Fertility Drugs to Have Twins

Last updated on Jul 10, 2018

by Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

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Fertility Drugs to Have Twins

Do you have double vision, visions of twins in your mind? If you're in need of fertility drugs, check out the best fertility drugs to increase your chances of having twins.

There are couples who would give anything to be able to conceive a child, and there are couples who just want to make sure they would have twins. Luckily for both cases, the same drugs that fight fertility can create the premises for a pregnancy with twins. Here are the four best known drugs that favor pregnancies with twins, and there are also herbal supplements and foods to eat to increase the chances of having a twin pregnancy. Let’s go and check these out. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Before getting into the nitty gritty of it, let’s talk about the type of twins that there are.

Identical
Identical twins are formed from a single embryo splitting and are always the same sex. It is a random and unexplained phenomenon.

Fraternal
Fraternal twins are when two eggs get fertilized by two different sperm, and two embryos are created, and can be of either sex. These are the types of twins many couples can increase their chances of having.

Clomiphene

Clomiphene is one of the best fertility drugs for getting pregnant and having twins and can represent a great help in the conception process, especially in cases of irregular or no ovulation and congenital or chronic problems that may represent an impediment for a healthy pregnancy. The pills can be administrated before turning to assisted reproductive treatments like the in vitro fertilization, in order to stimulate the production of eggs.

Clomiphene can also help men prevent and cure hormonal imbalances that may decrease sperm quantity and quality, as well as the motility of the spermatozoa. Clomid has been used for many decades, as it was first used in 1967 as an injectable until the 1970’s when it became an oral medication.

Clomiphene for hormonal imbalance

The job that Clomid provides is that it actually suppresses the estrogen levels which trick the brain into thinking that there is not enough estrogen. Therefore, it stimulates the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), as well as the luteinizing hormone (LH) which will cause ovulation- to happen possibly twice.

Clomid is a powerful drug but at the same time, a mild one because even though it can cause your ovaries to release several eggs at once- it is not a drug that is likely to cause your ovaries to work into overdrive which can be problematic.

 

Parlodel

Parlodel is usually administrated in oral form and small doses, for a period of 5 days every month. It helps to lower the level of the prolactin hormone that inhibits the ovulation process and stimulates the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), assisting the ovaries to release one or more mature eggs, depending on how often the woman ovulates in a normal period.

 

Pergonal

Pergonal is one of the most popular fertility drugs to have twins and, after a complete treatment, it enables the hypothalamus (the part of the brain that balances basic functions, such as body temperature) to release the luteinizing hormone (LH), a very good indicator that the ovaries are ready to enter the fecundation stage and about to drop the egg in the fallopian tube. If a healthy sperm meets the egg on its way to the uterus, the pregnancy usually occurs and the couple’s prayers are answered.

Luteinizing hormone (LH) during menstrual cycle

Humegon

Its effect is due to the high menotrophin content, and is reduced mostly to the impact on the FSH and LH hormones, essential for the well functioning of the female reproductive organs. Humegon is known to stimulate the follicular maturation in infertile women and to trigger the secretion of gonadal steroids. In addition, it is successfully used in assisted reproduction programs and often combined with Pregnyl for a synergetic effect.

Given the fact that these drugs act mostly at hormonal level, it is very important for every treatment to follow a thorough medical examination and the doctor’s recommendation. By their ability to encourage the ovaries to release more than one egg each cycle, your chances of twins are much higher with these fertility drugs.

However, these drugs can have a potent effect on your fertility- especially if you don’t suffer from any kind of fertility issue at all. However, in order to increase your odds of conceiving twins even further, you will also want to change up your diet and add a few herbal supplements as well.

But let’s start with the foods to eat that will increase your fertility, and help the drugs do their job even more.

 

Foods With Folate

It is essential for women to take folic acid before trying to conceive, but it has been shown that consuming foods that are high in folate, which is also folic acid can help increase the chances of you conceiving twins! Foods that are rich in folate are:

• Avocado
Braised beef liver
breakfast cereals
green leafy vegetables
whole grains
kidney beans
wheat germ
roasted peanuts
pasta
• tomato juice
oranges and orange juice
cantaloupe
papaya
Bakers yeast
Turnip
Halibut

Therefore, if you add more of those foods into your diet, then you will increase your odds of having twins as well. But, don’t forget to have a glass of whole milk with that as well!

 

Full-Fat Dairy

Full-fat dairy foods have growth hormones that will increase ovulation and fertility. In fact, it is recommended to have extra servings of full-fat dairy foods to increase your odds of having twins.

That means you will want to have whole milk, full-fat yogurt and cheese as well. And here is another tip. When you are trying to conceive twins, don’t get any dairy product that is organic, even if it is full-fat. You will want to go directly to the hormone-enriched brands!

full fat dairy

And by the way, avoid skim milk like the plague! Skim milk not only does not help you increase your chances of conceiving twins but it has properties that could end up raising your testosterone levels, which means you won’t even be ovulating at all. And, if you want to conceive twins, as long as you are not obese, don’t shed those pounds, even if you are somewhat overweight.

Studies have indicated that women who have a BMI of 26 to 30 have an increased chance of conceiving twins. Yes, being overweight can also hamper your ability to get pregnant, and can increase the risk of pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes as well as preeclampsia- but if you stock up on your foods that are rich in folate as well as full-fat dairy foods- and limit your sugar intake, you will be fine.

And there are other foods you will want to add to your diet to help increase your chances of conceiving twins. Actually, it is more like a supplement rather than food, it is wild yams.

 

Wild Yam Supplements

No, don’t get that sweet potato because even though it will not harm your chances of conceiving twins, it won’t be exceptionally helpful either. In fact, sweet potatoes and yams are not the same things, and yams and wild yams are also not the same things. What you actually will want to get are wild yam supplements.

Wild yam supplements have chemicals that can cause ovulation to go into overdrive. In fact, there is a high twin rate in Nigeria and the link between Nigerian women taking wild yam supplements and having twins have been found. Therefore, you will definitely want to take advantage of the power that wild yams could potentially provide.

There are also supplements that you can take that can increase your chances of ovulating more than once. However, before you jump into this, you will need to see a holistic doctor to talk about the safety of herbal supplements while trying to get pregnant. You also need to find out if these are safe to take while taking prescribed fertility drugs. Chances are they may not be, but a professional will be able to give you a firm answer.

wild yam to increase fertility

If you choose to go the herbal route, then there is good news. There are some herbal supplements that have been not only shown to be safe but have proven to be powerful. Here are some ideas when it comes to herbal supplements and conceiving twins.

 

Chasteberry Tree or Vitex

This herbal supplement, which is called Vitex has been known for the longest time to improve fertility and balance hormones. That means those who want to conceive twins would likely gravitate to this herbal supplement in conjunction with a diet that helps increase your chances of conceiving twins, then your odds of having two buns in the oven are higher!

 

Ashwagandha Root

The Ashwagandha root has been known to improve fertility as well by helping to balance the hormonal and the endrocrine system. If you take this herbal supplement in conjunction with sticking to a diet that helps promote the chances of conceiving twins, then the odds are even more so in your favor.

 

Tribulus

This herbal supplement, Tribulus is a great one to take in order to help promote ovulation and good health with the endocrine system. In fact, this is a great herb for women who have PCOS to take because it really helps promote ovulation. Therefore, taking this herb in conjunction with a diet that helps increase the odds of getting pregnant with twins can help your chances.

Tribulus

 

Maca Root

Maca root is an excellent herbal remedy that helps not only improve the endocrine and reproductive system, but it helps improve the quality of the egg. This herb itself may not necessarily increase the chances of conceiving twins, but you never know. If you take it in conjunction with sticking to a diet that helps promote superovulation, it can only help!

These are the tips that can help you increase your chances of conceiving twins. If you are tall and have a family history of fraternal twins on either side of the family, or you are over 35 years old- your chances are even higher that you will have twins.

However, if not, then that is why you have the option to take fertility drugs, as well as herbal supplements and sticking to a diet that can help your odds of having twins increase. However, you also need to be aware of what to expect during a twin pregnancy as well so you know exactly what you are getting into.

 

What To Expect With A Twin Pregnancy

The fact of the matter is, when you are pregnant with twins, you are going to experience double of everything! That means double the fatigue, double the morning sickness and double the weight gain.

There is no guarantee, but it is likely that you will experience more of at least one of those symptoms. That is because the hCG levels are increasing at an astronomical level, which is why these pregnancy symptoms happen in the first place.

That also means you will also be at a higher risk for pregnancy-related complications such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and hyperemesis gravidarum. That means you will need to be seeing your OBGYN more often to be monitored more carefully.

twin pregnancy

Remember as well, a twin pregnancy means there is less space in there for the babies to grow. This is also why there is a higher chance of premature delivery. However, if you are handling it well and not facing serious complications, you will be able to likely make it to 37 to 38 weeks which is considered to be term, but not full term as that would be 39 weeks- and a twin pregnancy cannot go towards that point.

However, more often than not, twins are born between 34 to 37 weeks. The good news is that technology has advanced quite a bit that babies born over 32 weeks have a great chance of not facing complications later in life.

However, now that you are aware of the possible pregnancy complications that you could encounter if you were to have twins, you still need to ask yourself is it something you still want? If so, best of luck!!

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Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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    Hi I have never had a period I’m 24 using these fertility drugs can I get pregnant

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  • Ella

    I am a Nigerian, and i wish to have triplets. i don’t want to go through labour pains again. the pregnancy was through CS. it wasnt all that pleasant at all.

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  • Beatrice

    Hi am a Nigerian leaving in Nigeria I have a 2 years old son & have no fertility problem but I want to have twins. will there be any complications if I try with drugs

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    My wife have only one chance of pregnancy and i want a two male twice can the fertility drug help?

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    Hi I’m 24 and I have in regular periods and its hard for me to conceive is there and way I can and I do not have no kids plus I’m ready

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    Hello, I am 26 yrs old and I m suffering from thyroid n my doctor advised me to plan in mostly 2 months so that my Tsh is below 3 and I wish it could be twins but intake of clomid can have side effects as I am using thyronom also.,,

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    Can the pills realy help to get a chance of having twins??

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    I am 23 years old I have 2 dauthers and want to have twins…… I can only have 1 more pregnecy and want to know what should I do or take to have TWINS……. What should I tell my DoctoDoctor….
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    My husband & I have two clomid babies. I have trouble ovulating so we used provera / clomid method. We want two more babies (twins) so that we may be done. What would you reccomend? Clomid with IUI? Or something else!?! (Using my husband account, as you can see)

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  • Mariam Al Mansoori

    hi i just delivered may 20 2015 and me and my hubby is planning to have a twins i have clomid 50 mg ready how many days should i took it ? pls help me. and i dont know how to count my cycle i have my first day of last period 20 of sept..

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    if one prolactin is high and have treated it with Parlodel,does she needs to take it every month till she conceives?

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    Hi Doc! I lost my 13days old son and I’m very eager to conceive again with twins or even triplet. I just can’t wait. Pls advice. Thank u!

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    Hi, I am taking PCOS treatment, i wanted to have twins, My mom gave birth to twin babies those 2 are my yonger sisters. Kindly suggest me the tablet which i should take on which day. For PCOS i am taking morning 1 folivite tablet, 1 Rejument 500 and 1 fertyl 50 after breakfast. on 16th day onwards i should take duphastun 10mg. so kindly suggest me for twin baby drugs which wont make any problem with these tablets.

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    What are the drugs to take in order to have twins (a boy and a girl).what is the best time to take it?and how long will I take it?and when should I stop?

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    Ok well let me start that July 2014 I was in ICU for left fallopian tube burst and they said instead of have 100% chance i only have 50% chance of having a baby but ive always wanted twins. Is that possible?

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    Hello Dr, I have 11 months old baby who still breastfeed and I want twins too. What can I do to get me prepare and have twins or triplets please?

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    Hi im shanna ive had 3healthy full term pregnancies between 2009 and 2012.. Me and my husband have been trying for twins to complete our family….its been four years doctors say we are both healthy so why havent we gotten pregnant? And whats the best way to insure we have twins?

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    Im 23 and I uave two children but I want to get pregnant one more time and I really want to have twins im a fraternal twin myself what drug would help me achieve that the best is it even in my chances since im a twin?

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  • Helen Active

    Twins run in my family also in my boyfriends family and I want to try and have twins in the next 4 to 5 years and I had 3 kids one is 6 2nd is 2 going to be 3 and one is turning one year soon an I want to take a pill to help me get twins. What pill do u think Id be able to take?

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    Hi i am 33 years old and i already have 2 girls and 1 boy.My 3 pregnacies were normal and full term.So my husband and i want to concieve twins.What can i do in order for this to happen

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    I’m 28 yrs old I’m having pcod and which medicine is best for me to conceive faster with single or twins I need baby I’m longing for a baby since four years I’m 78 KGS weight most of my doctors took several test and said everything is normal except pcos they are preferring me to lose weight then only i can conceive what should I do now

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  • Angie

    Hi im 20 years old and have a 1 year old son. I really want to have twins but i have no insurance to go to an obyn. Also im now just getting off the depo shot. What can i take over the counter to help increase my eggs for i can get pregnant with twins???

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    I I’ll love to get pregnant with twins what should I do? I’m 34 years old but I have pcos on my left ovaries? What treatment or pills should I take? Thanks

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    Hi I had a beautiful baby girl at 18. I’m 21 and married looking to expand my family. I lost a set of twins a few months ago. My husband was so hurt. What should I do to try to conceive twins?

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    I’m 28 yrs old women with PCOS. I want to conceive twins but I want to see which one you recommend.

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    Recently I had a miscarriage with a baby girl but right now I want to have twins. please suggest me. What is the solution of this?

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  • Tanya Roberts

    Dr.. Well I have 8 kids, and my last are twins, conceived naturally first try. I’m a fertile mertile. Well coming Jan I’ll have been on depo for 9 months and not getting shot again that month. What can help us get pregnant quicker? and will conceive easy give higher chances of multiples due to me already having twins, plus my age factor and running in my family. What do you think?

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