(Closed) Twins?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3059 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If I’m correct, twinage has nothing to do with your SO family history because he only supply’s the sperm. Its all on your eggies! But, sounds like to me you have a big chance of having twins! =)

Post # 4
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Twins run in my family as well, but it seems kind of erratic.  My grandfather had a twin and I had twin great-uncles.  My mom had twins, but we are identical, so not hereditary.  Neither my sister or I have had twins.  From what I’ve read, twins do run in families, but they don’t necessarily bypass generations.  

Post # 5
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Yellow.Clover  is correct. It has nothing to do with the males side.

Twins run in my family too! My grandfathers a twin, my grandmother is a twin, and my cousin had twins.

Post # 6
1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I want twins!!!! I have 2 sets of twin cousins on my Dad’s side of the family and 1 set on my Mom’s side

Post # 7
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Twins run in my family as well, my great uncle on my Mom’s side was a twin, but he died shortly after birth, and my Uncle on my Dad’s side was a twin, that twin also died shortly after birth… I have twin second cousin’s as well on my Mom’s side.  I haven’t gone further back to see if there are more twins in the family.

When I was younger I really wanted twins and hoped that I would have them, now that I’m getting ready to have kids I’m terrified that I’ll have twins! lol

Post # 8
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Twins run in my family too (faternal), and I’ve heard that sweet potatoes (or yams?) encourage the ovaries to release two eggs during ovulation. So, when Fiance and I begin to TTC I will DEFINITELY be eating a lot of those!! Plus, I also heard that after 30 (y.o.) twins are more likely (not sure though, i’m going to look this up to make sure). All those things together, hopefully we’ll be lucky and get a set of twins!

Post # 10
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


Identical twins are not hereditary. Fraternal twins however come from a gene to hyper ovulate- drop more than one egg at a time. If your grandma had fraternal twins then you could have inherited the hyper ovulating gene. If she had identical twins then it’s random and there’s no saying if you will or won’t have them.  Your SO genes/ sperms would not play into you having twins or not. But if you ever have daughters they may be born with the hyper ovulating gene from either yours or SO family (if a direct female decent of SO has had fraternal twins), so it’s always possible for your future kids to have twins their self.


I hope this helps 🙂 My grandma (mom’s mom) was originally a twin and I have a handful of second and third cousins who are fraternal twins. So I’m hoping I myself carry the hyper ovulating gene 🙂

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