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Are You Likely To Conceive Twins?

  1. however briefly

    cherry / 249 posts

    Twins run on DH's side of the family but not mine so with normal conception, it wouldn't be likely at all. But that being said, we are currently 4 weeks and 4 days pregnant today through IUI and clomid and are anxiously waiting the first ultrasound to find out if there's just a singleton in there or more.

    Mostly I'm terrified at the thought of having two infants (or worse, two toddlers!) at the same time but there's a small part of me that kinda wants it to happen for some reason. Now I just need to get through this next week and a half without going insane from the anticipation!!

  2. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2688 posts

    My grandfather is a fraternal twin as well. He didn't have twins. None of my cousins have twins (and they've all had children). So, I guess there is a chance that I could have twins. Plus I'm already in my 30's and that's supposed to increase chances too, right?

  3. BKCaribBaby

    pear / 1672 posts

    DH's great aunt and uncle are fraternal twins. I'm older, and apparently Black women have a higher than normal chance of having twins. I was surprised to read that.

  4. PurplePumps

    pomegranate / 3808 posts

    We're probably not likely naturally, but if our fertility treatments results in twins, I'd be thrilled!

  5. spaniellove

    honeydew / 7916 posts

    @cmbknyc: That's probably why I have two eggs at a time - I'm not terribly old (32) but have DOR so am kind of reaching the end of things.

  6. BSB

    hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts

    @PurplePumps: I will be thrilled for twins, too, even if it is medically induced.

  7. birdofafeather

    pineapple / 12053 posts

    Twins run in DH's family (he's a fraternal twin with his sister) and we both have grandparents who were twins. He's hoping for twins one day but I would prefer one at a time!

  8. bookwormmama

    persimmon / 1198 posts

    Apparently my paternal grandfather was a fraternal twin and a paternal aunt had fraternal twins so there is definitely a good chance of us having twins. We both held our breath at our first appointment when they did an ultrasound because it definitely could have been twins. It was a single baby this time. We would be happy with twins (obviously) but the thought is scary, especially when you only plan for one baby!

  9. AmeliaBedilia

    nectarine / 2192 posts

    We hope we don't have twins. My brothers are identical twins, but that should not increase my chances. I am almost 34 and 5'10 (I've read that being older, tall or heavy increases your chances.)

  10. MaisyMay

    GOLD / cantaloupe / 6703 posts

    DH has a twin sister. I have a twin sister. Yeah, the first question we asked was at our ultrasound was "how many?"

  11. twoofeverything

    kiwi / 643 posts

    Ours are IVF babies...nothing runs in the family! I can't imagine having another set of twins...OMG...love my babies more than life itself, but once was plenty!

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