A 39-year-old female asked:
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My grandfather (mother)wasn't a twin but he had 4 sibling whom were twins and one if them had twins. What are the chances of me having twins? Thanks!

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Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe higher: you really need to do a formal family tree with a geneticist to get a better idea, but it seems that you would be at a higher risk than others for twinning.
Answered on Aug 28, 2014

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Depends: Are there any twins in the ancestors of the other parent responsible for the make-up of the possible baby?
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Random: While twinning can run in the family, it is usually a random event and there is nothing you can so specifically to "get twins". Good luck!
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Yes: There is a genetic link but the risk is still very low.

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