Natural Ways to Increase Your Chances of Having Twins.
Olabode Aderemi Temitayo. April 7, 2016
Natural Ways to Increase Your Chances of Having Twins includes:
- Taking Folic Acid Supplements: Research concludes that intake of folic acid is one of the natural ways to get pregnant with twins. Additionally, folic acid helps to overcome neural tube defects during pregnancy and helps in healthy growth of your foetus. If you are planning to conceive twins naturally, take a 400-1000 micrograms supplement and elevate your intake of Vitamin B9 rich foods. Some of the best food sources to contain folic acid are lettuce, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, egg yolk, sunflower seeds, asparagus, broccoli, honeydew melon and liver.
- Gaining extra body weight: Overweight women have higher chances of conceiving twins than normal ones. Most of the doctors recommend intake of dairy or calorie-rich food to get pregnant with twins.
- Eat Dairy Products: Intake of dairy-based products boosts your chances of multiple birth pregnancies. Consuming milk from the hormone treated cows increases your chance of conceiving twins. Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) that is usually found in the liver of cows trigger the phenomenon of multiple pregnancies.
- Fertility Treatment: Getting advanced fertility assistance including in vitro fertilization or taking fertility drugs stimulates the ovaries to produce more than one ovarian follicle each month. It results in twin pregnancy. If you go through IVF (in vitro fertilization), you have 20-40% higher chance of twin pregnancy. However, it depends upon the number of embryos place within your embryo.
Another treatment commonly preferred by the fertility specialist is the intrauterine insemination (IUI). A syringe is used to place the sperms within your uterus, and it boosts the chances of giving birth to multiple babies.
- Enough Gap before Subsequent Conception: To elevate your chances of conceiving twins you have to give enough gap between your next conception processes. Try to give enough space in the conception periods, instead of rushing every year. It hampers your chances of conceding twins.
- Continue Breastfeeding: If you are already the mother of a nursing baby, it is advisable to continue feeding your baby or toddler. Your body produces a higher percentage of prolactin, during the breastfeeding phase and it increases your chances of conceiving twins.
- Eat Hyperovulation-stimulating Foods: There are different varieties of foods to increase the rate of ovulation and stimulates the ovaries to release multiple eggs. A wild yam especially cassava is popularly known for its hyper- stimulating property, and it increases your chances of twin pregnancy. Some of other protein-rich foods to increase chances of a twin pregnancy are tofu, soy isoflavones, whole wheat and whole grains.
- Use Birth Control Pill: Birth control pills play a pivotal role in helping you conceive twins naturally. When you stop taking the birth control medication, your body takes some time to find its natural rhythm. It causes the body to have a higher hormone flux, and it increases your chances to release more eggs in the uterus. It leads to the conception of fraternal twins.
- Have More Children: Having more number of children increases your chance of conceiving twins naturally. The more time you become pregnant, it becomes easier for your body to produce multiple eggs during ovulation.
Olabode Aderemi Temitayo