How to get pregnant with twins

How to get pregnant with twins?

Hey women readers have you ever gave a thought to get pregnant with twins? Many couples desire to have twins. There are various reasons behind the thought of having twins, having a large family or just want to have a close siblings. The chance of multiple births is just about 3% but there are various methods which women can follow so as to increase the chances of having twins. Presently, many couples are really trying hard to conceive twins but their reasons vary.

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Which factors play an important role while giving a thought to get pregnant with twins? Lifestyle, genetics, diet and your ethnicity all together plays a very vital role in increasing the chances of having twins. These factors mainly give an idea about the women whether she is apt or not of conceiving the twins. Sometimes conceiving twins is just an act of fate but many a times getting pregnant with twins is a result of many common factors which were increased before conceiving them or during the sexual intercourse. Most of these factors are not at all scientifically proven but they are rooted more in tradition or from personal experiences of the couples. Here we will take a look at some factors which influence the readers to lend their bigger broods.

Conceiving twins naturally is a rare possibility. Undergoing fertility treatments or some other procedures like IVF. These methods might increase the chances of getting pregnant with twins. Many women are really curious about conceiving twins naturally and why not they when there are so many methods or guidelines which can help them to get pregnant with twins. But before giving a thought of getting pregnant with twins, you should be aware of the risks and complications which you might have to suffer during your pregnancy i.e. premature birth of the babies and preeclampsia.

Can women increase the chances to get pregnant with twins? Yes, off course why not. There are various things that will definitely increase your chances to get pregnant with twins but some of these are really beyond anyone’s control. If your (female partner) family history includes twins then there are more chances and moreover when only fraternal twins. If woman get pregnant with twins then it has nothing to do with the male partner as it is purely based on the genetics of the woman. Fraternal “twin gene” may be passed from your parents but identical “twin gene” has nothing to do with hereditary.

Factors which can lead to get conceive twins

Family History

Sometimes twinning is hereditary and if your family history has got twins running they you may wonder that you can have to. Family history of the female partner only fraternal (dizygotic twins) can only influence in conceiving twins. If mother or grandmother of the female partner had conceived twins during pregnancy then there are a lot of chances of conceiving twins.

Gaining Weight

Rising rate of obesity will lead to rising rate in conceiving twins. Female partners having Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher are more likely to conceive twins. This statistic only holds true for fraternal (dizygotic) twins. Furthermore, conceiving mothers having above-average height are more likely to conceive twins.

Growing Old

Older mothers conceiving are more likely to give birth to twins or multiples as compared to their younger counterparts. The biological clock starts ticking faster and that’s being the reason behind the accelerating ovulation in the body. Mothers above the age of 45 are more like to have multiples (though just 20% chances). With age, risks also increases including higher rates of miscarriage or gestational diabetes during pregnancy or even their babies are at higher risk of chromosomal abnormalities.

You can have more twins

If you are mother of twins before then there are high chances of conceiving twins again. A research says that mothers of twins are four times more likely to conceive and deliver twins than those women who only had singleton or has never being pregnant.

Intake of healthy diet including yams and diary

The Yoruba tribe in West Africa has the high rate of twinning all over the world and still even researches are not sure of the reason. Some say that the reason behind conceiving twins is because of the mother’s diet which is being high in cassava (a type of yam/sweet potato). This vegetable peeling contains high chemical which is the chief reason behind hyper ovulation and further helps the mother to conceive twins. Mother’s consuming dairy products on daily basis are 5 times more likely to give birth to multiples.

Fertility assistance

With the development in technology including the development in reproductive technology, increased the multiple birth rates. This technology helps in stimulating the ovulation which can further lead to multiple pregnancy but couples can even have twins via in-vitro fertilization. Among IVF patients, there are number of reasons which lead to multiple twins and even no ethical doctor would provide treatment. This means that fertility treatment should only be carried out when necessary.

Follow the guidelines for how to get pregnant with twins

  1. Intake of frolic acid is completely linked with conceiving twins. It increases 40% chances of getting pregnant with twins. Furthermore, frolic acid helps in preventing the neural tube defects as well.
  2. Women with taller height or are overweight have more chances to get pregnant with twins.
  3. More dairy products increases 5% chance of women to get pregnant with twins and vegans have less chances. Intake of dairy products or milk by women from those cows who are treated with growth hormone are likely to have more chances.
  4. Continue to give breastfeed after you give birth to baby only if you want to have twins the next time you conceive. Women conceiving when continuous breastfeeding, there are about 9% more chances so as to get pregnant with twins.
  5. If you want to conceive with twins and if woman is taking birth control pills and suddenly discontinue taking them then they must conceive within a short period itself.
  6. Women can have wild yams which further causes hyper stimulation of the woman ovaries and that may release more than one egg at once.
  7. Women can conceive at an older age. If women try to conceive above the age of 40 or 45 years then there is 17% more chances to get pregnant with twins.

Symptoms of conceiving Twins

  1. During first trimester, early and excessive nausea
  2. Extra weight gain
  3. Severe back pain
  4. Large size of uterus than normal on due date
  5. More fatal movements during second trimester and later

Later trimesters:-

  • Increase in back pain
  • Varicose veins
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Trouble in breathing
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Large belly than usual pregnancy
  • Preeclampsia
  • Premature labor

Tests during multiple pregnancies

  • Blood pressure checks- preeclampsia and high BP
  • Blood tests- anemia
  • Urine test- urinary tract infection
  • Transvaginal ultrasound- length of cervix
  • Oral glucose screen (second trimester)- gestational diabetes
  • Electronic fetal heart monitoring- makes sure about well doing of the fetuses

Facts about Twin Pregnancies

  1. Older the age, more chances of conceiving twins
  2. Women pregnant with twins might have to consume more frolic acid
  3. Women pregnant with twins require more monitoring than women carrying singleton
  4. Women carrying twins will have higher level of morning sickness including back pain, heartburn and sleeping difficulties
  5. Miscarriages are most common in twin pregnancies and for saving yourself from this accident spotting may be more common and important
  6. Women carrying twins are likely to feel more fatal movements earlier than those women carrying singleton
  7. Women carrying twins are more likely to gain more weight
  8. During twin pregnancies, women are more at a risk of developing gestational diabetes during the period and furthermore are more at a risk of developing diabetes 2 at later phase of life
  9. During twin pregnancies, women are at high risk of preeclampsia which is marked by high BP, protein in the urine and sometimes swelling up of legs, feet and hands
  10. Early labor or delivery with women carrying twins
  11. Cesarean section are more common with women carrying multiples

Yeah! It is really a lovely feeling of getting pregnant but if you get to know that you are pregnant with twins then that feeling is simply the out of the world. You feel that you are on Cloud 9! And simply that is the happiest moment of the couple’s life. Knowing and giving birth to twins are two different aspects. After giving birth, holding your twin babies in arms is simply a marvelous experience (becoming a mother is a second birth for every woman and this birth gives her experience of her life).

Have you given birth to twins? Yes? What were your feelings when you came to know that you are carrying twins?

Please share your thoughts and feelings with us.

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