Is Fraternal Twins More Common than Identical?

Is Fraternal Twins More Common than Identical?

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There is a great different between fraternal twins and identical twins. When fraternal twins are conceived, this means that two eggs are released and fertilized at the same time. Twins who are fraternal may look alike or they may be completely different. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, with identical twins, one egg actually splits in two after it is fertilized. This means that the babies will share a genotype and will have a much greater chance of looking identical than with fraternal twins. Identical twins is completely natural, and quite rare at that. You cannot seek out tips on how to have twins when it comes to identical sets.

There are many things that can increase a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant with fraternal twins. For example, some women are at a great chance because of their age and others may have twins that run in the family. These are both items that can make having twins more likely. However, there is nothing that can increase the chances of having identical twins. Even women with no history of twins in their family can have identical twins.

The number of fraternal twins continues to rise year after year. The reason for this is because of the increased age of women who are becoming pregnant. Many are also turning to fertility treatments, which can also increase the chances of becoming pregnant with twins. This increase makes it more common for fraternal twins to be born instead of identical twins.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).