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# What is the Probability Of Having Twins, Triplets, Quadruplets, Quintuplets, Sextuplets?

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July 16, 2019 / By Azura
Question: What's the probablitly of having twins, or Triplets, or Quadruplets, or Quintuplets, or Sextuplets???

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Abishag | 3 days ago
Very good summary: http://www.babiesonline.com/articles/pregnancy/probabilityoftwins.asp So, AGE, HEREDITY. Also note that ethnicity plays a factor. women of African decent have a higher incident of twinning than do women of Aryan or Asian descent. (Hispanic is just a combo of Aryan and Asian). See this interesting article http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2093233 There are also three types of triplets: three placentas two and one. A single placental would mean one egg divided into three babies. They will likely all be deformed, genetically defetive, conjoined or die. This is highly unlikely! Two placentas: two eggs drop, one divides into twins. So you effectively have one fraternal twin and two idential twins. Rare as well, but can produe three healthy babies. If someone is a triplette and born before 1980, they are undoubtedly a natural birth. In which case twinning likely runs in the woman's family. Three placentas: in many cases a result of hormone treatment. Live births larger than tripletts are EXTREMEMLY rare in the natural world. They are ften viewed very negatively. After all they are more likely to kill the mother and/or produce inviable offspring with many health issues. They are very unnatural. Although it has happened in several historial cases, the families are often treated with more contempt than anything else. Why? Because a single mother cannot care for and nurse more than three babies at a time. She will invariable be a lousy mom to them all. The likelihood that one or all will die or she will kill them from exhaustion is too high. Multiples of that high a degree would ostensiably require an inordinate amount of attention from all the other mothers in the "villiage" and prevent them from caring for their own genetic offspring. Trust me.. in nature "God" does not often give women litters. I woud say that if someone had more than one set of twins it is a clear sign of a healthy genetic propensity to have multiple simultaneous ovulations, to carry those babies to term and to effectively care for those children. If someone steps up with quads or more, they are likely a result of human engineering, and therefore a sign of BAD genetics being propagated through science. Also, all multiples negatively affet the parent's ability to provide initial life care and to allocate resouces to the child. One always takes away form the other even after such time as they're able to independently provide attention and protection for one another. Here's another intersting article o the subject: http://www.tinbergen.nl/cost/london/caceres.pdf Overall the probablility of twins is about 3%.. I think tripletts may be lessthan 1% anythign above that is insignifiant unless you're taking meds.
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Teagan Alexandra and Tatum Christine are absolutely gorgeous. :) Alexis Faith -- It seems a bit to "Jon and Kate" to me. Their daughter's name is also Alexis Faith, and she's also a multiple. So it just seems really cliche and not too creative to me... Maybe Alexa Faith? I did like Alexis Fe, which someone else suggested. Alexis Faith gets 5 / 10, but Alexis with a different middle would get 8 / 10. Maybe a different virtue like Alexis Charity, Alexis Felicity, Alexis Mercy, Alexis Serenity, Alexis Temperance, Alexis Verity...? Or you could always switch it up and trade Alexis's middle name with one of her potential sisters (like Alexis Joy and Delaney Faith, for example). Brenna Grace -- I love this one. Brenna is absolutely gorgeous. It's on my list also. I actually met a little girl named Brenna when I helped at a Jr. Girls' camp, and I thought she was amazing. 9 / 10. Cassie Hope -- I would prefer Cassie to be short for Cassandra, but I do like Cassie. I prefer Cassandra "Cassie" over Camilla, Corrie, and Cailey. My second favorite would be Corrie. Cassie Hope gets 7 / 10, but Cassandra Hope would get 9 / 10. Delaney Joy -- I adore Delaney. It's the last name of one of my best friends, and I would love to use it (I just hope it STOPS making its way to popularity!). Delaney is most likely my favorite on your list. 10 / 10. Delaney Faith WOULD be wonderful, though. I love the similar "ay" sounds in Delaney and Faith. Together, they just seem really melodic and stunning. Aiden Matthew -- Aiden IS the number one most popular name at the moment... On the SSA, it says that Jacob is still number one, but that's only because they count every alternate spelling as a different name. So they have Aiden, Aidan, Ayden, Aaden, and all of those all in the top 100, but if you combined them and took account for the fact that they're all the same name anyway, Aiden would undoubtedly be number one (as said by a different baby names site that takes account for alternate spellings. I trust their most popular names list much more). Sure, Aiden's an attractive name, but it's becoming a male Emily... I'm just a fan of -aden names either way. 5 / 10. Brenan Mark -- Well, I'm really glad there can't be a Brenna and a Brenan, because that would just be overkill... but I really like Brenan also. Brenan Mark is amazing. I really like this combo. 9 / 10. Camden Luke -- I DO prefer Cooper or Colton (though Cooper is my favorite) over Camden. Camden is okay, but just seems kind of clumsy and iffy to me. Camden Luke gets 6 / 10, Colton Luke would get 9 / 10, and Cooper Luke would get 10 / 10. Again, I love the brilliant "oo" sound in Cooper and Luke. Together, they're just so catchy. Dawson John -- LOVE Dawson! Dawson is brilliant, I really like it. John also flows really well with it. 10 / 10! I definitely wouldn't change Dawson. I'm not a fan of Derek, Devon, or Draden (though I do have a cousin named Devin and I go to school with a Draysten, as weird as that is). Dawson is definitely the best, by far. Just for the fun of it... I really want to put what I would name them. If I was in your position. :) I like the idea of the "ABCD" names. So, I'd name them... Girls -- Arden Hope Bryony (BRY-oh-nee or BREE-oh-nee...I prefer the first) Joy ChrysÃ©lie (crih-SAY-lee) Grace Delaney Faith Boys -- Archer Matthew Brennan Mark (love it!) Cooper Luke (love it, too!) Dawson John (love it also!) Good luck! I love your taste of names, definitely. -- Amy

Swithin
The chances of having multiple pregnancies (other than twins) are fairly rare and are usually the result of fertility or hormone treatments leading to more than one fertilised egg. For example more than one egg being placed in the womb to increase the chances of implantation. Or if you have been taking hormone supplements in preparation for egg harvesting, and end up with more than one egg released at once The probability of twins is increased if you or sometimes your partner has a history of multiple pregnancies in their family, e.g your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, although this may in some cases skip genertaions. Also through hormone and fertility treatments as above. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. xx
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Pat
Chances of having spontaneous twins is somewhere around 2% - 3%, the chances go down from there with the higher order multiples being much less common.
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Loren
Twins are fairly common, but triplets, quadruplets, etc. almost never happen without fertilization treatments.
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Jay
http://www.freewebs.com/facts-about-multiples/ Here is my website. It is the largest online encyclopedia of multiple birth information. I would suggest you check out the twinning basics page. HTH!
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Chance, Coralei, and Charlotte are absolutely adorable. Charlotte is coming back but I wouldn't worry too much its ranked 79 on babycenter.com plus you have all c's which i think is really cute. I do however love the name Autumn its my 4 year olds name, and it doesn't bother me that there are no nicknames. Charlotte Scout Autumn Violet also just an idea instead of Charlotte what about Charlotta that way you don't have to worry about the town near you. best of luck to you!

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