Giving birth is a miraculous experience. Finding out you are pregnant is an overwhelming experience and being pregnant with twins doubles the excitement. It is very hard to predict whether you are likely to conceive with twins under natural circumstances, however the chances are higher for those undergoing IVF, IUI or other medical treatments. In case you are wondering how you can naturally increase your odds of having twins, keep reading.
Natural formation of twins
The majority of twins are fraternal which means they are conceived from two separate eggs. Identical twins, on the other hand, are a result of one fertilized egg which is then split into two, and they are very rare.
How to increase the odds of having twins?
You are more likely to have twins if you have a family history of twins. Other factors that have an important role are your age and ethnicity. Caucasian women are less likely to have twins than African American women, and Asian women have the smallest chances. These factors are something you are born with and you have no control of.
However, there are other factors that can also affect your chances of having twins such as:
– Your age
Women who are older have higher chances, however older mothers also have an increased risk of miscarriage or other complications during pregnancy
– Dairy products
According to one theory, women who consume the right amount of dairy products are 5 times more likely to have twins. This theory comes from a small town in Nigeria which has the highest rate of twins. The women from this town eat cassava root, or wild yams which stimulates the ovaries to release more than one egg during ovulation.
If you are breastfeeding at the time you conceive, you are 9 times more likely to have twins
– Birth control pills
If you were using birth control pills for 6 months or more, your body will become used to the hormones from the pill. However, when you stop taking them your body will start to regulate the hormones on its own which can result in a much higher hormone stimulation that can cause the release of more than one egg during ovulation.
We hope you have found this article informing and that you will try some of the tips. If you are trying to conceive with twins, we wish you all the luck in the world.