Don't Twins Skip A Generation?

by Lacy
(Iowa)

I am a twin and expecting twins. I wish I could count the number of times I have heard "I thought twins skipped a generation." Well, apparently not folks!

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Jun 13, 2012
Twins twins twins
by: Amber

I am a twin having twins. On my dads side of the family he has sisters that are twins. And on my moms i have a set of twin cousins. So now when someone in the family is exspecting we don:t say what is it but how many

Jun 21, 2011
Why people think twins skip a generation
by: Anonymous

This is based on a scenario like this:

Alice has a genetic tendency to hyper-ovulate and has (fraternal) twin sons, Bob and Billy.

Obviously, Neither is capable of expressing the tendency but they may be carrying it. They can't do anything about their wives' genetic tendency and thus have no more chance than the general population of twins at this stage.

Billy has a daughter, Charlotte and passes on to her the genetic tendency to hyper-ovulate that he inherited from Alice.

When Charlotte grows up, she is indeed capable of expressing the tendency to hyper-ovulate and has fraternal twin daughters, Daisy and Dolly.






Jan 20, 2010
twin having twins
by: Anonymous

i am 16 weeks and have heard it as many times as i am days pregnant. i am a twin having twins. i cant wait to have someone ask something different

Dec 29, 2009
Yeah right...
by: Alissa

I'm a twin and my twin miscarried with twins. I found out a couple weeks ago that I'm expecting twins. I have twin aunts, on my mom's side, and one of my twin aunts had twins. This seems to NOT be the case in my family either. I've heard that a million times already and I'm only 7 weeks!!

Nov 25, 2009
3 in a row...
by: Holly

My mom was a twin and had twins (I am not one of them) and now I am having twins, so we are on 3 generations in a row :)

Sep 14, 2009
Im a twin having twins
by: crissy

im a twin to and im expecting twin boys, people ask me that that question to i tell them the same thing "aparently not" lol.

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