This is a discussion on How To Get Twins within the Trying To Conceive forum, part of the You and Your Family category; Hihi! I know that twins are begotten by people who has 'twins genes' in family, sometimes older women above age ...
I know that twins are begotten by people who has 'twins genes' in family, sometimes older women above age 35 and sometimes it just happens to people the eggs/cells split. Just wondering any other ways to get twins naturally? Without medical intervention (IVF).
Anyone to enlighten me?
Taking Clomid will tell your body to ovulate more eggs, thus increasing the chances of conception. It's often used when the woman has problem with ovulation, and if they get lucky enough, they end up with more than 1 baby!
My twins are naturally conceived, and I honestly have no idea how I got them, except that I have a pair of grandaunt twins. In my parents' generation there are no twins. My gynae said most probably I was ovulating two eggs at one go. I am turning 23 this year, so I guess considered quite young for a chance to have twins.
However, in the case of identical twins, it is purely a random event for the egg to split and can happen even to those who have no family history of twins. Of course the chances are increased if it runs in the family.
On a side note, the human body is designed to carry only 1 baby at 1 time, and twin (or more) pregnancies are considered high risk, with a lot of medical and financial implications to consider. So my advise is let things happen naturally. If you get lucky it's a bonus!
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i definitely agree with pink diamonds. Both my hubby and my side never have twins, we tried to trace back 4 generations also no luck. But may studies have indicated woman's age as 1 of the factors. The higher age group, the more possibility of the egg spiltting into 2 after that. Well, i had twins last year and I was 38,so considered high risk and yes, i delivered earlier-prematurely at 30 weeks but naturally though. Now the twins are 12 mths old and their daily expenses cost many bombs.
I agree with kathtan & pinkdiamonds. Twins are a bonus to have. Many ppl envy families with twins as twins are not as common and a joy to the familiy. However, as shared by kathtan, the financial part is big cost as well.
If you have a first birth which is a twin, it maybe something tough to cope with cos there is no experiences in terms of handling babies and now, you have two to take care at the same time.
If it is the 2nd birth, it is probably a joy, cos can stop at two and you have 3.
If it is the 3rd birth, then it will be a lot handful. You need to upsize the house, car.. you need two cots and stock up your house with tonnes of milk powder and diapers. Cannot afford to buy as and when you need them . You have to buy when promotion is on. You need to stay at home cos 1 helper is not enough. You lose your finanacial independence and now the heavy load lies on your hubby. You get more conscious of savings for the family as now, you are a homemaker.
Some families have 2 helpers for twins. They have even enlisted the help of grandparents to take care should they still need to work.
Just sharing the other side of the picture and not trying to scare off mummies who wish for twins. It's a blessings to have twins ... NATURALLY ..
dont say twin.. 1 also i cannot score
never give up..!!
I also agree.
when I was preg, I was hoping for twins, preferable boy-girl twins so that I go thru the pain once and then close factory.
But after understanding the risk and complication, I dare not anyhow hope . I even have a friend who got referred by her gynae from a private hospital to KK, cuz the gynae say twins consider high risk case.