What are the Chances of Having Twins with Clomid?

What are the Chances of Having Twins with Clomid?

What is Clomid?

Clomid is a very popular and commonly prescribed fertility drug in the United States. Clomid is usually a fertility doctor’s first line of defense, and the first thing that a doctor will try when a woman seeks fertility help. Clomid helps to stimulate the ovaries and help to make sure that a woman is ovulating. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

When a woman is taking Clomid, her body is producing more follicles and hormones than usual, and estrogen levels are increased as well. When this happens, a woman can produce more than one mature egg. If these eggs are fertilized, then a woman will have twins.

It is much more common for a woman to get pregnant with twins if she is taking Clomid, but just what are the chances of having twins with Clomid? Read on to find out.

How likely is Clomid to cause twins?

For most women, the natural chance of getting pregnant with twins during any given cycle is between 1 and 3 percent, so not very high at all. You might think that by taking Clomid, a woman would be increasing her chances of having twins dramatically, but that is not true.

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. Less than 1 percent of Clomid pregnancies result in the births of triplets or higher order multiples, so don’t be concerned about that. It is very rare.

What to know about Clomid twins

There are some cases that women are more likely to have twins if taking Clomid. If women younger than 25 take Clomid, they are more likely to have twins. If women who do not have trouble ovulating take Clomid (you should never do this), then they are much more likely to have twins.

Another reason that women might be more likely to get pregnant with twins is if they take more than the recommended dose of Clomid. This can be very dangerous however, so never take more Clomid than what your doctor tells you to.

Clomid twins on purpose?

You might have heard of women who don’t need fertility treatments purposely asking their doctors for Clomid because they just want to have twins. This is not a good idea, since Clomid is definitely not guaranteed to produce twins, and even if you do get pregnant with twins, that can cause its own difficulties and complications. Only take Clomid under doctor’s orders, and under very close doctor’s supervision.

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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).