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Answered 2007-06-28 14:03:38

Fraternal (non-identical) do not share the same placenta as they are two babies formed from two eggs and two sperm. If they implant close together they may appear to be one placenta, but they are not. Identical twins formed from one egg and one sperm may split at any stage from the two cell right up to late in embryonic development which produces conjoined (Siamese) twins. The later in embryonic development the split occurs the more likely they are to share a placent.

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do identical or non identical twins share the same placenta

Do identical or non-identical twins share a placenta?

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