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#1 OrchidFlower

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:19 PM

George Clooney and wife Amal are having twins. So is Beyonce. I seem to be reading a lot of celebrity twin announcements. Is this a 'thing' now?

#2 seayork2002

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:22 PM

Madonna?

#3 Lifesnasty

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:28 PM

I don't think 'now' really captures it.

Mariah Carey
Julia Roberts

are two more that spring to mind over the past 10? years+

It's in line with increasing availability of IVF.

#4 deedee15

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:30 PM

I would say that it is to do with assisted reproduction, except in Madonna's case where she has chosen to adopt.
Due to age, schedules, medical reasons, they need to utilise IVF, and they are not as strict as strictly regulated over there, as it is here, so there is an increased chance of multiples.

#5 OrchidFlower

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:31 PM

True. Jennifer Lopez also has twins.

#6 hills mum bec

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:32 PM

Aren't twins more common with older birth mothers?  I would assume that has something to do with it.  Celebrity puts having babies on hold for career then has higher chance of multiples.

#7 Crazy4

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:39 PM

Bragelina. Mariah Carey.  I don't necessary think these instances of twins are higher than the general population except for the fact they are boy/girl which makes it seems like they are using IVF and gender selection.

Having said that my boy/girl twins were naturally conceived and I get upset when people assume I had IVF just so I could have one of each.

#8 Lifesnasty

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hasn't a celeb recently had triplets as well?

It feels like the incidence of multiples is higher among celebs than the general populace, but I'm only basing that on a vague feeling from miscellaneous headlines I've seen.

#9 Pilar Palabundar

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:56 PM

Celine Dion.

Ricky Martin

Neil Parick Harris.

#10 Paddlepop

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:58 PM

View PostLifesnasty, on 10 February 2017 - 12:46 PM, said:

Hasn't a celeb recently had triplets as well?

Pharrell Williams

#11 LuckyMummy ♥♥

Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:45 PM

I get the impression American doctors are much more willing to implant two or more embryos when doing ivf.

And all these celebs seem to get pregnant in their 40s....



#12 DebbieDoesSanta

Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:57 PM

Sarah Jessica Parker

#13 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:58 PM

Chris hemsworth too.

#14 opethmum

Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:03 PM

Federer has two sets of twins one girl set and one boy set.

#15 ljbellus

Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:11 PM

Princess Mary as well

#16 Silverstreak

Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:45 PM

Now I want twins.

I must be crazy lol! 😀😝

#17 Froyo

Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:47 PM

View PostLuckyMummy ♥♥, on 10 February 2017 - 01:45 PM, said:

I get the impression American doctors are much more willing to implant two or more embryos when doing ivf.

And all these celebs seem to get pregnant in their 40s....
It's not a matter of willingness it's a matter of law. In Australia it's illegal to transfer more than two embryos.

#18 Lifesnasty

Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:10 PM

Correct, the laws are far more lax in the US.

Also, it is a 'transfer' of embryos, whether they 'implant' is beyond the doctors' control. Just sayin.

#19 Pilar Palabundar

Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:10 PM

View PostLuckyMummy ♥♥, on 10 February 2017 - 01:45 PM, said:

And all these celebs seem to get pregnant in their 40s....

Yeah, your point is...

#20 Pilar Palabundar

Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:14 PM

View PostLifesnasty, on 10 February 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:

Correct, the laws are far more lax in the US.

Octomum anyone :wacko: :omg2:

#21 ~ river song ~

Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:35 PM

They are often boy/girl twins too so I'm thinking IVF.
Also PGD is legal over there too

#22 Bam1

Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:48 PM

View PostPilar Palabundar, on 10 February 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:

Yeah, your point is...

Older women have a higher chance of twins not just from IVF becoming more likely for some of them but for other fertile older women their body thinks its "last chance saloon" and starts to release double eggs.

I don't think it's the celebrity so much but more their socio-economic circumstances, they know they have options so they can leave having children until it suits them.  And if they do require IVF having double eggs implanted may be a risk they are happy to take as they know they have the money to raise 2 children if both implant.


View Post~ river song ~, on 10 February 2017 - 03:35 PM, said:

They are often boy/girl twins too so I'm thinking IVF.
Also PGD is legal over there too

Why if its boy/girl then they are definitely fraternal which means there could be a genetic component as only fraternal twins run in families, it also means they could be due to the double eggs of fertile older women.  Of course IVF can't be ruled out but its not the only reason

#23 LuckyMummy ♥♥

Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:50 PM

View PostFroyo, on 10 February 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:


It's not a matter of willingness it's a matter of law. In Australia it's illegal to transfer more than two embryos.

True. But my ivf dr didn't want to transfer more than one anyway, even if given the option of two.

#24 Froyo

Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:55 PM

Yes, the guidelines only recommend double transfers under specific circumstances.

#25 ~ river song ~

Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:09 PM

View PostBam1, on 10 February 2017 - 03:48 PM, said:



Older women have a higher chance of twins not just from IVF becoming more likely for some of them but for other fertile older women their body thinks its "last chance saloon" and starts to release double eggs.

I don't think it's the celebrity so much but more their socio-economic circumstances, they know they have options so they can leave having children until it suits them.  And if they do require IVF having double eggs implanted may be a risk they are happy to take as they know they have the money to raise 2 children if both implant.




Why if its boy/girl then they are definitely fraternal which means there could be a genetic component as only fraternal twins run in families, it also means they could be due to the double eggs of fertile older women.  Of course IVF can't be ruled out but its not the only reason

I'm still betting ivf in the case of these celebs




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