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

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 77
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yep! Darling Husband has 3 sets of twin cousins. 2 on maternal side 1 set on paternal side. Im due in april with only one babe.

Post # 78
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not really on my side; my uncle had twins, but none of the women nor my grandparents did. However, there are quite a few fraternal twins on my husband’s side. From what I understand, that can skip a generation and be passed down to our daughters, but doesn’t increase our chances at all.

And I’m relieved for it! 🙂 I’m secretly scared that our first shot will result in twins, and we’ll have to learn how to take care of two babies when we’ve never even taken care of one.

Post # 79
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@stefanielovesjamie:  Well one of my cousins has a set of twins who are 5 now, and DH’s dad is a fraternal twin. Also one of DH’s cousins from his dad’s side is pregnant with twins right now. I’m secretly hoping when I get pregnant it’ll be with twins!

Post # 84
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yes, they do. My mother is a twin (her twin passed away), & my husband’s father is a twin.

It should be interesting if we have twins! The family is due for a set though, since none of our siblings or cousins have had any yet.

Post # 85
2679 posts
Sugar bee

@stefanielovesjamie:  My mom’s cousin has a set of fraternal twins (a boy and a girl)…..and my dad’s brother has a set of identical twins that are both boys as well as his cousin having a set of fraternal twins that are also boys. I have read that the twins get passed down through the maternal (mine) side, and that the father (FI) can pass the gene down to his daughters but that it does not mean he will have any effect on if the woman will have twins or not.

Post # 86
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ha, do they ever!

Father-In-Law is a fraternal twin (2 of 10 siblings).  There’s another set of fraternal twins, I believe, in the 10 siblings, and at least a few of FIL’s siblings have had twins, though Father-In-Law didn’t.

Mother-In-Law is one of 8, and I believe there’s a set of twins in there.  Her sister had twins.

My paternal grandmother has twins on her side, as does my maternal grandmother.

No one in our immediate families has had twins yet.

We are so going to get twins. 

Post # 87
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Twins run in my family, not his though.

Post # 88
1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My husband’s dad and grandpa are twins.  But since they are identical twins we don’t really have greater chances of having twins since identical twins are total flukes and not genetic. He was hoping we’d have twins but we only had one, and thank god since my stomach got big enough to fit 2 as it was… lol.  Hubby’s sister had 2 girls, both singletons, too.


Post # 89
2119 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


he doesnt but i do. i just found out last year my grandma gave birth to a set of twins but in a canoe on the amazon……..mind blow. yeah you forgot that one mom. mom is from brazil so not too crazy but still.

Post # 90
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My Fiance has an identical twin brother. I don’t know much pass that?!?

Post # 91
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@stefanielovesjamie:  Both my grandmothers had twins and my great-grandmother was a twin. I believe twins are determined by the mother so high chances if I ever have kids that it would be twins.

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