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What Are The Chances Of Having Consecutive Sets Of Twins
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are my chances of having a set of fraternal twins,i am Caucasian, i already have 3 year old b/g twins, my bmi is over 30 i am 5'7" and am 28 y.o.
Increased: Tendency to release more than one egg in single cycle (hyperovulation) is genetic trait that can be passed from mother to child.Hyperovulation also happens for other reasons that have nothing to do with genetics. Women in early 30s are significantly more likely than women under 20 to release more than one egg at a time. I am one of two sets of fraternal twins in family of 5 chiildren. ...Read more
My husband and I are married for 4 years I have two set of twins but my husband don't have any we just can't have any kids what to do?
Have him see his Dr: Start with a physical exam, basic lab tests and a complete semen analysis. If he checks out reproductively, then you will need to see your Gyn or be referred to a Fertility Medicine specialist for exam, blood tests and likely a hystero-salpingogram (HSG) to see if your system has changed. Good luck. ...Read more
Same way every time: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but that is bogus.If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest embryos & have them implanted, but that is tedious & expensive.You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made.(the sperm determines the sex)you have the same chance for boy or girl any pregnancy. ...Read more
My Husband has multiple sets of fraternal twins on his side and I have identical twins on my side, is the twin gene carried on the male side or woman?
Female Side: Genetic increase for twins is due to female tending to ovulate more than one egg at a time, so trait is for fraternal twins (not identical) and carried by mother. ...Read more
Grandmother was a twin and had two sets of twins and father is a twin. (All Fraternal). had very early positive test and cramping. Odds of twins?
Twins: even though you are more likely than the average women to have twins due to family history, the fact is that most twins occur spontaneously without a family history. Only way to know for sure is to test around 6 weeks into the pregnancy with an ultrasound. Would call your doctor tomorrow and ask for a serum (blood) pregnancy test to confirm and start some prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Twin A is IUGR at 3%tile. They set my csection for tmrw at 36w. Should I expect nicu time for her or any specific health prob due to her size (4.12)?
It all depends: If things go well, and breathing, feeding, and temperature maintenance are all stable, your little one may do well and discharge without NICU time. A 36 week IUGR twin doesn't necessarily require special measures. Bottom line: Please place your trust in the neonatologists and nursing staff! They want what's best for your babies and if something isn't quite right, will err on the side of caution. ...Read more