Fertility Superstitions and Double Egg Yolks

Have you ever cracked an egg and found two yolks inside? Did you wonder what it meant, or if there was some special meaning? A lot of people interpret double yolks as an omen. A few things it is said to signify are:

  • Pregnancy, especially with twins (for you or a loved one)
  • Someone is going to get married soon (double yolks in one shell = union of two people in marriage)
  • Plenty, good fortune – Wiccan
  • You'll get double your expectations (good things)
  • A death will happen in the family soon – Norse mythology

But I just take it as a general “fertility” omen. With a grain of salt, as with all omens.

So when I got this double yolk at the beginning of the month, my first thought was that my friend who has been trying to get pregnant will be pregnant soon (or was already).

But it wasn't that. Or not JUST that anyway.

My period started that day. The first one since before I was pregnant with Anneliese (in 2009!)…if you don't count the two days of spotting I had in between Anneliese and Joseph.

And a few days later, one of my girl friends got her first postpartum period, after 2.5 years. And then another friend (the one who is trying for baby 2) got hers back too.

So fertility. Lots of fertility.

I really need to make that IUD appointment…

So tell me, have you had a double-yolk omen that was true?


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  1. Agnes Varga
    May 03, 2015 @ 21:04:13

    My fiance asked me to make some omelette with 2-3 eggs. So I was wondering shall I crack 2 or 3. Well the second one I cracked happened to be a twin one :) first time ever. Now he will get 2-3 eggs..and my bridal shower was just yesterday :)


  2. Alyssa
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 22:05:38

    I cracked 3 double yolk eggs this morning and there was one or two more eggs shaped like that in the carton. Oh man that would be insane if it really is a fertility omen! That would be okay with me :).


  3. Emily
    Feb 27, 2015 @ 12:30:12

    I got 5 double yolks today. I’m scared to crack the rest of the carton lol.


  4. Shadow Sharp
    Feb 25, 2015 @ 12:07:13

    My co-worker at McDonald’s cracked a double yolk egg yesterday and today he told me his sister got engaged! I sent him this article.


  5. Johnathan
    Feb 21, 2015 @ 22:36:43

    My girl just cracked one and I found this site and comments. Funny thing is the movie “baby mama” was on which is all about fertility and a surrogate. I think god is always watching and talking to us.



  6. christen
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 12:59:53

    I have a 7 month old son and had an IUD put in back in September. Well found out 2 weeks ago that I’m pregnant again! Doctor is stunned because the IUD was in place perfectly fine! She thinks hubby and I have great luck because I was told I would need fertility treatment to get pregnant but was on the pill when I got pregnant with my son and now I’m pregnant even though I had an IUD!
    with my first pregnancy before my ultrasound they warned me it could be twins because of my high hcg levels. No twins last time but they do run in my family.
    anyways this morning made some boiled eggs and found a double yolk! I’d like twins lol!


  7. Anntoinette A.
    Jan 14, 2015 @ 15:15:44

    I cracked an egg open with 2 yolks hopefully not sure what this means hopefully prosperity but I also wish I would be able yo have more children, I got a tubal ligation about 7yrs ago which I regret and been w my partner for over 3 yrs and would love twins….. my grandmother had 3 sets of twins!!!! What’s weird is I showed my cousin a picture of it and she had a dream the night before that she was pregnant with twins hmmmm guess we will see!! Prosperity and twins would start the New year perfectly :-)


  8. Lacy
    Dec 31, 2014 @ 10:15:37

    I owned a bakery and craked thousands of eggs. There was a span of time I continually found double yolks, sometimes two a day. Shortly after I found out I was having twin girls. Superstition or not it was definitely funny coincidence.


  9. Denine
    Dec 31, 2014 @ 05:22:09

    I can’t honestly remember if this was before or after I had cracked 3 double yolk eggs from one carton (which I had never seen or heard of before that moment), but if it was before, my car had broken down (needed a new engine) and I lost my job 2 weeks later. I was going to take a vacation from work that same week. Got an unexpected one. Double yolks might be a bad omen for me. Have seen it a number of times since and my luck is no good. Will pay attention now.


  10. darren
    Dec 15, 2014 @ 18:22:57

    I got two double yolks today from one carton of eggs.


  11. Michelle
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 10:40:58

    My grandpa passed away the morning we cooked the egg with two yolks. So so crazy! I’m hoping someone I know is prego with twins.


  12. Mary
    Oct 09, 2014 @ 20:21:43

    I cracked 5 double yolk eggs in a row from my friends chickens last night. I have a 7 and 5 year old and a 10 month old. Hmmm. I wonder what this could mean as an omen?!?


    • Emily Chapelle
      Oct 10, 2014 @ 09:43:52

      Oh goodness. hehe. Congratulations? 😉


      • Mary
        Oct 10, 2014 @ 15:18:32

        Hubby said no more for a while. But I would love another. :)


  13. cassie
    Sep 04, 2014 @ 12:43:49

    I was making my best friends’ bridal shower cake and cracked an double yolk egg. I have a 3 month old baby so I hope the fertility thing isn’t for me :) but of marriage one!


    • Emily Chapelle
      Sep 04, 2014 @ 14:44:21

      oh that’s so cool!! Best wishes to her and her fiancé. And so sweet you get to make her cake.


  14. veronica
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 16:34:36

    I just cracked an egg and got a double yolk; never in my life had that happened. I’m currently 14 weeks pregnant so yes now I believe it lol


  15. Christi
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 15:12:32

    I cracked 3 double yoke eggs in one day and I hope that means I going to be triple blessed in the money department…..


  16. Jenn
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 16:31:32

    my mother in law just texted me and said shes had 3 double yolked eggs in the past month, and my best friend just called and told me she had a dream that i was pregnant with twins…oh boy haha


    • Christi
      Apr 28, 2014 @ 15:15:37

      So did you find out if your if your pregant?


  17. Nancy
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 03:48:17

    So very true. My son was wanting a second child so very much. I had never encountered an egg with two yolks until about two weeks ago. Found it so interesting that I snapped a pic and texted it to my son and daughter. Then began wondering what lore may be attached. Before I could find a few minutes to research it, my son called me about a week later to tell me they are pregnant! I am one happy grandma, this will be number five (or six if the twin thing is present). But there’s no twins on either side that I am aware of. Just happy for my son and daughter in law and looking forward to a new baby next summer.


  18. KayelAZ
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 19:44:54

    I can’t find any information on this: An egg that had a tiny tiny “complete shell egg” in the middle of the yolk. What are the odds of this, and how did this happen?????


  19. Hilary
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 05:08:07

    Hmmm, I’ve had three double yolk eggs from my chickens in the last two weeks! I’m still waiting on my first cycle since getting pregnant with my 12 month old, so maybe it’s coming….


  20. Maggie
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 08:58:18

    My husband cracked open a double yolk egg the day we found out I was pregnant!


  21. Sarah s.
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 07:11:21

    Mike and I both cracked open double yolk eggs out of the same carton a few months back, but it hasn’t meant anything for us, haha. Pretty much all of my friends seem to be getting pregnant though!


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