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Twins, Triplets and other multiples

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  • Aleksanteri Yrjönpoika Karikko (1776 - 1777)
    Laukaa - kastetut 10.10.1776 12.10.1776 Savio h. Jöran Johanss. Valb. Eliaedr. Alexander tv
  • John Claus, ♊ (deceased)
    concerns Do not confuse this John with his brother John Claus . Either this John or his aforementioned brother is the same as John Claus (shown here as a brother and the husband of Catherine Loft). ...
  • James Claus, ♊ (deceased)
    concerns Do not confuse this James with his brother James Claus . brief biography and family died young
  • Anna Stiina Kolehmainen ♊ (1890 - d.)
    Säräisniemi syntyneet 1884-1891 (MKO365-369) Sivu 200, 201 1890 ; SSHY / Viitattu 08.02.2024 REETA MATILDA ja ANNA STIINA
  • Reeta Matilda Väyrynen (1890 - 1919)
    Säräisniemi syntyneet 1884-1891 (MKO365-369) Sivu 200, 201 1890 ; SSHY / Viitattu 08.02.2024 REETA MATILDA ja ANNA STIINA

This project is for profiles that are born twins, triplets or other multiple births.

The chance of conceiving spontaneous triplets is as high as 1 in 8,000 (1 in 500,000 for identical triplets), there’s no question that multiples are somewhat of a rarity.

Multiple births are much more common today than they were in the past. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the twin birth rate has increased by over 75% since 1980, and triplet, quadruplet, and high-order multiple births have increased at an even higher rate. There are more multiple births today in part because more women are receiving infertility treatment, which carries a risk of multiple pregnancy.

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A parasitic twin, also known as an asymmetrical or unequal conjoined twin, is the result of the processes that also produce vanishing twins and conjoined twins, and may represent a continuum between the two. Parasitic twins occur when a twin embryo begins developing in utero, but the pair does not fully separate, and one embryo maintains dominant development at the expense of its twin. Unlike conjoined twins, one ceases development during gestation and is vestigial to a mostly fully formed, otherwise healthy individual twin. The undeveloped twin is defined as parasitic, rather than conjoined, because it is incompletely formed or wholly dependent on the body functions of the complete fetus.[1] The independent twin is called the autosite.

Notable multiples

  • Jacob and Esau - The biblical Book of Genesis speaks of the relationship between fraternal twins Jacob and Esau, sons of Isaac and Rebecca. The story focuses on Esau's loss of his birthright to Jacob and the conflict that ensued between their descendant nations because of Jacob's deception of their aged and blind father, Isaac, in order to receive Esau's birthright/blessing from Isaac.
  • Eng and Chang Bunker - were Siamese-American conjoined twin brothers whose fame propelled the expression "Siamese twins" to become synonymous for conjoined twins in general.
  • Abigail and Brittany Hensel - The twins' lives have been covered in the popular media, including Life magazine and The Oprah Winfrey Show. They were interviewed on The Learning Channel in December 2006, discussing their daily lives and future plans. They starred in their own reality television series, Abby & Brittany, on TLC in 2012.
  • Mrs. Vassilyeva (wife of Feodor Vassilyev), who gave birth to 69 children: 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
  • Scrooge McDuck’s three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, are identical triplets!!
  • The psychiatrist who invented the Five Stages of Grief, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, was an identical triplet.
  • MLB baseball players Dennis Cook, Luis Gonzalez, Dave Righetti, and Phil Hiatt are all fathers of triplets.
  • Richard Thomas, a.k.a. “John-Boy Walton,” has triplets.
  • At one time; Franklin Pierce, George Washington, and Mary Magdaline Wolf Lehman were the oldest triplets in the USA, January 4, 1902. Their parents also had a set of twins; John B. and William D. Lehman