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Conceiving Twins the Natural Way

By Therealsupermum @TheRealSupermum

 

Conceiving twins the natural way

Twin pregnancy’s have always interested me from the conception to the size of the mothers bump. Do you ever wonder why only certain couples were chosen to have twins?

 

Conceiving twins is due to the fertilization of one or more eggs .On average 1 out 89 natural pregnancies result in having twins. Most twins are fraternal which means twins develop from two separate eggs which is more popular however Identical twins are rare and happen as a result of just one egg which splits.

 

Taking fertility treatment such as comid (fertility drug) or undergoing a procedure such as IVF may improve your chances of conceiving twins. If like me you are curious about other steps people take to try to have a multiple pregnancy read on.

 

So can we really increase our chances of having a twins ?

 

The answer is yes: some things may increase your chances although nothing is guaranteed.

 

Having a history of twins in the family will increase your chances of conceiving twins: especially if they had fraternal twins .

 

Multiple pregnancy is more common in older women. Yes your reading this right women who conceive between the age group of 35 to 45 years have a higher chance of conceiving fraternal twins. This is due to the hormones that are released during the perimenopausal period.

 

Taking Folic acid and vitamin supplements while usually taken for preventing any defects and aiding a healthy pregnancy. Folic acid is believed to increase the likelihood of conceiving twins. This is normally taken while trying to conceive and the first stage of pregnancy.

 

Weight Gain this is not a recommended method, but an increase in weight can increase your odds of having twins.

 

Fertility assistance women who are diagnosed with difficulties trying to conceive maybe given clomid or a different fertility drug these are well known to result in a multiple pregnancy. Women undergoing IVF also have a higher chance as more embryos are implanted in the uterus.

 


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