Tips on Natural Ways to Conceive Twins

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Some women have just simply always dreamed of having twins. Having twins is a very special thing, not only for their parents, but for the babies themselves. Twins have a built in best friend, and someone who understands them on a completely different level. Having twins is something that many couples just want to do, but are there any ways to increase your odds? Read on to find out more.

1. Know Your Family History

Well, this one really isn’t something that you have any control over, but still, you should be aware that you are more likely to have twins if they run in your family or your partner’s family. If twins run in both sides of your family, even more lucky. Definitely find out both your and your partner’s family history if you want to know your chances of having twins without really trying.

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2. Eat More Dairy

It might sound crazy, but some studies suggest that women who eat dairy products are actually up to five times more likely to conceive twins than women who do not eat dairy on a regular basis. The jury is still out on the reasoning behind this one, but it’s a good idea to drink your milk and eat your cheese anyways.

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3. Eat Sweet (Potatoes That Is)

In some parts of the world, where yams and sweet potatoes make up the majority of the diet of the population, twins are incredibly common. It might sound a little out there, but up your yam intake and you just may have a better chance of conceiving doubles.

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4. Folic Acid

Folic acid supplements are a great idea when you are trying to conceive anyway, but women who were already taking a folic acid supplement at the time of conception were up to forty percent more likely to have twins. Definitely something to think about.

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5. Don’t Diet

Now, this isn’t saying that you should be overweight or unhealthy, but some studies suggest that women who weigh more are actually more likely to conceive twins. We are sure your doctor would not suggest gaining weight for the sole purpose of having twins, however, so just be aware of this advice and do not try to gain weight to increase your odds of having twins.

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6. Keep Breastfeeding

Another strange one, but studies do show that women who are breastfeeding when they conceive are more likely to conceive twins. Researchers are not sure why the connection, but it may be a reason to prolong breastfeeding if you are hoping for twins the next time around.

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Dr. Lynette Weiss, MD

Dr. Lynette Weiss is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician and Scientific Director. She is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.