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Twins? No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7431 posts
25th Jun '13

I don't really understand how the whole twin genetic thing works but if someone could tell me how likely it is for me to conceive twins. My history is my brothers are fraternal twins, my aunt and uncle are too, also my nana and her sister are twins. No one in my generation...so my female cousins have had twins. What's my chances like? I know your not Drs I would just like opinions.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
25th Jun '13

From what I understand the hyperovulation gene needs on YOUR father's side increases your chance.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
25th Jun '13

The only way it's genetic is if it runs in the FEMALES of the MOTHER'S family, and generally skips a generation.



Fraternal twins are genetic. Identical twins are a "freak" happening.



If your grandmother had fraternal twins, you run the chance if having them as you may have inherited a gene that causes you to ovulate twice.

Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB 3 kids; Melbourne, Australia 3264 posts
25th Jun '13

Both my mum and sister (who was the surviving twin) were pregnant with twins and each lost one

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
25th Jun '13

If all of the twins in your family are on the same side, you may have increased chances of getting pregnant with twins.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
25th Jun '13

f you want twins, then breastfeed while TTC. It increases the odds (according to studies) anywhere from 6 to NINE times as likely as those who get prego while NOT breastfeeding. Of course, early breastfeeding actually decreases fertility/suppresses ovulation, but once that ovulation returns, hold onto your butt!

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
25th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" f you want twins, then breastfeed while TTC. It increases the odds (according to studies) anywhere from ... [snip!] ... early breastfeeding actually decreases fertility/suppresses ovulation, but once that ovulation returns, hold onto your butt!"</blockquote>




Shit, I'm glad I avoided being THAT statistic

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" f you want twins, then breastfeed while ... [snip!] ... but once that ovulation returns, hold onto your butt!"</blockquote> Shit, I'm glad I avoided being THAT statistic"

:!:
Me too!!!



Here is a link on it: http://www.pregnancyandbaby.com/the-hatch-blog/articles/944655/want-twins-new-studies-suggest-how-to-increase-your-odds

Tara plus 3! Due October 10 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Missouri 2773 posts
25th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB:</b>" Both my mum and sister (who was the surviving twin) were pregnant with twins and each lost one"</blockquote>




This happened to me too! With my first. I don't know why it happens.

Celeste Ariel Romero Due November 7 (twins); 1 child; Tucson, Arizona 362 posts
25th Jun '13

No clue but i know i have twins on both sides! Dad's mom was a twin and dad is a twin. As of the other side my mom didn't have twin nor did her mom. But my grandma s brother on my mom's side and two cousins had twins and one of my mom's cousins did. My dad also had twins with another lady (my bro and sis) but runs on her side as well. But that's all that i know of and know most are Fraternal. There are probably more that i don't know about. So just twins everywhere.Oh and look at that I'm having fraternal di/di twins! Lol couldn't even tell you which side i got it from =)

Ansley2012 Due November 30 (twins); 2 kids; Sterling Heights, Michigan 2116 posts
25th Jun '13

I've conceive twins twice, in the pregnancy with my daughter the other passed away around 10 weeks or so and I am currently 17.2 weeks with twin girls. The hyper-ovulation gene runs on my biological fathers side. It most certainly can be inherited from the father's side of course it does not have any effect on the probability of he himself having twins for he has no affect on his partners ovulation, but does affect his children and can pass down the hyper-ovulation gene. I don't know how to increase your chances if that's what you are going for, but I did conceive both sets of my twins while on birth control, the first on Implanon and these two on the Depo shot.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16152 posts
status 25th Jun '13

It only skips a generation if the gene is passed down on the father's side (obviously he has no influence on having twins of his own). If it passes down on the mother's side it doesn't have to skip.

No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7431 posts
25th Jun '13

Thanks ladies it all made for interesting reading. Yeah its hyper ovulation gene we have. I remember my mum mentioning it when she was first pregnant with me she's sure she passed my twin and then went on to have my twin brothers.



And hell no I don't want twins lol. Its like my worst nightmare lol. But thanks ladies for your inputs.

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2308 posts
25th Jun '13

My mom is a fraternal twin and my grandma had 3 sets of twins. My mom didnt have twins, although she had two amniotic sacs (one empty) when she was pregnant with me. I think I have the hyperovulation gene and thats why Im low on eggs at a younger age than when you typically run out.