How To Get Pregnant With Twins

Having twins can be difficult as the probability of having twins is very low but you can increase your chances by doing certain things. Note that your chances of having twins is high if you possess the genetic deposition, this means that the gene is present in your blood. The natural trend however is that if you have a history of twins in your family or that of your partner, you have more probable chances than when the gene is absent.

You can either get pregnant with twins artificially through the use of In Vetro Fertilization (IVF) but this method can increases your chances of having more than 2 babies at once or naturally. For artificially having twins you should consult a specialist as I will be focusing on how you can increase your chances naturally.

Note that the older you are the higher your chances of getting pregnant with twins. After the age of 35 you have increased chances of producing more than one egg during ovulation and this is known as hyper ovulation. Therefore women older than 35 are more likely to have twins than younger women, if you fall into this age bracket your chances of having twins is increased.

You must however first consider increasing your chances of having a baby in the first place especially if you are much older now. This is as a result of the fact that your fertility rate decreases as you age, the older you are the less fertile you become. Start taking supplements like folic acid some months long before you try to conceive. Intake of folic acid almost doubles your odds of getting pregnant with twins. Take prenatal supplements prior to conceiving as this helps improve early development, you can increase your daily intake of folic acid though vitamins and foods such as sun flower seeds and black eyed peas among others.

You can increase your chances of getting pregnant with twins by eating certain foods. It has been suggested that women who eat dairy products more than 5 times a day are more likely to conceive twins than women who don’t. Consume foods that will encourage your ovaries to release more eggs during your ovulation cycle such as eggs, walnuts, eggs and chicken. You will also need to eat yam as yam is said to have chemicals that can cause you to ovulate more thereby increasing your chances of having twins. The chemicals present in yam will help boost conception and fertility rate and they also increase the progesterone levels in the body. The progesterone helps stimulate your body to hyper ovulate thereby increasing your chances of having twins.

Previous intake of birth control pills can increase your chances of getting pregnant with twins. Trying to conceive after discontinuation of birth control pills will help better your chances ,this is as a result of the fact that your ovaries most likely releases more eggs once you stop birth control pills. And it increases your chances of having fraternal twins.

Increasing your body weight is another way to increase your chances of getting pregnant with twins as studies have shown that if you have a body mass index of 30, your chances of having twins are higher than women who are inversely proportional in weight and height. However ensure you do not stuff yourself and get overweight in the process as this will be unhealthy for you and decrease your chances of conceiving at all. Ensure you also eat healthy and stay away from caffeine, drugs and alcohol. If however you are breastfeeding, continue to breastfeed till the period you want to try to conceive as breastfeeding increases you chances also.

Note that if you ovulate two times a month also has increased chances of getting pregnant with twins and getting married to a twin partner can double your chances. You have an increased possibility if you have fraternal twins in your side of the family and your probability of getting pregnant with twins also increases if you have more children.

You must however bear in mind that bearing twins has some form of luck in it and all these tips that increases your chances are not 100% guaranteed as the probability of having twins is very low in the long run but you can better you chances with the above points. You best bet however is to have genetic predisposition for conceiving twins. Multiple pregnancy however has its own share of risks, therefore you must get checked often.

 

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