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Wednesday, February 23, 2011



There are many things that can increase your chances of getting pregnant with twins. Some of them are things that you can change, and some are things that you cannot change. Some of them may be practical, and some are not. What follows is a list of things that increase your chances of getting pregnant with twins.One of the biggest factors in getting pregnant with twins is a family history of twins. Twinning is often hereditary, and if your mother or your mother’s mother either had fraternal twins or was a fraternal twin, you will be more likely to have increased chances of getting pregnant with twins.Older women tend to be more likely to get pregnant with twins, as well. Somewhere around 1/5 of mothers who have a baby over the age of 45 have twins or multiples. However, fertility rates for that age are much lower, in general, and the use of fertility treatments tends to produce the higher number of multiples.Some folks suggest that eating yams regularly may help to increase your chances of getting pregnant with twins. One study suggests that consuming dairy products may also increase your chances.Couples who seek out and use fertility treatments tend to have more multiples and twins. This can be caused by the medications that tend to help ovulation along, as well as with in vitro fertilization. Obviously, you aren’t going to go out to get fertility treatments just to have twins, but if you have been having trouble trying to conceive altogether, you might wind up with twins due to the treatments.There is some research to suggest that women who become pregnant while taking birth control pills often get pregnant with twins. Here again, you don’t want to purposely take birth control pills while trying to conceive - that would defeat the purpose altogether. Still, if it happens, you might get that double bundle of blessing of joy!Ultimately, most of the factors that go into getting pregnant with twins are out of your control, and while you can hope for twins, there is not a proven way to guarantee that you will have twins.

-Bloomberg Telivision-

Research by voters " i am sorry for the people who are not so nice. I have researched this cause I too, want twins. First, you need to have an examination with your doctor and let them know that you are planning on conceiving so they can tell you what to do. You need to take a vitamin with plenty of folic acid. Consider taking extra folic acid, calcium, and b6 vitamin, for twins. Eat yams, particularly cassava root, more dairy and beef. What factors predispose couples to have twins? Here are some interesting findings.
If you are a woman whose mother, sister, maternal aunt or maternal grandmother had fraternal twins, this trait may have been passed to you. Fraternal twins can only be conceived if a woman releases two eggs at ovulation, and this trait has been genetically predetermined in some people.
If you are a woman between the ages of 35 - 39, you are more likely to conceive twins. This likelihood increases more after 40, but mostly because women are using fertility treatments at that age. Women over 35 may release more than one egg at ovulation because their cycles are being disrupted by perimenopause.
Previous Pregnancies
The more previous pregnancies and births a woman has experienced, the more likely twins will be in subsequent pregnancies. If a woman has conceived twins (especially fraternal twins) before, she is more likely to have them again.
In the United States, people of African descent have a higher incidence of twins than Caucasians, who have a higher rate of twinning than Asians. Native Americans have a slightly lower incidence than Asians, and Hispanics have the lowest rate of twinning.
Obese women, especially those with a body mass index over 30, tend to conceive twins more often, but also have higher risk pregnancies because of the excess weight. Taller women are also more likely to conceive twins.
There is some scientific evidence that eating animal products, especially dairy, increases a woman's chances of conceiving twins. Vegan women who eat no dairy have a very low rate of twin conception. Women whose diets are high in folate seem to conceive twins more often, as do those who eat yams or other products high in natural estrogen-like compounds. Women in the Yoruba tribe in Africa have a phenomenal rate of twinning, and consume yams as a major part of their diet. Once twins have been conceived, consuming a healthy, adequate diet is essential for the proper development of the babies as well.
Strangely enough, some studies have found that living near a polluted area increases a woman's chances of having twins.BreastfeedingWomen who are breastfeeding when they get pregnant again (often accidentally!) are more likely to conceive twins.
As those who have been through the infertility process know, both infertility drugs and IVF increase a couple's chances of a multiple pregnancy.
p/s:Good luck and either way just hope for a healthy happy pregnancy and a healthy happy baby at the end!!!

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