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Doctor insights on: Are There Any Medications That Can Increase The Chances Of Conceiving Twins

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What can I do to increase my chances of conceiving twins?

What can I do to increase my chances of conceiving twins?

Cross your fingers: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%. Use of fertility medications can increase that chance up to 25%, but its considered medically inappropriate to administer fertility medicines purely for conceiving multiples. ...Read more

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What are my chances of conceiving twins on clomid (clomiphene)?

What are my chances of conceiving twins on clomid (clomiphene)?

5-8%: Only 5-8% unless you have more than 5 follices by ultrasound, then the risk increases. Also women over 35 will have a lower chance for twins with Clomid (clomiphene) i would recommend reviewing this with the doctor who prescribed your Clomid (clomiphene) and he/ she should give you a % based on your age, diagnosis and number of eggs developing. ...Read more

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I'm on a very high fiber, dairy, folate (folic acid) diet. What are the chances of conceiving twins? My periods are spot on regular. I know genes play a huge role.

I'm on a very high fiber, dairy, folate (folic acid) diet. What are the chances of conceiving twins? My periods are spot on regular. I know genes play a huge role.

Diet irrelevant: Your diet may affect your chances for pregnancy in certain situations, but it would be unlikely to affect your chances for twins. The normal incidence of twins is about 1 % but the risk is higher with fertility drugs and if you have a family history. Most of the twins you see around the community these days are from fertility treatment. ...Read more

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What are my chances of conceiving twins after a mirena (levonorgestrel) extraction? And there is a chance that my generation on my father side has twins.

What are my chances of conceiving twins after a mirena (levonorgestrel) extraction? And there is a chance that my generation on my father side has twins.

Same as usual: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) would not have any effect on your chances of having twins. The presence of twins in the family may have a very small effect, but not much. ...Read more

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Is there an increased chance of conceiving twins after taking drugs for ivf/egg donations?

Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) raises the multiple rates to 8% ( 99% twins ) from 2% general population. Femara gives a multiple rate of 5% and gonadotropins are about 15% ( 95%twins). Ivf and donor egg ivf is dependent on the number of embryos transferred, but can range from 2-30%. ...Read more

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How do I naturally increase the chances of conceiving a girl baby?

How do I naturally increase the chances of conceiving a girl baby?

The odd is ~50/50 : There isn't a sure way to get pregnant with a boy or a girl based on day the week to have relation--there are some anecdotal report to suggest certain time of day favors girl vs boy pregnancy, but no conclusive research. The only sure way is to determine genetically is via insemination etc..Otherwise, your chance is just about 50/50 naturally--same as flipping a coin for head or tail. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does increasing the amount of sperm in the vagina (in the same day) ultimately increase the chances of conceiving during your fertile window?

Does increasing the amount of sperm in the vagina (in the same day) ultimately increase the chances of conceiving during your fertile window?

Theory vs. Reality: Theoretically yes. But, most men who ejaculate are ejaculating millions of sperm each time. Millions of sperm are designed to swim to the readied egg. It only takes one sperm to cause pregnancy and there are millions trying with each ejaculation. ...Read more