Updated: Nov 9, 2018
By Caroline Staton
This week marks one year since I found out, at 8 weeks pregnant, that I was expecting twins and it's got me feeling quite emotional.
One of the most common questions I'm asked as a twin mum is "do twins run in the family?" and the answer to this is no! In fact identical twins, as my girls turned out to be, are not hereditary but a completely random occurrence, whereby a single fertilised egg splits into two embryos. But what people really want to know when they ask this is whether we were expecting to be expecting twins.