Natural Remedies to Help Conceive Twins?

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For many reasons, a couple may decide that they are interested in becoming the parents of twins. Often times, the couple might decide that they want to get pregnant with twins naturally.

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So, are there any natural ways to increase the chances of conceiving twins? Read on to find out more about how to conceive twins, the natural way.

1. Increase Your Folic Acid

There are actually a few different studies out there that show that women who take folic acid before getting pregnant are more likely to conceive twins. Unfortunately, the results of these studies have not been proven and there are actually some other studies that show contradicting results.

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However, since folic acid is so important in preventing neural tube defects in unborn babies, it is a good idea to take it anyway, regardless of it’s effect on twins. Consider having twins while taking folic acid just an added bonus.

2. Up Your Dairy Intake

Good news for you if you are a fan of milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt or ice cream.  Some studies show that an increased dairy intake can also increase the chance of having twins.  The study followed vegan women and non vegan women who were trying to conceive. The study found that pregnant vegan women had a lower chance of conceiving twins.

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Experts caution that these results could actually be more because of the fact that the dairy products were treated with growth hormones, and that increased the risk of twins, rather than the dairy products themselves affecting the rate of twins.

3. Gain Weight (Maybe)

Studies have also shown that women who were overweight or tall had a higher chance of conceiving twins, although no studies can say for sure why that is the case.

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If you are interested in gaining weight to increase your chances of having twins, it is always a good idea to discuss this plan with your doctor to make sure that it is safe. Some women might be able to safely gain some weight in preparation for getting pregnant, but that is not the case for every woman.

4. Breastfeed While TTC

If you have a little one at home and you are currently breastfeeding, you might want to consider continue breastfeeding while you try to conceive. There have been numerous studies that actually suggest that women who conceived while breastfeeding were NINE times more likely to conceive twins than other women.

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Those are pretty good chances, so if you are already breastfeeding and you want to conceive, don’t be worried about stopping.

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Valerie Wisniewski, RN

Ms. Wisniewski has over 15 years experience as a labor and delivery nurse, having also worked previously as a nurse midwife in the Philippines and India. She enjoys empowering women and providing family centered care to women from all cultural and educational backgrounds.