I have a question. I am 37 years old and 5 weeks pregnant. My questions is what are my chances of havng twins? My Aunt (my moms younger sister) has a set of twins and my husbands younger sister has twins.
Thank you for your question. Having monozygotic (identical) twins is not typically something that runs in families. However, having dizygotic (fraternal) twins does run in families and happens more frequently after the second pregnancy. If your Aunt’s twins are dizygotic, then your chance of having twins may be increased compared to someone without any family history of dizygotic twins. A history of twins on your husband’s side of the family should not increase your chances of having twins.
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