Twin doctors were moved to tears by their mother’s special gift. Both Dr. Jerusalem Getahun Tessema and Dr. Kalkidan Getahun Tessema are passionate about being medical doctors and proudly serve the local community. Physical, psychological, and social well-being are intrinsically linked and at Twins Medium Clinic, we feel it’s vital to have a holistic approach to improve the health of our patients.
We believe in the importance of practicing caring and sensitivity and fully involving patients in their management plan. It’s a safe bet you either are a twin, know a twin, or have twins. According to the American Pregnancy Association, the number of women having multiples has increased over the last 20 years, primarily because one-third of women having babies are more than 30 years old. Did you know you have a higher chance of multiples if you are over 30? There’s also been an increase in women using fertility procedures, which are also known to cause multiples in pregnancy.
But when it comes to parenting twins, are twins closer than non-twin siblings? “Twins tend to be closer than typical siblings — they share a bond that is often unexplainable,” Maureen Healy, an expert on sensitive children and author of Growing Happy Kids, tells Romper. “Many believe this is rooted in genetics, such as identical twins sharing the same DNA.” Even fraternal twins have a close connection.
Fraternal twins, though, are two genetically unique beings, as if you had two regular siblings just at the same time, and they, again, often have a close connection, Healy says. Identical twins develop from a single fertilized egg that splits, making them monozygotic. And Healy says there is another theory that the prenatal period where they share the same Womb creates a place where this closer connection is formed.