There are many couples who are wondering how to get pregnant with twins. Natural twins are fairly rare. Without in vitro fertilization
, your chances of having twins are about 3%. A lot of the factors that make twins more likely are things you can’t change, such as your family history and your race. Women who are over 35, of African descent, and tall are more likely to have twins naturally. However, there are some things you can do to improve your odds if you want to have twins.
Increase your intake of folic acid
A few studies have found that women who have a higher level of folic acid
(vitamin B9) have a higher chance of conceiving twins. The best way to up your levels is to take a folic acid supplement. Folic acid is also essential for preventing neural tube defects such as spina bifida, so it’s a good idea to take it regularly while you are trying to conceive anyway.
Eat more sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes and yams are believed to increase your chances of conceiving
multiples (twins, trips, or even more). You can also try cassava, an African variant of the vegetable. Some people believe cassava increases the changes of hyperovulation, when two eggs come down instead of one during ovulation.
If you already have a baby, you may want to continue breastfeeding. At least one study has shown that women who conceive while breastfeeding are more likely to have twins. Some women, on the other hand, do not ovulate while breastfeeding. If this is the case for you, you may need to stop breast feeding in order to resume your normal menstrual cycle.
Women who eat
and drink dairy products are said to be more likely to conceive twins. This may be a result of the nutrients in milk and other dairy products. Or it may be a result of growth hormones used in cows. You may want to consult with your doctor about what level of dairy consumption is healthy.
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