How Common are Clomid Twins?

How Common are Clomid Twins?

All about Clomid

If you are just beginning on your fertility journey, chances are that you have already heard of Clomid. Clomid is a super popular and commonly prescribed fertility drug all over the world. When a woman seeks fertility help, Clomid is often a doctor’s first choice for treatment, and helps to jump start ovulation in many women. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Clomid helps to stimulate the ovaries and help to make sure that a woman is ovulating. When a woman is taking Clomid, her body is producing more follicles and hormones than usual, and estrogen levels are also increased. Sometimes, while on Clomid, a woman can produce more than one mature egg.

If these eggs are fertilized, then a woman will have twins. Clomid does increase chances of having twins, but not as much as you might think. Keep reading for more information on Clomid twins and just how common they are.

Likelihood of Clomid twins

The chance of getting pregnant with twins naturally, without any fertility drugs, is not very high at all, only between 1 and 3 percent. Many people think that by taking Clomid, women increase their chance of having twins very dramatically, but that is not actually the case. We do hear about Clomid twins quite often on blogs or online message boards, but the chances of having Clomid twins really is not that great.

The chance of having twins while taking Clomid is only around 8-10 percent, so it does increase a woman’s chances, but not that much. When it comes to multiples, the chance of conceiving them while taking Clomid is even more rare. Only one percent of Clomid pregnancies result in triplets or higher order multiples.

More info on Clomid twins

While some women might plan to use Clomid to get pregnant with twins on purpose, that is definitely not advisable. Twins can cause pregnancy complications, and put both mother and baby at a higher risk. Women younger than 25 are much more likely to have twins while taking Clomid.

Obviously, if a woman who doesn’t have any problems ovulating, she doesn’t need Clomid. Taking Clomid when you don’t need to makes twins much more likely, as does taking more than the recommended dosage. Always follow your doctor’s orders when it comes to Clomid and never take it without close supervision by a doctor.

Even if you really want to have twins, taking Clomid without following doctor’s orders can be very dangerous. As with all sorts of drugs, only take Clomid as directed and stay in close contact with your doctor to make sure that you get the best results.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).