Babies are the biggest gift parents can get. Getting pregnant is an amazing experience for all women who want to be moms, and conceiving twins is the biggest joy in their life. Giving birth to a child is one of the main life goals for every woman.
Conceiving twins is an unpredictable process – unlike naturally, the chances of conceiving twins with specific medical treatments are far higher. However, there are a few natural ways of conceiving twins and we’re going to show you what you need to do.
Natural formation of twins
Most twins are fraternal, meaning that they are conceived when two eggs released during ovulation develop separately. In some cases, one egg splits in two during the process, creating identical twins.
How to increase the chances of conceiving twins
There are many natural ways in which you can increase your chances of getting twins, although some are completely out of your hands. Family history of conceiving twins is one of the major factors, while your ethnicity and age also play a part. African-American women are far more likely to get twins, and they are also more common in older women. Some newer studies suggest that having a BMI of over 30 also increases the chances of conceiving twins.
Women who are older have higher chances of conceiving twins, but they also have a higher risk of miscarriage. According to experts, increasing your dairy product and yams consumption can also increase your chances of staying pregnant with twins. One village in Nigeria has the highest rate of twins in the world, and scientists think that it’s because of a compound found in wild yams that causes hyper stimulation of the ovaries and makes them release a bigger number of eggs during ovulation.
According to one study, women who are breastfeeding when trying to conceive have a 9 times higher chance of getting twins. Some experts suggest trying to conceive after getting off birth control pills. Birth control pills disrupt the natural hormonal balance in the body – once you stop using them, the body may start secreting a bigger amount of hormones on its own, leading to the release of more eggs during ovulation.