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Likelihood of twins after miscarriage? .._______.. Peru 47222 posts
12th Jun '11

Someone told me that you have a higher chance of having twins if you get pregnant right after a miscarriage.



Any truth to this? I googled it and not much came up.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11953 posts
12th Jun '11
Quoting rosamor the HOAR:" Someone told me that you have a higher chance of having twins if you get pregnant right after a miscarriage. Any truth to this? I googled it and not much came up."


I can't say for sure, but I'vwe done a lot of research on twins and I've never seen that. I've never researched miscarriages though.

If you miscarry twins though.. yea. Your chances of twins doubles every time you conceive twins.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50677 posts
12th Jun '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting rosamor the HOAR:</b>" Someone told me that you have a higher chance of having twins if you get pregnant right after a miscarriage. Any truth to this? I googled it and not much came up."</blockquote>



I have heard that too. Something about hormones releasing multiple eggs or something

Aeryn Sun 1 child; Japan 69599 posts
12th Jun '11

as far as I know, it's all genetic. fraternal twins = you dropping two eggs at once, and twins is two sperm fertilizing the same egg at once. So I can't imagine an MC has any effect on this whatsoever.

.._______.. Peru 47222 posts
12th Jun '11
Quoting Aeryn Sun:" as far as I know, it's all genetic. fraternal twins = you dropping two eggs at once, and twins is two ... [snip!] ... at once, and twins is two sperm fertilizing the same egg at once. So I can't imagine an MC has any effect on this whatsoever."


Nope. Identical twins is not genetic. And it's not two sperm fertilizing one egg. It's when one egg divides into two after it is fertilized.

.._______.. Peru 47222 posts
12th Jun '11

"monozygotic twinning appears to be a random event, and all parents have a reasonably equal chance of conceiving identical twins."



http://multiples.about.com/od/pregnancy/a/familytwin.htm

Aeryn Sun 1 child; Japan 69599 posts
12th Jun '11
Quoting rosamor the HOAR:" Nope. Identical twins is not genetic. And it's not two sperm fertilizing one egg. It's when one egg divides into two after it is fertilized."


well I fail :lol: I can't even blame the shots because I obviously thought that when I was sober haha



cant' read that info right now...won't retain it, but thanks for telling me

.._______.. Peru 47222 posts
12th Jun '11
Quoting Aeryn Sun:" well I fail :lol: I can't even blame the shots because I obviously thought that when I was sober haha cant' read that info right now...won't retain it, but thanks for telling me"


lol, no problem. :D



I had no idea that fraternal twins are genetic because there is a gene that causes women to hyperovulate. That's sweet.

Aeryn Sun 1 child; Japan 69599 posts
12th Jun '11
Quoting rosamor the HOAR:" lol, no problem. :D I had no idea that fraternal twins are genetic because there is a gene that causes women to hyperovulate. That's sweet."


THAT I knew about, but I thought that the identical twins was when two sperm fertilized one egg.

.._______.. Peru 47222 posts
12th Jun '11
Quoting Aeryn Sun:" THAT I knew about, but I thought that the identical twins was when two sperm fertilized one egg."


Nope. That's not even possible. :D

Aeryn Sun 1 child; Japan 69599 posts
12th Jun '11
Quoting rosamor the HOAR:" Nope. That's not even possible. :D"


wellI fail at science then :lol: I know the egg hardens as soon as the sperm gets in, but I thought it was possible if htey managed at the same time

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11953 posts
12th Jun '11
Quoting rosamor the HOAR:" lol, no problem. :D I had no idea that fraternal twins are genetic because there is a gene that causes women to hyperovulate. That's sweet."



lol, not so much when you're the one with Hyperovulation, wondering with each pregnancy if you'll have twins again!

My sister had 2 sets of twins, with only 2 pregnancies.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11953 posts
12th Jun '11
Quoting rosamor the HOAR:" Nope. That's not even possible. :D"


very rare, but possible

Miranda Aguilar Due October 19; 1 child; San Francisco, California 4 posts
12th Jun '11

Not sure about the twins after miscarriage BUT I am pregnant with fraternal twins (one boy & one girl) and NO ONE in my family has twins. Not sure the stats for the genetics part of it all either.

Momma♥Kristin 18 kids; New York 21538 posts
12th Jun '11

Ive heard that too and wondering the same thing! Weve been having unprotected sex pretty much since I stopped bleeding (which was 2 weeks after my miscarriage).



My dad was a twin, so once I heard about odds being higher after a miscarriage and adding the genetics in there I FREAKED out lol But then I read somewhere that twins arnt genetic and that its a common myth.