Having Twins or Triplets….

Posted on April 21, 2017. Filed under: Multiple Birth, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Even though there are no guarantees, there are several elements that need to be in place to become pregnant with twins or triplets. Here are some of the possible elements, in no particular order:
1) If you already have other children;
2) If you are over 30 years old;
3) Chances are even greater if you are over 35 years old;
4) The closer they are to you on your family tree;
5) If you used infertility assistance; and
6) They will start on your family tree somewhere and perhaps you will be the one who will get things started.
I could add here that if you have one spontaneous set of multiples, i.e. no infertility assistance, it is said that you can up your chances by 50% of having multiples again in a subsequent pregnancy. There is one family who had nine children, including four sets of twins.
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Who might have multiples?

Posted on March 11, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

While nothing is certain, there are several situations where a woman might conceive multiples spontaneously.

~if Mom is over 30, and the chances are even higher if Mom is over 35 years old.

~if Mom has already had other children.

~if Mom has already had multiples.

~the closer they are to you in your family tree, the better the chance that you might conceive multiples.

~if Mom already has a set of multiples, the chances of having them again is upped by about another 50%.

~dizygotic (fraternal) twins run through the woman’s side of the family.  There is always enough sperm and what happens is that Mom has released at least two eggs in her cycle for fertilization.  We do not yet know why monozygotic (identicals) occur.  Even though Mom has released two eggs for dizygotics, one, or both of those embryos could split to become monozygotic within the dizygotic set for triplets or more.  Confused?  No wonder!

And, of course, if one is using infertility assistance, there is a chance of having at least twins.

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