By Anonymous - 08/11/2012 06:13 - United States - Houston
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Twins are hereditary...but one twin absorbing the other is fairly common, and it can happen really early, so the mother would never know she was carrying two fetuses. However, OP, just because it happened to your mom does NOT mean it will happen to you, so be prepared for a lot of "twos"!! Congrats!
#98, they are but that doesn't mean it's impossible. For example, where did the first set of twins come from? Their mother. But they were the first, they don't have any other twins born before them in their family, or born ever. So from now on, those born biologically similar to the OP are more likely to have identical twins than those who aren't, so long as those who aren't also don't have any twins in their families.
I read something interesting about twins recently. Fraternal twins are hereditary, but identical are not. Every fertilized egg has the same chance of dividing whether or not twins run in the family. The hereditary part pertains to more than one egg being released at ovulation. The reason the egg splits is unknown. It also only matters if twins run on the expectant moms side of the family. The fathers side doesn't make a difference. Both of my husbands aunts had fraternal twins. So if we have a daughter she is likely to have twins. But it won't make my chances of having twins any greater.
"The Dark Half" directed by George A Romero (the guy who invented zombies!) and released in 1993, and based on the 1989 best seller by Stephen King. I've never seen the movie so I don't know how true is to the book, but the book is about a guy who absorbed his twin in the womb. When he was a kid they thought he had a brain tumor, but when the surgeon opened him up they found a human eyeball in his brain! Then when he grew up he became a writer and his evil twin came back to life for vengeance!
Actually there is (spoiler for ju on black ghost white ghost) the grudge black ghost white ghost fuuka (srry for any mispellings) absorbed her twin sister in the womb and later the absorbed twin tries to take over. a woman tries to help and take out the spirit of the evil twin but accidentally takes out fuuka's spirit instead.
At least your kids will always have someone to play with! Unless of course one of your children absorbs the other.
That's a little disturbing that she has deemed on of your babies a "problem". Congratulations on the twins though.
I don't care if you want them or not. It's a baby, it's not going to go away. If OP is going to resent either oxygen she has no business being a mother. Not wanting to have a baby is one thing. Not wanting a baby you have is another. You either love them both unconditionally or you don't deserve either of them.
Absorbing the twin could result in a chimera. (Fascinating topic, look it up, from a genetics standpoint!)
I've heard a theory: people who are ambidextrous are more likely to have absorbed their twin. It supposedly has something to do with the person absorbing the dominant hand of the twin, while keeping their own. Just something to think about, unless I'm an idiot and I have no idea what I'm talking about.
She thinks having twins is a problem? I've heard that having things such as having a third nipple, are from twins absorbing one another.