well with that part but then he confessed that he was scared of having twins. I thought twins didn’t run in both sides of our families so it wasn’t a worry for me until I had a convo with his mom. Turns out her mom had 3 sets of twins (lost 2 sets) and his dad’s mom had 2 sets (lost both). To be honest this information kind of stopped me in my tracks to at first.
So my question is, is there a chance we could have twins?
Side note: Twins DO NOT run in my side.
Post # 3
@figgnewton: No, I don’t think so. Well, of course there’s a chance you could have twins. You don’t need a family history to have twins. But, I sooo could be completely wrong, but I think the genetic tendency for twins comes from the woman’s eggs having a tendency to split (identical) or for the woman to release two eggs…I vaguely remember learning this in my sophomore year in high school. LOL. Sooo not sure. I will Google and see if I can find it!
PS, yay for having a good talk with your DH and that you will be NTNT!
ETA: From “about.com” so maybe not true but I’ve learned the same thing in school:
Of the factors that influence multiple birth, there is only one that could be identified as genetic or explained by family history: hyper ovulation. Hyper ovulation is the tendency to release multiple eggs during ovulation, increasing the chances of conceiving dizygotic (or fraternal) twins. So, in families where the women have a gene for hyperovulation, genetics would sufficiently explain an increased presence of fraternal twins.
Post # 4
@ChuckNorris: Okay, that makes me feel a little better. lol The word twin scares me. I know that sounds childish but even if I had all the money in the world the word twin would still scare me.
Post # 5
@figgnewton: Twins are not easy, I can understand that! The pregnancy isn’t easy, the delivery isn’t easy, it never gets easy. But you always gotta be prepared for it, it always could happen, and if it does, as mom you will rise to the challenge… PS I edited my post =)
Post # 6
Twins are rare. And if it did run in the family it would only matter if it was on your side not his. Your ovaries/genes decide how many eggs your drop, his sperm has nothing to do with it. And that would be for faternal twins. And fertility treatment also increase your odds a little. As far as identical twins, any one is fair game for that to happen but like I said, very rare! It seems like you got things figured out so thats great! Enjoy NTNP:)
Post # 7
@figgnewton: Well i think it depends if it runs in your family, i think, and as PP said it is rare. My grandmother, from my mom’s side had twins, but lost one of the set and then my mom had also two sets of twins, lost one set and save one of the other set, none of my sis or bros had twins, but my cousin, who is my generation had twins and thankfully they both survived. Some people say it skips one generation, some say it doesn’t, some say it doesn’t matter who has it in the family….its just so complicated and honestly i dont think anyone knows for sure how the whole twin thing works…..my husband is a twin and there is no twin history in his family at all, aside of him and his bro….GL girly
Post # 8
@figgnewton: It’s rare. BUT my sister has identical twins and there aren’t twins in our family at all…. I wouldn’t stress it too much!
Post # 9
@ChuckNorris: is right. It’s a myth that twins run in families, unless hyperovulation is involved. It sounds like even if there is any genetic tendency toward hyperovulation, it’s on his side, which means it won’t affect you.