How To Conceive Twins
Having twins may be a wish and something being fancied for some, while others may find it less interesting. In the past, with the absence of fertility treatment and enhancements, having twins felt like rocket science – something which can only be had out of sheer luck.
In modern times, giving birth to multiples can be achieved in a number of ways, readily available to those who can afford it – it’s now achievable by choice rather strictly dependent on genetics and family history.
These techniques of giving birth to multiples, you’ll discover, only if you keep reading.
1. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) involves using medical intervention in order to conceive. Women who use IVF may also be prescribed fertility medications before the procedure to increase their chances of getting pregnant.
During IVF, a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm are extracted prior to fertilization. They are then incubated together in a laboratory dish to allow for the formation of an embryo.
With the help of an advanced medical procedure, doctors can then place the embryo in the woman’s uterus where it will implant and develop. To increase the odds that an embryo will take hold in the uterus, more than one may be put in during IVF – this increases the possibility of having twins.
2. Use Of Fertility Drugs
Medicines designed to increase fertility in women simply work by increasing the number of eggs produced in a woman’s ovaries. In a situation where multiple eggs are produced, it’s most likely that more than a single egg can be released and fertilized.
3. Your Age
Age is one of the determinants when it comes to birthing multiples. Conceiving when you’re older, helps increase the chances of having twins as opposed to conceiving at a younger age. It seems to be a twist of nature that just before a woman enters perimenopause, her ovaries start releasing more than one egg each month. This “fertility spike” is also influenced by a surge of estrogen in a female’s body. Fertility research has proven that twin pregnancies are much more common in women who are over 35 years. However, this only applies to non-identical twins.
4. Genetics and Family History
Genetics and people with a family history of having multiples are more likely to have twins or conceive multiples. This is especially true for women who have fraternal twins in their family. That’s because they’re more likely to have inherited the gene that makes them release more than one egg at a time.
Nevertheless, the general notion that having twins skips a generation is not true. Although there can appear to be a pattern in some families of this happening, the odds of having identical twins is the same for every woman.
Eating specific kinds of foods, enriched with a high level of dairy foods, milk, and meat is said to help, especially at the time of ovulation. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this.