Who might have multiples?

Posted on March 11, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

While nothing is certain, there are several situations where a woman might conceive multiples spontaneously.

~if Mom is over 30, and the chances are even higher if Mom is over 35 years old.

~if Mom has already had other children.

~if Mom has already had multiples.

~the closer they are to you in your family tree, the better the chance that you might conceive multiples.

~if Mom already has a set of multiples, the chances of having them again is upped by about another 50%.

~dizygotic (fraternal) twins run through the woman’s side of the family.  There is always enough sperm and what happens is that Mom has released at least two eggs in her cycle for fertilization.  We do not yet know why monozygotic (identicals) occur.  Even though Mom has released two eggs for dizygotics, one, or both of those embryos could split to become monozygotic within the dizygotic set for triplets or more.  Confused?  No wonder!

And, of course, if one is using infertility assistance, there is a chance of having at least twins.

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Twins = Two

Posted on October 2, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Whenever I hear someone describing a set of twins and they refer to them as “two twins,” I have to smile.  Twins IS two, so why say, “the two twins?”   Sort of like describing a red barn and calling it “the red red barn.”  Exacting how red can the barn be?  This is a very common mistake and the only place “two twins” would work is if one is describing two twins, one of two different sets.  Such a discussion wouldn’t come up very often in every day life.  It makes me wonder too, although I have yet to hear it, if triplets are referred to as “the three triplets?”  Probably not.  So folks, here we have it:  Twins = Two, so the “two” in front of twins is usually redundant.    Best best wishes!   LOL

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