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How To Get Pregnant And Have Twins

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Having twins is fun. Imagine giving birth not just to one adorable baby but two new babies at the same time! Nowadays, there are many couples who favor twins more than singleton pregnancies.

Of course, having twins may be beyond our control. Studies say that heredity plays a role in twin pregnancies. If you are from a family of twins, especially with fraternal twins, then you have an increased chance of having twin pregnancies.

Also it is said that older women tend to have twins than younger ones. According to statistics, 17% of women over the age of 45 have twin pregnancies.

Nevertheless, even if you are not blessed with these two factors, you can still increase your chances of having a twin pregnancy. Here are some tips to help you have twins.

Eat more

Do you know that women who are slightly overweight, or those with a BMI of 30 or higher have an increased chance of having twins? It is not only weight that matters. Tall women are also predisposed to having twins.

Get pregnant with twins

If you get pregnant with twins now, chances that you will have another twin pregnancy will increase. It is said that women who have had twins before have a 4 times increased risk of having twin pregnancies again.

Food matters

There are some studies and stories which say that the food you eat increases your risk of having twins. It is said that yams produce a chemical which makes a woman release more than one egg during ovulation. An example of yam is cassava, which you can find in your local markets. Cassava is being made into tapioca pudding.

Increasing your intake of milk also increases your chance of having twins.

Get Pregnant while you are breastfeeding

It is said that if you get pregnant while you are breastfeeding, you will increase your risk of having twins. Breastfeeding causes the release of more than one egg during ovulation.

Fertility Treatments

There is a lot of fertility drugs nowadays used to induce fertility, such as Clomid. Clomid causes women to hyperovulate. In vitro fertilization also increases your chance of having multiple pregnancies. This is because in IVF, there are about 3 fertilized eggs or babies being inserted in the mother.

Miss your pills

If you miss your pills and get pregnant, you are increasing your chances of having multiple pregnancies. It is said that women who miss a pill or two and who become pregnant have twin pregnancies.