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Multiple sets of twins D&D Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
2nd Jan '13

I just remembered this, we were all out to dinner last week, and we started talking to the table next to us, they had twin babies, and the father ended up telling us they had 2 other sets of twins at home. Well after they left, DH and I argued (not seriously) about them having 3 sets of twins, and he thinks its possible without fertility drugs and/or IVF, and while I think its possible, I think its highly unlikely, so what are your thoughts on it?



I never would have asked the people, because well its none of my business, so I just wanted to see what other people thought of it.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
2nd Jan '13

I've never seen any myself because the people I know stopped having children after their second set. But they had a singleton, then two sets of twins after. Idk what would Have happened had they ttc again.

Lilly and Laya's momma Due May 25; 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7828 posts
status 2nd Jan '13

Yes it does happen naturally. Its called hyper ovulation

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7572 posts
2nd Jan '13

I know a family that had triplets a set of twins and then a singleton all naturally.

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
2nd Jan '13

I've always heard that after you've had a set of multiples, it's more likely to have another set (than someone who has only singletons). However, I think 3 sets of twins for one family (without IVF, etc) is highly unlikely.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10902 posts
2nd Jan '13

My cousin and his wife have a set of momo twins. Her chances of having ANOTHER set of identical twins is very likely. It's a genetic thing, on her end.

*Call Me MOM* 8 kids; Minnesota 11859 posts
2nd Jan '13

Hyper ovUlation!
I met a girl on here .. Misty she has twins then a single then twins again
Her user name is misty twins +1+ twins I think!!
It's crazy but it happens I'd go insane'!!

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting loser mom:" My cousin and his wife have a set of momo twins. Her chances of having ANOTHER set of identical twins is very likely. It's a genetic thing, on her end. "

I did ask, all 3 sets are fraternal, well it was obvious with the babies, since one was a boy and one was a girl

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10345 posts
2nd Jan '13

My neighbors have 2 sets of twins and they didn't use anything. Now 3 is a lot but I'm sure it's possible. And the other girl is right, once you have a set you have a higher chance of having multiples again.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
2nd Jan '13

It is a genetic thing for the most part, if you have the gene to hyperovulate then yes there is a chance you could have more twins in the future.



Even if they are identical, if you have one set the chances are more so than someone than has not had identical twins.

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting kate & tilly:" I know a family that had triplets a set of twins and then a singleton all naturally."

I knew a couple in the NICU my youngest daughter was in, and they had identical triplet girls. 2 of the girls went home and the 3rd one had to stay another month, and the mother and father would switch off who would come in the NICU, and every time the mother was there, within 15 minutes of her getting there, the father would call freaking. It came down to it, that if the phone rang, the receptionist would yell for the mother, and say this is probably for you, lol

Ashley R [[x3]] 3 kids; Greenville, South Carolina 1531 posts
2nd Jan '13

My great grandmother had 4 sets of twins all natural. She didn't use ivf or anything like that. Her doctor (back then) called her a miracle mother. Since her there is 2 sets in every generation. I think it's crazy but so cool. We never found out why she had so many.

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Ashley R [[x3]]:" My great grandmother had 4 sets of twins all natural. She didn't use ivf or anything like that. Her doctor ... [snip!] ... mother. Since her there is 2 sets in every generation. I think it's crazy but so cool. We never found out why she had so many."

wow thats crazy

Ashley R [[x3]] 3 kids; Greenville, South Carolina 1531 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Taryn - Anya's mommy:</b>" wow thats crazy"</blockquote>




Yup. When my mom told me I called her a liar. Haha.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
2nd Jan '13

My cousin has been pregnant with twins twice but each time lost a twin, the first time at 20 weeks and the second at 10 weeks. When she ovulates she often has two eggs instead of one. It seems to be fairly common in my family, I have a lot of twin aunts/uncles/cousins, lol. There was a girl on here ages ago who was a twin and had younger twin siblings. Someone already mentioned the mom with 2 sets of twins. It's not super common but not as unlikely as you would think. If you normally release 2 eggs at ovulation the chances of both being fertilized aren't that far fetched.