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The Reason Identical Triplets Are So Rare Will Surprise You

The identical triplets headed home from a Houston hospital today are being called “one in a million” multiples by doctors. The reason we don’t have more identical triplets running around is very simple—and it probably goes against what you’ve heard about twins (or triplets, for that matter).

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Today I Learned

A somewhat technical explanation of Mono/Di twin pregnancy

I am now in the third trimester of my second pregnancy; this time with spontaneous, identical twins!

There is a lot of confusion out there about the different types of twins. 972 more words


When you're having two...

So, we were having twins! What, exactly, did that mean? At our first OB appointment, the doctor had told us that there were two separate sacs, but as it was still early, no placenta could really be seen yet. 1,211 more words



We seem to love to point out what is wrong with another person. We can hear ourselves say, “What’s with that guy?,” or “look at that freak!” Human beings find it easy to pass judgment on others, primarily based on their appearance and behavior. 603 more words


Twins and Chorions and Stuff

Every now and then, just around when I’m wondering why the hell I’m studying Psychology, knee-deep in scientific arguments and indiscernible statistics, I discover something that fascinates me enough to want to tell the world about it, and then proceed to jump up and down. 212 more words

The rest of the story...

By now I think it’s obvious… I am pregnant.  Yes, I am having twins.  The answer to the inevitable next question is a little harder to answer, however.  598 more words


99.9% wrong

For four years, I have insisted that my twins are fraternal (dizygotic) twins. Everyone thought I was crazy…I thought they just weren’t looking hard enough. After all, if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson are fraternal, then my girls were  81 more words

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