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How would we increase our chances of having twins?

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Old 12-28-2005, 06:52 AM   #1
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How would we increase our chances of having twins?

There are twins in my Father was a twin and my Mother had sisters that were twins.. I am considered advanced maternal age at 35. I have been TTC for 3 months now and I am due for AF in two days. I tested this morning and got a BFN. UGH!! Would progesterone cream help and where would I get it? Can I get it from a health food store? When would I start using it? Thanks for you help... Baby dust to everyone...I hope 2006 will be our year..

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Old 12-28-2005, 07:26 AM   #2
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Re: How would we increase our chances of having twins?

From what I understand there isn't much you can do to increase your chance of having twins. It happens when you O twice in one cycle and both eggs get fertilized, or when one egg divides. I don't know of anything you can do to control this. It's not completely uncommon to O twice in one cycle, but there's no way you can ensure that both eggs get fertilized. Maybe this is something you shoud ask a DR about.

Old 01-02-2006, 11:28 PM   #3
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Re: How would we increase our chances of having twins?

I've heard that frequent sex can possibly induce double ovulation but I have no idea if it's true . There are a lot of old wive's tales out there but that sounded like the funnest one to try .

I would love to have twins also...I have a twin brother and always loved it. We were in some of the same classes at school and had a lot of the same friends. We get along really really well as adults too (so do our kids).

IVF and clomid can increase your chances for twins but the chance is only slightly higher than average. Of course these are only used if you're having difficult conceiving and are obviously more expensive than the "old fashioned" way .

I hope you get your twins!


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