Lots of women get excited at the thoughts of having twins. Having one child is a blessing, having two at once is having double the blessing. Amazing isn’t it?
Countless women have hoped that they get pregnant with twins and have felt disappointed when it didn’t happen as they hoped. Scientists have studied women who later conceived twins and have suggested on ways to improve your chances.
As it has been known, having a family line that has a history of twins is one of the greater chances to delivering twins. Having twins are hereditary.
Overweight women (women with pre-pregnancy BMIs higher than 30) are more likely to have fraternal twins than women with lower BMIs. Researchers hypothesize it’s because taller women have higher levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF), which boosts ovulation by upping the sensitivity of the ovaries to FSH.
Women who take certain fertility treatment are likely to have more than one baby because fertility drugs stimulate your ovaries. This increases the chances of releasing several eggs at a time. Multiples result from in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Some researchers believe that eating yams increase your chance of multiples. It is said that yams hyper-stimulate your ovaries and this might cause the release of more than a single egg when you ovulate. Another study suggested that women who consume dairy are more likely to have twins due to high levels of a synthetic hormone in milk products.
While a woman is taking pills, her body gets used to the artificially regulated hormonal functions. After she goes off the pills her body has to adjust back to self-regulation and this may enable the ovaries to release two eggs at the same time. If both get fertilized at once, you have got twins. Sometimes pregnancy occurs when the pill isn’t taken consistently, playing around with hormones can lead to hyper-ovulation, increasing the chances of multiples.
According to a study on twins, if you conceive when breastfeeding your chance of conceiving twins is increased by nine times. This may be due to hormones triggered by the act of breastfeeding. There may be a connection and if you are eager to have twins, you may want to consider that option.
Finally, women who wait until later in life to conceive are more likely to have twins. Women over 35 tend to produce more follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) than younger women and women with higher levels of these hormones are more likely to have twins. The increase in FSH levels also shows declining fertility. This means they are less likely to get pregnant, but more likely to have twins if they happen to conceive. Also, as a woman gets older, the quality and the number of eggs her body produces goes down. To make up for this her body produces more hormones to improve her ovulation and may enable her produce two eggs at a time which will increase her chance of having twins.
You can follow these tips on how to get pregnant with twins and take your chances. Good Luck!