Getting Pregnant with Twins

Getting Pregnant with Twins

One is good but two is delightful! Is this your motto? Are you looking to have not just one baby but two? Do you want to have twins? Well, you will be delighted to know that there are ways to increase your chances of having twins. In order to know about those you should know of the factors that influence twin and multiple births. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Family history

Family history plays the biggest role here. Do you or your partner have a family history of twins? If yes, chances are that you will have twins too. This phenomenon generally skips a generation. It is called skip-generation inheritance. This means that if your grandparents had twins and you are not a twin, your children most likely will be. This goes for any of the partners of course. If your mother was a fraternal twin too, there are chances that you will have twins.


Studies have shown that older women usually have twins and multiples. It has been reported that older women have one in five chances of having twins and that is a significant probability. If you are older than 35 years old, you probably have multiple ovulations or in other words, you may be producing more than just one egg.

Thus two sperm will fertilize them and you will have twins. However, be careful about waiting for a few years. Fertility decreases with age and you might not be able to conceive at all in a bid to have twins.

Fertility treatments

Fertility treatments such as IVF have shown more twin and multiple births. Thus, if you are having a problem conceiving a child and need to spend a lot of money on fertility treatments, look on the bright side – you have more chances of having twins! There are other fertility treatments that can have the same effect.

This is because fertility medicines help ovulation and they may cause double ovulation to occur. Obviously you won’t spend so much on fertility treatments just to have twins but if you are facing fertility issues and need to be treated, you can keep your fingers crossed for twins!

Eat yams and dairy products

Some people believe that eating yams facilitates twin births. Others believe that dairy products can help you conceive twins. In fact, the latter has been proved through studies. Hence if you want twins, you can tick the odds in your favor by eating cheese, butter, drinking milk, yogurt, and so on.

However be sure not to overdo it in your attempt to have twins because you might end up putting on a lot of weight that can actually lower your chances of pregnancy all together. Keep your weight in check at all times.

Contraceptive Pills

People who get pregnant despite taking contraceptive pills often have twins. However, it would be stupidity to take these pills in order to have twins. The pills are meant to avoid pregnancy and not facilitate it. It is just an off chance that you may get pregnant with twins and nothing more than that. Depending on this technique would be nothing short of insanity.

The bottom line

The bottom line is that most of the factors are not in your control. You can’t actually make sure that you have twins no matter what you do. The odds may increase with age and diet but know that there are side effects too and it is dangerous to try. Hence, you should leave it all on nature and hope for the best.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
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)