twins

Emma - posted on 09/21/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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any one know the odds of having a second set of non identical twins? i have a 3 year old and twin girls gaed 9 mnths and would like 1 more in few years but so scared of having twins again! lol!

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Emma - posted on 09/22/2010

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thnaks 4 the info! yea im 27 jodie and had twins when i was 26! my dad is a fraternal twin so im assuming he has passed the gene down i just dont know! i have had one singlton pregnancy so i am hoping the next one will be too! would love one more baby but dont think i could cope with twins again!lol!

Jodi - posted on 09/21/2010

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As Jamie said, if you release more than one egg per cycle (called hyper-ovulation), you are at an increased chance of not only hyper-ovulating again, but of course, fertilizing both eggs (or more eggs if you release more than two), resulting in fraternal twins. I couldn't give you a percentage or anything, BUT, women with no history of twins are at an increased risk of having twins after the age of thirty and even higher after 40 and 45 and so on, so it makes sense that a woman with a history of twins is at an even higher risk than that! (I have no idea of your age, so that may or may not effect your decision.) Perhaps ask your doctor if there are any ways to reduce your chances of hyper-ovulating every month?

Jamie - posted on 09/21/2010

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it's possible. my cousin has a set of twins (14 months old) and they told her while she was pregnant that her babies were the same age to the day and everything, so most likely she produces more than 1 egg often, and not to be surprised if she gets pregnant again and it's twins. My great grandmother had 2 sets of twins, and there are other members of my family that have had more than 1 set..

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