Post # 1
On both my DH’s side of the family and mine, it is our generation’s turn for twins. I’ve fallen in love with the idea and want to know NOW. My appt. isn’t for another 2 weeks (11 weeks) and I’m dying. I know, right, what’s the possibility. I’ve also read somewhere that twins have nothing to do with heredity, just by chance that the egg splits or 2 eggs are fertilized.
Post # 3
That would be so awesome! I wish we could have twins next time but I doubt it lol. I wish you luck 🙂
Post # 4
My mother is a faternal twin, she also has older faternal twin sisters & my father is an identical twin! Identical twins are not hereditary what so ever, it’s just a blessing that one egg splits! However, faternal twins are where there are two eggs that were fertilized (Hyper ovulation) Which is hereditary in females, which means my grandmother likely passed it on to my mother, who passed it down to me. And a father can pass it to his daugher, but it doesnt increase a males chance what so ever in having twins… hope that jumbled mess made since! So if your grandmother/his grandmother had faternal twins, it’s very likely!! Twins are adorable, and my FI’s mother & my mother have their fingers crossed that we will have twins! I just want one at a time though! 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 5
I will keep my fingers double crossed for you!
Post # 6
My good friend from HS is having twins and it does run in her family.
So ya never know 🙂
Post # 7
Same situation here. Both my mom’s and dad’s side have twins that were to fall on us. We just have one in there though 🙂
Post # 8
Fraternal twins are hereditary it is only passed down on the women’s side and it is when a women releases two eggs during one cycle. If both get fertilized ba da boom there are twins.
I don’t understand why it tends to skip a generation though. I may release two eggs during one cycle as my mother was a twin and her grandmother was a twin etc. (goes back 5 generations). However, I don’t like the idea of twins, isn’t one baby hard enough to handle?
Post # 9
I hope you do have twins! Do you know if the twins in your families are identical or fraternal? Identical twins randomly happen, but fraternal twins are hereditary!
Post # 10
My husband’s side has the same thing going on with twins. And it’s our generation.
My husband and I are the only ones left in this generation that has not had kids yet. His Cousin who just gave birth had one daughter. Her brother may or may not have another child. My Brother-In-Law is done with having kids.
So if the every other generation has a set of twins for who knows how many generation past holds true…..we have a pretty good chance for having twins.
I will be happy with a baby, period. 🙂
Twins while definitely harder will also be double the bundles of joy!
Post # 11
I’d love to have twins! Twins run in DH’s side of the family so I won’t get any hereditary help but maybe I can get twins by association or something!
Post # 12
A friend of DH’s is pregnant with their first, and she found out in January they are expecting twins. They were SHOCKED to say the least. They have no twins in their family that they know of.
Post # 13
I think I would freak out at the thought of twins. It would be so hard to handle at first but I think it would be pretty cool once they were a bit older.
Plus we can be over and done with it, we only want two.
Post # 14
I would love to have twins! Since we are already concerned with the ability to have one, having two would be just awesome. Over and done, since we do want two!
Did you know the older you are, the higher likelihood of twins? Over 35 is the highest chance (not because of fertility drugs, just natural) and I’m almost 34. Also Scandinavian women or any woman who is tall/big-boned (me!!) has the highest chance of all the nationalities. So, I have a few things in my favor for a higher likelihood of twins. Yay!
Edit: That was incorrect. Caucasians of Scandinavian descent have the highest for Caucasians, but African American women still have the highest probablity of having twins!
Post # 15
My friends had twins and they wanted to die their first year as parents and always told me about how impossible it was. LOL. As an identical twin, I found this really funny.
Post # 16
Oh gosh, twins is a huge fear of mine!! I just don’t think I could handle it. Being on Clomid, my chances are a bit higher but not enough to make me worry. But I hope you get what you wish for!! It would be fun to watch twins grow up together.