Pregnancy AFTER twins

Katrina - posted on 10/08/2010 ( 26 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone! I'm new on here. I have an almost 13 year old son, a 10 year old daughter, and b/g twins that will be 6 in a few weeks. After I had the twins, everyone teased me that next time it would be triplets. Even my OB said my chances of twins are greater next time. I assured everyone that there wouldn't be a next time. 4 children are more than I can handle! Well, I just found out I'm pregnant and am petrified that it's twins again, or triplets as everyone teased me about! I am now 37 and know that that too increases my chances. Anyone here have more than 1 set of twins???? I go for an ultrasound on the 21st!!! Can't wait!!!

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Sheri - posted on 10/14/2011

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hi katrina i have two sets of twins what i found out after the first set it was a breeze with the second set. i knew how to handle them better the second time around just take a deep breath and dont worry it will be fine.

Jill - posted on 10/08/2010

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I don't have more than one set but my youngest children so far are the twins. I have heard of women having more than one set of twins and have talked with one personally-it does happen. I have a 6 year old, a 4 year old and twins that are 2 1/2. I've found that after having the twins I was capable of handling a lot more responsibility than I realized. If you do have another multiples birth your children are now older and might be able to help you out a little. Good luck!

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Danica - posted on 08/19/2014

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Hi I have 4 month old fraternal twin boys and iv just found im pregnant im not completely sure how far I am but I think avout 5-6 weeks im scared I will have another set. Will I cope? Does anyone have any advice or know the chances of having more set of twins? X

Frances - posted on 10/12/2011

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I have a 16yo step son, 14 and 9 yrear old daughters and 2year old twin girls. They all want me to have another so they can get a brother!! HAHA...apart from already having enough kids I am petrified that not only will it be twins again but they will be girls...not that I personally care if they are girls but I dont want to deal with everyone elses disappointment of girls....

Tiffany - posted on 10/25/2010

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I have 2 sets of twins. All boys. Ages 8 and 4. I have absolutely LOVED being a mother of twins and think I would go completely INSANE if I were to have only 1 child. I cant imagine it any other way. As a matter of fact I am hoping my next pregnancy will be twins as well.

Heidi - posted on 10/18/2010

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My friend had twin girls, identical and was pregnant on their first birthday with unidentical twin boys. Her two sets are 18 months apart.

Vanessa - posted on 10/18/2010

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Katrina, I'm in almost the same boat. I have a 6 yr old, a 5 yr old, a 2.5 yr old and 20 month old twins and just found out I'm 8 weeks pregnant. I'm TERRIFIED to be pregnant again especially since it could be twins again. I'm 36 and because I've had so many kids (and a set of twins) my chances are (apparently) really high. Good luck to you! Keep us posted!

Ellen Tracey - posted on 10/18/2010

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Hi Katina, I had fraternal twins, they are 9 ys old now and i am 10 weeks pregnant! I have been so convinced that its twins but i had to have a scan last Thursday and it is just 1! Good luck to you x

Amanda - posted on 10/17/2010

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I only have one set of twins, but I was told that if I try for anymore kids, that my chances of having another set of twins is greater due to the fact that I already have a set of twins. I don't think it always happen, but the chance is there. Good luck on the 21st.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/17/2010

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well i don't but my cousin by marriage mother I 3 set of b/g twin, so if that is any confirmation but it don't have to be twins or triplets if could just be one the final verdict is by GOD.

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Are your twins identical or fraternal? If identical, then there is no increase in your odds. If they are fraternal, then the odds are slightly higher. I am pregnant with my second set of fraternal twins. Like you, I also said there was no way we would have another set of twins and it certainly wasn't what we wanted. On a positive note, you don't comment about feeling particularly miserable with this pregnancy; I did with this pregnancy and had no doubt it was twins before the first ultrasound because I felt SO terrible.

Shanna - posted on 10/16/2010

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Yup, I have a 14 daughter and 10 year old twins, and a 9 year old. I was never aware of the chances of having twins in the future. Two years ago I gave birth to my sons, so I don't know if that is any help to you.

Chantal - posted on 10/16/2010

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I don't have 2 set twins- only 1 set, but if you are then - wow, all the best ;-)

Deborah - posted on 10/15/2010

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I have b/b twins and it terrifies me to even think about another set when we decide to have another baby. I love them dearly and we be happy about another set...but it can be hard! I did hear that once you have twins it ups your chances again...not sure if thats actually true.

Lorri - posted on 10/15/2010

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My Dr. told me I had a 75% chance of having twins again. I have a 5 year old and g/b 20 month olds. I want another one but am scared to have twins again! Let us know what happens!

Katherine - posted on 10/15/2010

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My twin boys weren't a year old when I got pregnant with my youngest. I made that ultrasound tech look from all possible angles to make sure there was only a singleton in there! Your *chances* are higher, but that doesn't necessarily mean you *will* have multiples again. Like Penelope said, "Have faith!"

Nina - posted on 10/15/2010

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My twins are my last ones cause I have heard after having one set your chances rise at having another. They are g/b they are my 5 & 6th children. I had 3 girls and had to try one more time for a boy ya I got him but he had a little partner with him, so as soon as I found out I was having twins I asked them to tie my tubes. They are now 6 years old, and a whole lot of work.

Sandie - posted on 10/15/2010

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I only have one set of twins. But, my coworker tried to have a girl after her set of twin boys and got twin boys again lol

Good luck!

Abbigail - posted on 10/15/2010

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yes i have to sets of twins that are 9 years and 6 years and i also have a 14 year old son it is a strong possibilty look at me and i had a miscarage with triplets good luck

Elaine - posted on 10/15/2010

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i had twins then fell pregnant again with just one, ive never been told that you have a greater chance of falling pregnant with twins again after having twins, like you i got teased alot people sayin i would have twins again but lucky for me that didnt happen!!

Penelope - posted on 10/15/2010

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I have identical twin girls 20 mos and got pregnant about 8 months after they were born. I was 39 at the time so also petrified! I insisted on an early ultrasound and was relieve to find only a singleton. Have faith!

Emma - posted on 10/09/2010

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oh my gosh this scares me! i have a nearly 8 year old son, g/g 3 year old twins and am about 8 weeks pregnant again, oh my gosh i hope its not twins again lol. i love them dearly but gosh it is hard work!

Jenny - posted on 10/09/2010

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yea there are those out there who have more than one set of twins

im one of them i have had three sets lol one b/b one g/b then another b/b i have nine children total and am seven months preg with number 10 and im only 27 years old lol

i have found with the more children we have the easyer time doing most thing but others not so much lol i hope you have a blessed pregnancy

Crystal - posted on 10/08/2010

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Hi there, I have a set of B/G twins that are now 8 and i found out about 7 months ago that i was pregnant... Everyone joked that i would have twins again but i just laughed and said that it was impossible... Well that is not entirely true :) I found out that I am pregnant with G/G twins.... oh my luck ... It took me a while to get used to the idea of having twins again because it is a very challenging experience. But now I am the happiest mom in the world, My other twins turned out great and they learn things from each other that they dont get if they were a singleton baby, but you know that :) Good luck with the pregnancy

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when i got pregnant with my first son (soon to be 3 in Nov), in his ultra sound, it showed what could have been a sac that didn't hold... so he was almost a twin.... we didn't think we could get pregnant on our own, since we had an IUI and have and behold.. while holding a 5 month old son, we saw we were pregnant with twins... they came early and our oldest and our twins are 11 months apart... when they got the twins out.. i had them tie my tubes, because as much as we love our boys... we were not at a point to handle another set of twins and didn't want to risk it. best of luck

Liz - posted on 10/08/2010

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Hi. I have a set of two year old b/g twins and I also have a son who will be three months old on the 12th of this month. Everyone teased me about having twins again my second pregnancy, but it turned out a single. Though with my next pregnancy I have a feeling I'm going to have multiples again.

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