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Twins Tips - Introduction
We understand how exciting and daunting the prospect of having twins can be and appreciate the unique challenges of raising twins and multiples as we've been there too!

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10 Amazing Facts About Twins - Top 10 things you (probably) didn't know about twins!1. The scientific study of twins is known as "gemellology." The word twin is probably derived from an ancient German word twine, which means 'two together.'2.1 in every 32 children born is a twin (1 in 65 pregnancies results in a twin birth). Twins account for 1.5% of all pregnancies or 3% of the population.3.The twinning rate has risen 50% in the last 20 years. This is attributed to an increase in maternal age, wider use of IVF and assisted conception and advancement of medical technology.4. Fraternal twins do run in the family but only on the maternal line. If a mother herself is a fraternal twin, the chance of conceiving twins increases four-fold.5. The rate for identical twins, or mon read more

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