Any way to know which twin was the "original"? LOL

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The doctors told us that they could tell our boys were identical because they shared a placenta. This may sound like a silly question, but is there anyway to know which baby was the "original" fertilized egg? Just a totally random question that has puzzled my husband and myself. LOL We are still totally amazed by these little miracles and want to know everything we can about them. TIA!

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Kim - posted on 04/29/2012

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yea if twins are identical, there is no original egg. It's the same zygote, split into two.

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Melanie - posted on 09/03/2017

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I am an identical twin and I was just joking with my sister that she may be the original instead of me since I'm the first born! Just a random thought because I've always told her that I'm 9 minutes older!

Neva - posted on 04/28/2012

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They both were. When the egg was fertilized and the cells started to divide, they both divided together, so to speak. At some point in the division, they separated into 2 distinct individuals, so they both were the "original."

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