Monthly Archives: July 2011

Fraternal Twins Study: Autism risk turns to womb

Most of the risk of autism has been blamed by experts on inherited genes. Now one of the largest studies of twins and autism shifts the focus to the womb, suggesting that the mother’s age and health may play a … Continue reading

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8 things that can be very Helpfull when you’re having Twins!

Getting twins will definitely put your life upside down. I experienced the first year with my twins as being very stressfull and exhausting compared to the first year with my son who was born after we got twins. So what … Continue reading

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Twin doubles: Couple’s joy over million-to-one daughters

Monozygotic twinning occurs in birthing at a rate of about three in every 1000 deliveries worldwide. Though scientists believe that monozygotic twinning is inheritabe, here’s a lucky family who hit the jackpot twice! http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/health/health/3687614/Couple-beat-odds-of-a-million-to-one-by-having-TWO-sets-of-identical-twin-girl.html Identical or monozygotic (MZ) twins occur when a single egg is … Continue reading

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Declaration of Rights and Statement of Needs of Twins and Higher Order Multiples

  The mission of the International Council of Multiple Birth Organizations (ICOMBO) of the International Society for Twin Studies is to promote awareness of the unique needs of multiple-birth infants, children, and adults. The ICOMBO has developed the Declaration of … Continue reading

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Quadruplets! Getting 2 sets of Identical Twins during one Pregnancy

Parents choosing for fertility treatment such as IVF do not *ask* for multiples. There is an increased chance of getting twins or higher multiples after fertility treatment, but the main concern of the parents usually is to get one healthy baby. … Continue reading

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Lucky or not? Giving birth to Sextuplets!

OMG! Will this mother still have time to worry about the weight gain during her pregnancy? I don’t think she will have much time to worry about anything for the next decade… Taking care of six babies, that’s like having 3 … Continue reading

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The Joys of being Two of a kind!

More attention for Twins worldwide! Two hundred pairs of twins, many dressed identically, gathered in London yesterday to mark the first World Twins Day Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-57854/Seeing-double-twins-gathering.html#ixzz1R1vWsvYD This Special Day might be the result of the increased number of multiple births … Continue reading

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