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#1 sparkle-tiffany

Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:29 PM

My grandpa's brother is a twin on my mothers side - not sure if this influences anything.

Anyway, I have just experienced horrible O pain from both sides, something I have never experienced before. Does this mean I have ovulated from both sides?

I have no idea on twins or the conception of multiples, so thought I would come stright to the source.

Thanks ladies!!!

#2 MiSS_E

Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:38 PM

I ovulate twice sometimes, occasionally at the same time, and sometimes a couple days apart. Can be from both sides or 2 eggs on the one side (this really hurts). There is a very strong maternal twin history in my family. I'm a twin, so is my mother, and so was my grandmother (mum's mum). Despite this I have 3 singleton children. Releasing 2 eggs doesn't guarantee twins, because first both have to conceive then both have to implant. Also releasing 2 eggs doesn't guarantee any twins that result must be fraternal because there is still the chance 1 didn't conceive, and the 1 that did, split making identical twins. All very fascinating. original.gif

Edited by MiSS_E, 11 November 2010 - 04:39 PM.

#3 Bellazeus

Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:51 PM

Your grandfathers brother on your mothers side has nothing to do with the price of fish in china original.gif

I did and look what I got.. I nearly always had pains on both sides.. never paid any attention to it.. now im pretty sure i will never be brave enough to try again lol

#4 MiSS_E

Posted 11 November 2010 - 11:51 PM

QUOTE (Bellazeus @ 11/11/2010, 02:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Your grandfathers brother on your mothers side has nothing to do with the price of fish in china original.gif

The grandfather may have passed the hyper ovulating gene onto his daughter (her mother) who then passed it to her. Men can pass on the hyper ovulating gene but obviously can not produce twins themselves, their wife must ovulate twice. Eg. my daughter could have twins, my sons could not (well they 'could' but for this theory they don't lol - they can't because of them is what i mean)...but if my sons have daughters, they could pass the gene through and my granddaughters may well have twins.

#5 sparkle-tiffany

Posted 12 November 2010 - 01:30 PM

This twin stuff is so confusing! huh.gif

So what you are saying is even if my great gandmother produced twins, it doesnt mean that I have the gene? The gene would only be passed from my great uncle (twin) to his daughter.

Thanks for your advice ladies, I have never really given much thought to how twins came about until I felt those O pains in both sides and it got me thinking!


#6 MeHimandOur3Girls

Posted 12 November 2010 - 01:40 PM

It did for me! I felt pain first on the left side, then a day or so later on the right....at the time it was very confusing as I hadnt noticed before but due to TTC I was sensitive to every niggle and pain for the month.

#7 Elemenopee

Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:53 PM

Sparkle Tiffany, yep, the twin stuff is confusing.

From my understanding, if you, as a female, have fraternal twin genes in your family, you have a increased chance of having twins.
If your partner has the twin gene from his side of the family, he can not influence you to ovulate 2 eggs, so twins on your husbands side will not increase your chances.
He could, though, pass the gene on to his daughter, and she could have twins. Which is why people sometimes say genes skip a generation.

So in your situation, whilst the price of fish is in no way influenced, you have possibly inherited the twin gene - assuming they were fraternal twins. Identical twins are pot luck.

Good luck!

#8 melaine

Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE (fertile woman @ 11/11/2010, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My understanding is that it's from the same side.  One ovary is active on any given month.

My understanding was you COULD ovulate from both sides in the same month...

I was told my the obstetric ultrasound person (what is therir proper title?) that it was likely my twins were a result of ovulating from both sides since a courpus luteum cyst could be seen on both sides.

#9 squishyraspberry

Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:00 PM

no twins in my family and I have conceived 3 sets in a row naturally....

#10 Becs

Posted 13 November 2010 - 02:25 PM

My frat twins were both from the left ovary. On an early ultrasound ultrasound the sonographer pointed it out.  Guess everyone's different..

#11 sparkle-tiffany

Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:05 PM

Just to update: I got my BFP yesterday at 16dpo. Yet to determine if it is twins, I certainly will have my hands full if it is, with a 9 month old son at the moment ohmy.gif

Thanks for your replies ladies! Cheers!!!

#12 melaine

Posted 25 November 2010 - 08:16 PM

QUOTE (sparkle-tiffany @ 24/11/2010, 08:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just to update: I got my BFP yesterday at 16dpo. Yet to determine if it is twins, I certainly will have my hands full if it is, with a 9 month old son at the moment ohmy.gif

Thanks for your replies ladies! Cheers!!!


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