Second set of twins?

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Registered: 07-31-2000
Second set of twins?
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 2:15am

I'm curious whether anyone out there is having a second set of twins without fertility treatments. My husband and I have 5 kids, the last two were twins. We are trying to have another baby. I was so excited to find out I was pregnant last month only to have it end in miscarriage. It's very sad. I was looking forward to my appointment. I wanted to know if they would give me an early ultrasound just because I had had one set of twins already. Does lightning ever strike twice? Anyway, It wasn't meant to be....but I am still curious if there are double twin famnilies out there.


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Registered: 07-17-2008
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 3:44am
Hi and welcome. We actually have had quite a few moms of multiples with more than one set. If your first set is idntical, there really isn't much of an increased risk since that isn't genetic. If your twins are fraternal and you have the gene for hyperovulation i've read the risk is 1:12 that you will get a second set. GL and I hope you get a sticky bean soon. :-)

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Tue, 06-15-2010 - 10:50pm




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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 3:24pm
I have 2 sets of twins! They were conceive naturally!!
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Sun, 06-20-2010 - 7:18pm

I have two sets of spontaneous fraternal twins.