Second Twin Pregnancy?

by Hillary

I'm 7 days past ovulation and woke up this morning with HUGE cramping and no blood. I remembered waking up in the middle of the night with the same severe cramping with my fraternal twins pregnancy, although I didn't know at the time I was even pregnant. They are now 7 years old and I haven't had any pregnancies in between. I was wondering how likely it would be for me to have a second set and also if any of you other mothers of twins had noticed this severe cramping early on?

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Oct 29, 2010
I definitely think so
by: Anonymous

We are currently 10 weeks along with our second set of fraternal twins. In both of the twin pregnancies I have had early heavy bleeding and not so much cramping but more like feeling "bruised". It took about 2 months for the bleeding to stop with the first twins (it began at about 5 weeks), and we are still spotting with these two as I type (began at about 7 weeks). The ultrasounds have all shown heartbeats so the doc doesn't seem to be too concerned as the risk of miscarriage then diminishes significantly...still doesn't help my worries though! Good luck to you, hope all turns out well :-)

Mar 02, 2010
by: Alexis

Well, another set of twins is likely. Take it from me... I have two sets of twins that are 18 months apart. My "big" twins are fraternal boy/girl - turned 3 on January 29th, and my "little" twins are identical girls (monoamniotic) - 18 months old. Anything is possible. Just consider yourself blessed if it is another set.

Oct 12, 2009
it's in the genes
by: jessica

nothing you can do about it really!! if your frist set of twins were fertunal than it's VERY VERY likly that the next ones are as well!!! dont get streesed over it!!! your blessed with another set (if you are pregnant)!!

Oct 10, 2009
Very possible
by: Anonymous

Fraternal twins are in the genes, hun :) It's common to have more than one set of twins in a single family. In fact, there is a set of fraternal twin girls in my daughters kindergarten classroom and they have 11 year old fraternal twin sisters!

Oct 09, 2009
by: beth laf

if your first twins are fraternal its pretty darn likely to have it happen again

(its your genetics)
~~~Below from wikipedia~~~~
Dizygotic twin pregnancies are slightly more likely when the following factors are present in the woman:

She is of West African descent (especially Yoruba)
She is between the age of 30 and 40 years
She is greater than average height and weight
She has had several previous pregnancies.
She has a family history of dizygotic twinning, especially a mother who is a twin

so yeah you stand a pretty good chance

Oct 09, 2009
by: Kristina

I was pretty crampy early on but also stayed crampy through most of my first trimester.
Good luck, I know its hard with one set of twins, not sure what I would do with two sets :)

Oct 09, 2009
by: Anonymous

I am pregnant with twins and had massive cramps early on and throughout the pregnancy.
It is possible you could be pregnant with twins again.

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