Lisa Marie Presley Gives Birth to Fraternal Twins

Twin Babies
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On Tuesday, October 7, Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to twin girls. The only child of music icon, Elvis Presley, has two teenage children from another marriage and these are her first babies with music producer husband, Michael Lockwood.

The girls were born to the 40-year-old mother by Caesarian section and weighed 5 lbs, 15 oz. and 5 lbs. 2 ozs and are reportedly doing very well. Twins run in the Presley family. Elvis was a twin and her mother, Priscilla Presley, has younger brothers who are twins.

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Lisa Presley’s daughters are fraternal or dizygotic twins. That means they are non identical and are from two ova (eggs) fertilized by two separate sperm at the same time. The mother must release two eggs for a possibility of fraternal twins. They implant in the uterus separately and grow like siblings together.

Dizygotic twins occur more commonly in mothers over the age of 35 and with the advent of fertility treatments the rate has exploded. Fertility treatments stimulate the uterus to produce many more eggs through each cycle. Triplet births have also increased due to fertility treatments.

Monozygotic twins, also known as identical twins, occur when a single egg is fertilized and then divides into two separate embryos. Depending upon when the split occurs, each embryo will either share a placenta or develop their own within the womb. These twins are nearly identical and are always the same sex.

The likelihood of a single fertilization resulting in a monozygotic twin is an uncommon and random event and is not a hereditary trait.

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i saw baby pictures of your kids and they were so cute i wish i could meet you and your kids in person you are a good model i saw pictures of you and you were so pretty your daughteter is aswell a goo model we were doing a research on you and elvis (your dad)
I think that you look so much like your Dad! I was born in June or 1962. My brothers and sister were all older so I guess this is why I listened to music by such artists as Elvis Presley, and others. Even though my brothers were not fans of his, two of my brothers play guitar so I used to hear Chet Atkins a lot. I enjoy differents types of music, not all the blues too much though. I enjoy jazz music when it is mixed with classical better though. I really wanted to say that I think your nose, mouth and eyes are like your Fathers. I have never seen Elvis in person though. Your hairline and size is like your Mothers. You have the best of both! I wish you all the joy this life has to offer! I will pray for you and your family. I pray in Jesus name when I pray. I like to pray the prayer that is in the bible too, many call "the Lords prayer". More than fame or fortune, our Lord should come first. With God anything is possible! Take care, pretty girl! Penny Kennedy