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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?

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

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How long do I have to be on my back after sex to increase chances of conceiving?

How long do I have to be on my back after sex to increase chances of conceiving?

No fixed time: Position is important: be on your back with a pillow or pillows under your hips. Your legs should rest on your partner's shoulders and I suggest at least 15-20 minutes of foreplay before intercourse until both partners are wet and dripping. I suggest maintaining that position for at least 5 minutes. Remember: "outercourse" is just as important as intercourse. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to increase my chances of conceiving this month?

Is there anything I can do to increase my chances of conceiving this month?

Maybe just a little: Be married first. Then decide whether or not to have children right away. If "yes", stop birth control methods, and be sure to have sex once or twice a day during the most fertile days. The fertile days are about 5 days before ovulation, through 2 days after ovulation. One can estimate that ovulation happens 14 days BEFORE the start of the next period (easier to do if having regular periods). ...Read more

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Can certain foods increase our chances of conceiving?

Can certain foods increase our chances of conceiving?

Food + for pregnancy: Although this is suggestive, the conclusion is not definitive. Clearly certain foods can prevent pregnancy such as eating very large amounts of vegetables containing sterols (equivalent to plant estrogens). In fact, the first birth control pills were made from compounds extracted from mexican yams. ...Read more

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Does continuing to "thrust" after ejaculation increase or decrease chances of conceiving? Does it matter?

Does continuing to "thrust" after ejaculation increase or decrease chances of conceiving? Does it matter?

Ejaculation: Tare about 20 million sperm per drop, so thrusting after finishing might help release a small amount still in the urethra, but also you may pull some down onto the shaft of the penis decreasing the amount. Main recommendation is that if trying to conceive is have your partner lay on her back with pillow under hips for 20 minutes before getting up after ejaculation. ...Read more

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What vitamins should I be taking to increase my chances of conceiving I am currently on B6 and folic acid?

What vitamins should I be taking to increase my chances of conceiving I am currently on B6 and folic acid?

Although the folic: Acid is very important for a healthy pregnancy - it won't cause you to conceive more quickly/ easily. No specific vitamins will enhance ease of conception. ...Read more

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Can herpes reduce fertility? Are there any ways to increase my chances of conceiving?

Can herpes reduce fertility? Are there any ways to increase my chances of conceiving?

Not typically: Herpes does not reduce fertility, but can be transmitted to newborn during childbirth if mother has active infection during labor. Infertility is defined as at least 1yr of actively trying to conceive without success. If you have not actively tried for a year, then focus on relaxation. You can purchase ovulation predictor kits to inform ideal time to attempt conception. ...Read more

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With having pcos and a uteran septum am I better of getting the septum removed to increase my chances of conceiving?

With having pcos and a uteran septum am I better of getting the septum removed to increase my chances of conceiving?

Yes: Removing the uterine septum will greatly increase your chances of maintaining a pregnancy. The pcos can be corrected afterwards. ...Read more

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Is drawing up semen into a pipette and inserting into the cervix safe? Will it increase chances of conceiving?

Is drawing up semen into a pipette and inserting into the cervix safe? Will it increase chances of conceiving?

Maybe and yes: This is called artificial insemenation. If you have a condition of subfertility then it can help increase your chances of conception. But if you have normal cycles and are ovulating, then it can only help if you have a cervical mucous factor which is preventing pregnancy. Your gyn should be able to help figure this out for you. ...Read more