I am wondering how good my chances of having twins are. My mom is an identical twin and she has identical twin uncles. My dad is a fraternal twin and has another set of fraternal twin brother and sisters. My husband has twins on his side of the family as well.
Identical twins are not commonly familial. The overall incidence is about 4 per 1,000 pregnancies.
Fraternal twins are more common in certain ethnic populations, such as African-Americans. Certain factors may increase the risk of having twins, such as fertility treatments and a maternal history of twins. A paternal history is not likely to contribute. Hope this information is helpful.
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