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15 Totally Awesome Facts About Twins

By Devan McGuinness |

I would be lying to you if I said that I never thought about having twins or triplets. I have some friends who are juggling multiple babies at the same stage and they truly are rock star moms. Now, I know I can’t even come close to comparing, but my older two kids are 14 months apart, and that was hard enough — twins and triplets and more, sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of (worth it) work. I can’t even wrap my head around what it would be like to find out there are two (or more) growing inside you, the cool feelings you have when they move and then all that after-the-babies-are-born juggling you do.

Twins are really interesting – if you look at the facts behind conception and the awesome things that are unique to twins and higher multiples. From left-handedness to the time of year more twins are conceived and the oddities like twins from different dads, the facts are totally fascinating.

Click through for 15 interesting and awesome facts about twins you may not have heard yet:

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Fun Facts About Twins

Many Twins Worldwide

It's estimated that there are at least 125 million living multiples today!
Source: TwinsUK
Photo credit: Photostock

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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “15 Totally Awesome Facts About Twins

  1. Tanya says:

    It is interesting the fact about left handedness…both of my twins tend to favour thier left hand…although it is too early yet for it to be truly defined. Although I do not know what it is like to have 1 child at a time, I know that when the boys were first home, I didn’t want to even hear a mother of a new singleton complain that she was tired…lol.

  2. Dan says:

    Identical twins are monozygotic (“single fertilized egg”), and fraternal twins are dizygotic (“two fertilized eggs”). The other kinds are extremely rare anomalies, not common types of twins.

    Forgive me if I point out that “I love India” is not really a “source” for biomedical information.

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