If you are hoping to get pregnant with twins, the odds appear to be stacked against you. The odds of conceiving twins naturally stand at approximately 89 to 1. The most obvious way to improve these odds is by taking fertility drugs or undergoing IVF treatment. However, not all women are enamoured by the prospect of taking medication in order to achieve their dream of having twins. The majority of twins are fraternal twins and this process occurs when two eggs are released during ovulation instead of the standard one. Identical twins come from the same egg and are extremely rare. Having twins is often a hereditary trait. If a close relative has had twins, this increases your chances. Below are some of the best natural ways to get pregnant with twins.
A recent Australian study showed that women who take a folic acid supplement before they get pregnant had a 40% higher chance of giving birth to twins than the national average.
Like many studies of this nature, there is other research which claims to contradict these claims. If nothing else, folic acid is proven to prevent neural tube defects which makes it an ideal supplement to take in any case.
Dr. Gary Steinman, a doctor who practices at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, has controversially claimed that women who eat dairy products are 400% more likely to have twins than those who try and skip dairy items whenever they can.
He outlined the results of his detailed study which compared vegan women to vegetarian women who consumed dairy products. Other scientists believe that your chances of getting pregnant with twins are only increased if you consume dairy products created by cows that have been treated with growth hormones.
Being Quick Off The Mark
There are occasions when a woman’s body behaves oddly straight after coming off birth control pills. This happens because the body is attempting to regulate its own hormone production.
Women who have been on these pills for six months or more find that their body adjusts to the control the pills have over the hormones. In such instances, the body takes up to two cycles in order to regulate hormone production after the woman stops taking the pills.
At this stage, it’s possible that the women received too much hormone stimulation which causes the ovaries to release an extra egg during the first one or two ovulation cycles after the birth control pills have been jettisoned. Therefore, conceiving straight after discontinuing your birth control pills increases your chances of getting pregnant with twins.
This is one of those strange but true situations. Everyone knows that women become less fertile as they get older but did you know that your chances of having twins also increases?
In actual fact, there is a 6 to 1 chance of getting pregnant with twins once you reach the age of 45. Older women produce more follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which informs the ovaries that it’s time to begin maturing an egg for ovulation.
Older women have fewer eggs than younger women and these eggs are of a lower quality. As a result, their body starts to compensate and produces even more FSH. This increase may result in over stimulation which results in more than one egg being produced during the ovulation process.
Naturally, this increases a woman’s chances of having twins. The downside to this is the risk involved. Once women reach the age of 45, they may not be able to get pregnant at all.
These are just some of the ways in which you can naturally increase your chances of getting pregnant with twins.