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Is it true that giving birth to twins is hereditary?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Yes

It can be hereditary, mainly maternally.
However, twins days days result from fertility treatment.

In brief: Yes

It can be hereditary, mainly maternally.
However, twins days days result from fertility treatment.
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Yes

There is a gene that increases the chance of fraternal twins.
This is not the most common reason for twins, though, so for most women twins is a random event, occurring about 1:100 pregnancies. Fertility treatment, of course, can increase this risk. Identical twins are not related to any gene.

In brief: Yes

There is a gene that increases the chance of fraternal twins.
This is not the most common reason for twins, though, so for most women twins is a random event, occurring about 1:100 pregnancies. Fertility treatment, of course, can increase this risk. Identical twins are not related to any gene.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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