COOL TWIN FACTS 💞1-In 1980, one in every 53 babies born in the United States was a twin. By 2009, that number had risen to one in 30, according to a new brief released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Over the three decades, the twin birth rate (number of twins per 1,000 births) rose 76%.
2-Chances of having a twin pregnancy is increased by maternal age (30+). 3-Fraternal twining is genetically predisposed and the result of a woman releasing more than one egg at the same time.
4- Identical twins are the result of a random split of a single egg and cannot be genetically predisposed.
5-Male twins will not have twins unless their wives have the ability to produce two eggs.
6-Identical twins share the same DNA but do not have the same fingerprints.
7-1 in 250 pregnancies can result in identical twins.
8-22 % percent of twins are left handed compared to 10% in singeltons.
9-Fraternal twin girls have twice the chance of giving birth to twins than singletons.
10-Vanishing twin syndrome- 15-20% percent of all twin pregnancies will miscarry one fetus.
11- Some estimates suggest 1 in 8 people started life as a twin while 1 in 70 actually are a twin.
12- Once you have fraternal twins you are 3 to 4 times more likely to have another set!
13-Nigeria has the highest rate of multiple births and more identical twins.
14- China has the lowest rate for multiple births averaging 1 in 300.
15- A study shows vegans are five times less likely to have twins than women who consume diary.
16- Polar bears most commonly give birth to twins and on rare occasions triplets.
17-Examining 3D ultrasound images, a study in Padova, Italy found fetuses start deliberately interacting at 14 weeks.
18- 40 % of twins invent their own language.
19- Over 50 % of twins are born before 37 weeks.
20- The average birthweight for a twin is 5lb 5 oz. #twinning#twins#twinnies
When 2 #bearded#brothers get together and chat, the possibilities are endless. Whether it’s about him being a #catholic , or me being a #muslim , or whether it’s about our daughters, life, love, or our future, it’s always so damn enjoyable! I love this dude for the sake of Allah, & am forever grateful that @the_other_mrnorth is my #twin . #goodafternoon folks and #salaam to all of you. 🙏🏽✨