Having twins are the best thing a couple can ever experience. Twice happiness that comes in a single package like an evolutionary marvel. Twin connection is something that has been studied in medical science for years. Scientists have also researched a lot about this magical twin formations effect of nature that is felt by women's body at pregnancy time.
Whether the twin babies are fraternal or identical, they have the characteristics that are kind of interesting to know. Here, are 10 unusual facts that scientists have accumulated about them.
If you are close to any lady expecting twins in the womb, then these ten things will help you to understand about their reasons for birth, even more, better.
The research reveals their bond actually starts before the birth. Twins at the time of their bonding process inside the womb are often seen in sonography rubbing each other, hugging or holding hands.
According to CPC epidemiologist, Joyce Martin, women in their 30's or the one that choose to give birth later on in their life are more likely to have twins.
It happens relatively rare, but it is possible for twins to have different dads. If ovulation of a woman is higher and releases more than one egg and intercourses with the various men in a close period, then fertilization of those eggs is possible by two different people. This is known as heteropaternal superfecundation and affects about 1 to 2 percent of fraternal twins.
Ladies can inherit a gene that causes them to have twins. Women who hyper-ovulate or release multiple eggs have more chances of having fraternal twins. In the case of identical twins, there's nothing that medical science have recognized that says this is hereditary.
The twins that are identical enough are not easy to recognize while making a difference. They are not exactly like each other because of a slight difference in nature. Research shows that after a point of time this kind of twins to look less like each other because of dietary habits and chemical exposure.
Fraternal twins, especially those who have mixed-race parents, can appear dramatically with different skin tone and features that many don't even believe that they're related. These twin sisters are one such example.
Twins who are separated at birth have been known to live merely similar lives, such as marrying people with the similar name, having the same profession, or having the same variety of pets.
Some are so close, and they develop their "twin talk" language that can only be understood by them. Almost 40 percent of twins do this, but this thing can also happen between non-twin siblings who are super close.
According to studies, women who give birth to twins live longer than the one who don't. It's because of the hyper-ovulation gene. And, same is with twins also, if they are coordinated and close to each other, they live a long life.
Cândido Godói a Brazilian town is known as the twin capital city of the world. According to a study, many women in the town carried the hyper-ovulation gene which is a major reason of inbreeding.