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A 39-year-old member asked:

is it possible for twins to have different fathers?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Possible, not likely: It is conceivable that a woman with multiple sexual partners could get pregnant with dichorionic (non-identical) twins from different fathers. This is very rare, but possible and has been described.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
The issue sometimes comes up some when fraternal twins have a different overall "look".People don't understand that they can be as different as siblings born years.
Oct 4, 2016

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A member asked:

How do I care for twins?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Love and guidance: Twins present unique opportunities and challenges. Encouraging others to see your twins as two separate children instead of 'the twins' is important for their development. Many parents of twins will use the same schedule for each (eat at same time, sleep at same time etc) to help smooth the logistics of family life. Allowing each to develop on own schedule and enjoy own interests is important.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can twins kick one another in utero?

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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: They can kick one another but they don't generally cause any damage.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if twins are dichorionic?

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Dr. Heidi Harms
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Two placentas: Dichorionic twins result either from fertilization of two separate eggs ("fraternal" twins) or from the early division of a fertilized egg into two separate embryos ("identical" twins).
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of having consecutive sets of twins?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
1-2 %: There is a small genetic predeliction to twins, but mostly it is luck. The genetic trait is for an increased number of identical twins. Non-identical twins seem to be of similar rate in all people. The highest number of identical twins are in certain ethnic groups, specifically some african groups.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

I hoping to deliver my twins vaginally. What are my chances of being able to do so?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Fair: It will really depend on how the first baby is facing when you go into labor. The first baby needs to be head down in order for you to try for a vaginal delivery.

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