Clomid and Conceiving Twins: What Are Your Chances?

Clomid and Conceiving Twins: What Are Your Chances?

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Clomid/Twin Connection

Chances are, if you are even a little bit familiar with fertility treatments, you have probably heard of Clomid Twins. Clomid is a fertility drug with quite the reputation. Besides being one of the most commonly prescribed and widely successful fertility drugs on the market, Clomid has a reputation for being a twin baby making miracle drug. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Clomid has been known to stimulate ovulation in up to 80 percent of the women who take it, and more than half of those women will end up pregnant as a result of the drug. So, is Clomid really a surefire way on how to have twin babies? Read on to find out more.

How does clomid help with twins?

First of all, it’s important to understand how a drug like Clomid could help increase the chances of having twins in the first place. Clomid increases a woman’s chance of having twins because it helps the body produce extra hormones in order to grow and mature the follicles for ovulation.

This increases the estrogen levels in the body. Because of these things, a woman might have so much extra stimulation and nourishment for her reproductive system, that the body is “tricked” into producing more than one egg.

When that occurs, and the two eggs (or sometimes more!) are released during ovulation and fertilized, the result is twins. This is why women who take Clomid do have a small increased chance of having twins or higher order multiples.

Does taking Clomid guarantee twins?

According to many internet message boards and other fertility related gossip, it seems that every woman that takes Clomid will most likely have twins. However, the belief that Clomid causes a woman to have twins is highly overrated.

In actuality, taking Clomid doesn’t really increase a woman’s chances of having twins all that much. You see, a woman has a 1-3% chance of having twins naturally. When taking Clomid, that chance of having twins jumps to around 8 percent. Clomid does increase the chances of having twins by a small amount, but it is really not that much.

More about having twins and Clomid

It’s also important to understand that the majority of twins conceived on Clomid are not identical twins, they are fraternal twins. Eighty percent of twins conceived while on Clomid are fraternal twins, and the other twenty percent are identical twins.

Fraternal twins are more common while taking Clomid because Clomid allows your body to produce more than one egg, which is how fraternal twins are formed. If the twins came from one single egg, they would be identical. Women who have a family history of fraternal twins, will of course be more likely to conceive twins on Clomid than other women.

Also, women who are on a higher dose of Clomid, are obese, or are over age 45 will have a greater chance of conceiving twins. Your healthcare provider can help you to answer any other questions that you may have when it comes to Clomid and your chances of conceiving twins.

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.