Question by  Elizabeth (92)

What are my chances of having twins if there are no twins in the family?

I would love to have twins.


Answer by  Kriket (1029)

You have about a 3% chance of having twins. If you are taking fertility treatment your chances are increased. Twins can be a blessing and a curse. No one tells you that the super newborn phase from 0-6 months will make you want to die, and that's with a singleton!


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

The general population odds for multiples are 3%. Chances of fraternal twins increase with age, starting at about age 30 (17% of mums over 45 have twins). Chances of twins are higher if you use fertility drugs like Clomid, are tall and large-framed, if you have already had other children.


Answer by  Nicole56 (23)

Having twins depends on chance and genetics. Identical twins split and are made from one egg whereas fraternal twins come from two eggs. Most women only release one egg during ovulation. If you are only releasing one egg at a time and there is no history of identical twins in your family, your chances are low.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Chances of having twins or multiples are higher when you get pregnant by in vitro fertilization. You could also have twins in they run in the father of your baby's family.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

It's not very common, in general it's only about a 2% chance. However, if you are taking any fertility medications or having other fertility assistance, your chances are definitely increased.

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