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will it be twins again?

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jadelked2015 Mon 29-Jun-15 13:46:06

so i have a singleton 7 almost 8 year old son, i also have almost 3 year old fraternal non idential twin boys, i have decided id like to feel that belly just one more time before the tubes get tied, only thing is im basically terrified of having more twins, my pregnancy was fine one of my boys was in icu for a while due to bowel problems, the same twin now has asd (autism spectrum disorder) its high functioning autism as well as other learning difficulties, the twins come from my dads side there are alot of sets so i wasnt too surprised but this time round id love to have one more, wondering what my chances are of having just the 1 (ha) im still on the impant atm but will be getting it removed this week, this is how i think i had my twins geting pregnant too quick after having it removed, anyone else in a similar boat with any advice, im 26 and married to the father of all 3 children hes only just came around to the idea of popping one more out

neversleepagain Mon 29-Jun-15 16:12:09

Apparently one in 4 if you have had a previous set of fraternal twins. This is why we have decided to stop with our 2. I ovulate on both sides most months and suspected twins from day I got my bfp.

Good luck!

SunnyBaudelaire Mon 29-Jun-15 16:18:42

I have heard the odds are seriously shortened if you already have one set of fraternal twins....

jadelked2015 Mon 29-Jun-15 17:58:56

ive heard both sides 1 in 4, to 1 in 12 to not any more possible than if i diddnt have twins, im so confused i suppose you get given what your given, i love my twinnes but it really would be a struggle with 2 more,

Randomcafe Mon 29-Jun-15 21:21:43

A programme I listened to on radio 4 a couple of years ago said its 1 in 28 if you have one set of non-ids already and are of average childbearing age (not sure what that was though). Chances increase with age as apparently more likely to ovulate on both sides. BBC so must be right yeah???

jadelked2015 Thu 02-Jul-15 18:11:17

hope so lol, really would love a 4th and i enjoy my twins everyday but 1 set if definatley enough, we are going to start trying in the next few weeks so im pretty sure it wont be too long before we have a surprise haha thankyou all xxx

mandy214 Mon 06-Jul-15 09:49:09

Although the chances are higher if you already have non iD twins, if its your 2nd / 3rd / 4th pregnancy etc, if you're older, the chances are still quite remote. I heard it was 1 in 8, but thats still about 87% that it won't be twins.

I'm a non identical twin, I had non ID twins and my twin sister has had non-ID twins. So you can say the twin thing is definitely going on in our family!

But when I got pregnant after the twins, it was only a singleton.

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