(Closed) Twin question, insight needed

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am not a twin and have no twins in my family. However, my understanding has always been that twins generally skip a generation.

I have a friend whose father is a twin, and I also believe her mother had twin sisters.  My friend and her siblings were all individual children; however, my friend has a set of twins.

Post # 4
4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Twins have to run on the female side. It’s YOUR body that does the twin-ing – releasing two eggs or dividing one in two… unlike the gender, which is all him. 

Post # 7
4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

@MrsHoneyC:  You are right. I’ve been wanting twins since I was a little girl so I did a pretty large amount of research on the biology behind it. It’s definitely 99% whatever your body decides to do, and has very little to do with his family.

Your daughter(s) will have a higher chance of having twins because of your husband, but you won’t. 

Here’s a pretty clear, easy-to-understand link.

Post # 8
958 posts
Busy bee

I had a boyfriend (ex) that was a twin, his mother had 2 sets of twin boys. His mother was also a twin. He told me that since I have no twins in my family, we (hypothetically) probably wouldn’t have twins, but there was a high chance that our kids could have twins. You need that “twin gene” in you.


Post # 9
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am also a Twin the same kind as your Fi with a Twin brother. I have two sets of Twins in my extended family on my Dad’s side so it depends. I also would prefer not to have Twins, but I know I can’t control it so whatever happens happens I guess. I think I have a very low chance of having Twins though.

Post # 10
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mepayne:  Thanks for the article, I’ve wondered about this because my great-grandma was an indentical twin but there haven’t been any since.

Post # 11
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve always wondered about this too, as I am a twin! In my family, the twins are on my dads side. He and his sister both had a set of twins each! Ive always heard it skips a generation too, however my friends who are twins, have a mom who is a twin! I do agree is it probably 99% of what your body decides as well, but I am definitely going to read that article! Thanks!

Post # 12
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the PPs that the twins have to run in the female’s side of the famiy for there to be any increased chance of you having twins.

I’ve definitely confirmed this because twins run in DH’s family (his dad is a twin and I know there were a few other sets).  I wish his family history played a role though because I think I would enjoy having twins!

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