8 doctors weighed in:

Do twins have to run in the family for me and my mate ti have a twin birth?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 1/70

The chance of having twins is about 1/70.
Infertility treatments increase the risk. Taking care of twins can be wonderful and fun but remember these are very high risk pregnancies with more potential for harm compared to being pregnant with one.

In brief: 1/70

The chance of having twins is about 1/70.
Infertility treatments increase the risk. Taking care of twins can be wonderful and fun but remember these are very high risk pregnancies with more potential for harm compared to being pregnant with one.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Ed Friedlander
I was told in medical school that having identical twins does not run in families, and that a slightly increased tendency to having fraternal twins can come only from the mother's side. Can anyone confirm / refute this?
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors