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How many OWL's have multiples?

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sorkycake Mon 16-Jun-08 08:57:53

does it run in your families?

is it more likely the more children you have?

I have only irrational fear that mine might be twins, but I'm fearful all the same. LG&T it's all your fault, talking of twins.

Did you suspect you were having twins or was it a complete shock?

MarsLady Mon 16-Jun-08 09:08:34

There's no real suspecting of twins. The dating scan comes round too soon. grin

You do know that anyone can have id twins don't you? It's where the egg splits for no apparent reason!

If it is twins... come see us on the d' y' ever threads. We'll scare comfort you! grin

belgo Mon 16-Jun-08 09:09:22

What does OWL stand for please?

sorkycake Mon 16-Jun-08 09:21:30

Old women living in shoes, as in too many children grin

I shall coming sobbing to you if it is the case Marslady, thank you. So there were no twins in your family then?

Dh's dad is a twin (NI) I'm sure either my grandmother or her mother was a twin, but there haven't been anymore since and my mum was one of 8.

It only passes down the maternal side though doesn't it?

belgo Mon 16-Jun-08 09:22:25

grin thanks. My midwife had 10 children, all singletons.

throckenholt Mon 16-Jun-08 09:23:19

>You do know that anyone can have id twins don't you? It's where the egg splits for no apparent reason!

I can verify that grin

<twins is survivable by the way>

throckenholt Mon 16-Jun-08 09:24:46

fraternal twins go down the maternal line (ie the tendency to double ovulate) - but you can't be sure with ids - they just appear when you least suspect them <evil cackle>

snorris Mon 16-Jun-08 09:33:12

I know someone who had fraternal twins (boy/girl so certain!) Absolutely no twins in her family for hundreds of years. wink

Me on the other hand-twins all over both sides of my family.

sorkycake Mon 16-Jun-08 09:36:46

Do you know, in a sort of weird 'needs medication' way, I think I would like twins. blush

Which is a dead cert it's not hehe!

Thanks for the replies

mrswoolf Wed 25-Jun-08 14:54:02

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Idobelieveinfairies Mon 30-Jun-08 22:01:47

I have twins..2 sets in fact!

I had 4 singletons and then was shocked to discover twins!.....went back 3 years later and on the dating scan i could see twins again! was actually triplets but one didn't make it .

No twins whatsoever in my family!..but there is now...sisters are

twins don't have to be that bad ya know! i look after my 1 year old nephew who was triply times more hard work than any sets of twins i know!....

Idobelieveinfairies Mon 30-Jun-08 22:04:55

oh and to answer the questions....

no, never suspected i was carrying twins, no sickness whatsoever.

I think it is more likely the more children you have i think-but that usually happens because you are older rather than the number of children you have had iyswim? (however not quite in my case- i was 27 with first set and 30 with second set.

Fraternal twins is meant to run in families-but not in my case....however every 'run in family thing' has to start somewhere!

modernart Mon 30-Jun-08 22:15:39

Yes I have twins, DD4 and DD5. I had no idea until nearly half way through my pregnancy as I didn't go for an early scan (this was 12 years ago). The pregnancy itself was not so very different from any of the others until near the end when I was huge, but then they were 7lb 6oz and 7lb 12oz and I'm only little!

Idobelieveinfairies Mon 30-Jun-08 22:17:01

you just beat me modernart...

my first set were 6lb 13 and 7lb 12
2nd set were 7lb 5 1/2 and 7lb 12!!!


PeachyHidingInTheShed Mon 30-Jun-08 22:20:59

no, but Nan had 3 sets of twins in her family of 16

modernart Mon 30-Jun-08 22:23:11

Wow, that's amazing smile

I had just turned 31 when they were born, not a particularly old mother.

Now with a new partner and wondering whether to try for another one.

How do you cope idbif?

Idobelieveinfairies Mon 30-Jun-08 22:27:53

Well i have been verrryy lucky, all good eaters and sleepers, really quite calm children so it all helps.

You will cope with twins again i am sure.....and if it is a singleton..then in theory it should be a doddle for ya!..

I'd say try for another-the more the merrier!

Cadmum Wed 02-Jul-08 08:09:03

I lost a twin pregnancy (at just beyond 16 weeks) so I live in fear of the possibility. DD would have have four brothers rather than two and a sister had I not lost them...

My maternal grandmother was a twin and I worried about fraternal twins but this set was identical.

Sorky You'll be fine if it is 2 (or 3!) smile

gingerinosister Sun 03-Aug-08 02:12:40

i was told after having my twin girls once you hit 30yrs the odds of having twins are 1 in 100. but to make matters worse if you have twins already the chances of having twins again are then 1 in 7.

juuule Sun 03-Aug-08 09:34:41

All nine of mine were singletons.
In fact, I sometimes felt they were some kind of reverse of twins as I had 8 m/c, too. So a live baby per 2 pgs almost.

I would have liked twins.
I had heard they were more likely the more children you had. Not in my case.

I had heard they were more likely the older you got. Not in my case. My last 2 were born when I was 40 and almost 44.

We don't have any history of twins afaik.

I'm now sort of glad that I didn't have twins as I got to experience pg and birth more times than I might have had I had twinswink

psychomum5 Sun 03-Aug-08 09:51:12

I am five, all single births, but DS1 should have been a twin (I lost his twin at 6/7wks).

there are many twins on my side of the family, and I would have loved having twins, but not to be.

I nannied twin boys tho before having mine, and I have to say, (pregnancy bit ignored here as I obviously cannot comment), I found twins far far easier than single babies.....when I had DD1 I was at a acomplete loss as to what to do with 'just' one baby!!

so much so, I went back to the family and to the twins when DD1 was 5wks old, I missed to 'two-someness' of it all.

psychomum5 Sun 03-Aug-08 09:52:32

I am not five, I HAVE five!!!


altho, I would be some type of prodigy I reckon being 5 and a mum of five

<<unless my subconscious is stating that 5 is how old I feel todayhmm>>

zaphod Sun 03-Aug-08 09:56:51

My 5 are all singletons.

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