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twins? ♥ laura-marie + 1 1 child; Stalybridge, United Kingdom 1339 posts
8th Mar '13

hello ladies.



Me and my boyfriend are decided to try again for another little baby =] woo!



I was wondering if there are any natural ways to help concieve twins?
I'll be happy to just have one more but just thought I'd ask.



Thank you in advance

Zepplin's Mommy :) 1 child; Magnolia, Delaware 911 posts
8th Mar '13

watching since i would love twins! :)

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
8th Mar '13

LOL no.



Fraternal twins are hereditary from the female's bloodline. If your mother's side of the family is known to ovulate and release two eggs at once instead of 1, you may have a chance.



Identical twins are a freak happening. This is when cells randomly divide after fertilization which is not controlled by anything.

♥ laura-marie + 1 1 child; Stalybridge, United Kingdom 1339 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" LOL no. Fraternal twins are hereditary from the female's bloodline. If your mother's side of the family ... [snip!] ... twins are a freak happening. This is when cells randomly divide after fertilization which is not controlled by anything. "


I thought that. I knew I'd look stupid posting this lol
There have been twins on my side of the family but not for years.
I read that it didnt matter if he had twins on his side and that that doesn't make a difference.
I dont want to go on fertility medication or anything just something natural lol
I guess it's a never mind then? like nothing I can do will help?

♥ laura-marie + 1 1 child; Stalybridge, United Kingdom 1339 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Zepplin's Mommy :):" watching since i would love twins! :)"


aww me too =]
I really wish there was a way lol

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting ♥ laura-marie + 1:" I thought that. I knew I'd look stupid posting this lol There have been twins on my side of the family ... [snip!] ... on fertility medication or anything just something natural lol I guess it's a never mind then? like nothing I can do will help?"


Nothing.



And fertility meds are only going to be given to you if you're not ovulating on your own, and the wreak havoc on your hormones so I wouldn't even consider it for non-medically necessary reasons.

mama2manyyy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
8th Mar '13

I am pregnant with twins and they do not run in my family at all, and according to what my husband found online since I am still fairly young and there was no ivf or anything the chances of conceiving twins shouldn't have been that high. The one thing that might have made it happen was I went off BC. He read online that if your on the pill and go off it the first month gives you the best chance of conceiving twins because you might drop an extra egg.

GTFOGTFO 6 kids; Italy 5611 posts
8th Mar '13

There isn't a natural way to conceive twins. It's hereditary, or caused by IVF drugs.



To be totally honest, I would look about the risks associated with having twins. I know it seems ideal for people, but for the babies and mother, it can be really dangerous.

ThreeLittleBirds 4 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1052 posts
8th Mar '13

The natural way would be to either conceive them spontaneously or have a family history of twins. There is no way to "try" to get twins unless you are undergoing fertility treatment.

Zepplin's Mommy :) 1 child; Magnolia, Delaware 911 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting ♥ laura-marie + 1:" aww me too =] I really wish there was a way lol "


I wish so to! i was a twin but my mom lost it not long after the first ultrasound she got :/ so maybe i have a good chance? lol i hope so!

mama2manyyy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting -Kaysay-:" There isn't a natural way to conceive twins. It's hereditary, or caused by IVF drugs. To be totally ... [snip!] ... associated with having twins. I know it seems ideal for people, but for the babies and mother, it can be really dangerous."


I totally agree with you. I almost had a heart attack when the tech announced that we had a bonus baby, this was the last thing I wanted. Now there is an issue with them and we are stuck waiting to find out if I am going to lose one or both of them and if they are going to have severe issues. Also, if I do lose one there are a lot of issues that can cause for me like excessive bleeding, infection, etc.

mama2manyyy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
8th Mar '13

Also twins are at a higher risk for genetic disorders and birth defects.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting -Kaysay-:" There isn't a natural way to conceive twins. It's hereditary, or caused by IVF drugs. To be totally ... [snip!] ... associated with having twins. I know it seems ideal for people, but for the babies and mother, it can be really dangerous."


Identical isn't hereditary, actually, that's just a freak happening.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TmA's mommy:</b>" I am pregnant with twins and they do not run in my family at all, and according to what my husband found ... [snip!] ... on the pill and go off it the first month gives you the best chance of conceiving twins because you might drop an extra egg."</blockquote>



I've heard that about bc as well. And also I've heard If you get preg the month after a mc the chances are higher too. Just extra hormones or something make you hyper ovulate idk.



My twins were from clomid. I do not recommend that for fun. It cause me a lot of problems, one twin didn't grow, I ended up with vasa previa because my placenta Implanted wrong, I had placenta previa and had bleeding a few times during my preg. Got hospitalized once and was on bed rest. Then spent the last month of my preg on hospital bed rest and had my surviving baby at 35 weeks via medically necessary planned csection due to the Vasa previa. Then when they delivered her they found out I had two placentas and they stretched across te whole left side of my uterus and luckily it didn't happen but it put me at high risk for a hysterectomy at birth. And I had to worry my whole preg about my baby bleeding to death spontaniously and going into labor which would have killed her because of the VP. Now I'm in counseling for PTSD and my csection was a rough recovery because of her being in the nicu. Yeah not worth it IMO. There was a dumbass on here awhile back trying to use black market clomid to have twins and apparently my story didn't phase her because all I got was "we'll everyone's body reacts differently". But not worth it IMO if you don't need it. Of course I'm happy to have my baby but I really wish I'd have been able to conceive without clomid. Part of me wonders if it was worth it, but then I look at my LO and yes it was. But it would have been nice to not have to go through all that to get her here.

GTFOGTFO 6 kids; Italy 5611 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" Identical isn't hereditary, actually, that's just a freak happening. "


.....right. I didn't say it was. If you want to get technical, a ton of drugs, even non-IVF, can cause multiples too.