How to get Pregnant with Twins

Getting pregnant with twins is something which many people dream of and hope to achieve. It can be a wonderful experience parenting twins and watching them develop together but is it possible to actually strive to have twins and if so how can you increase your chances of this rather rare occurrence happening to you?

Below are some tips on how to increase your chances of conceving twins:

* Genetics

The biggest influence regarding twins being conceived is genetics. If twins run in the family you are more likely to have twins too. Non-identical twins run in the female family only but identical twins can run in both. If you are hoping to increase your chances of getting pregnant with twins then find yourself a partner who is a twin or has twins in their close family. 

* Put on weight

Not many women want to put on weight and it’s not advisable to be over weight if you can help it before becoming pregnant, however, it is thought that women who have more body fat are more likely to conceive twins. It is thought that women with a BMI of over 30 are more likely to have twins!

* Get pregnant later

The older you are the more likely you are to have twins. Women over the age of 35 are more likely to have twins. Be careful to remember though that pregnancy can have affects upon yourself and the unborn baby if you are older. 

* Diet

The kinds of foods you eat can increase your chances of falling pregnant with twins. It is thought that yams- which are a little bit like a sweet potato- encourage ovaries to produce more than one egg which will in turn increase your chances of having twins so by consuming more yams you are increasing your chances. Also eat plenty of dairy as this too can help.

* Fertility treatments

Medical interventions can increase the chances of twins being conceived. Women receiving IVF are likely to have twins as more than one egg is often fertilised it is, however, a complicated procedure and should not be entered into light-heartedly. 

If you would like to increase your chances of having twins above are some tips on how to do so but always remember to put your health first and to consider the implications it may have upon your health and the health of the babies too.