Fun Facts about Twins!

Fun Facts about Twins!

With Queen Bey rescuing us all and announcing her pregnancy with Twins we thought we would celebrate by sharing with you our favourite fun facts about twins:

  • Twins account for over 90 per cent of multiple births.
  • To form identical or monozygotic twins, one fertilised egg (ovum) splits and develops into two babies with exactly the same genetic information.
  • To form fraternal or dizygotic twins, two eggs (ova) are fertilised by two sperm and produce two genetically unique children.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the incidence of twins doesn’t skip generations.
  • Approximately one quarter of identical twins are mirror images of each other, which means the right side of one child matches the left side of their twin – reverse asymmetric features.
  • It is possible that twins can have different dads – it is a one in a million occurence! See Mia Washington case as example.
  • Twins interact with each other in the womb – and by 18 weeks they touch each other more than their own bodies.
  • 40% of twins invent their own language – known as an autonomous language.
  • Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints.

A Big HUGE congratulations also to Josie – our expert nutritionist who gave birth to two very healthy and happy baby girls last week!

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