Can you have twins even if it not in the family?
You may have heard that twins “run in families.” This is partially true.
Your chances of having fraternal twins may be higher if you’re a fraternal twin yourself or if fraternal twins run on your mom’s side of the family..
Which parent carries the gene for twins?
This is why fraternal twins run in families. However, only women ovulate. So, the mother’s genes control this and the fathers don’t. This is why having a background of twins in the family matters only if it is on the mother’s side.
How can I increase my chances of conceiving twins?
Women over the age of 30 are more likely to release more than one egg when they are ovulating. By releasing more than one egg, a woman increases her chances that sperm will fertilize more than one resulting in twin conception. Chances are increased if a woman is over the age of 35 and has already had one baby.
Do twins skip a generation?
The notion that twins always skip a generation is also a myth. The illusion may have arisen because men who inherit the gene from their mothers are unaffected by it ( they do not ovulate), but can still pass it on to their daughters, who, in turn, will have an increased likelihood of conceiving twins.
What are my chances of having twins if my grandmother had twins?
So if you, your mother or your maternal grandmother are or were fraternal (non-identical) twins then your chances of having twins may increase to as many as 1 in 7.
How soon can twins be detected?
“You can guess as much as you want, but until you have the ultrasound examination, it’s all just speculation,” says Dr. Grunebaum. Luckily, most mamas don’t have to wait long to know for sure. “Today, twins can usually be diagnosed as early as six to seven weeks of the pregnancy,” he adds.