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For a range of reasons, some couples wish to conceive twins. Although there are no guarantees, there are both natural and medical methods that can increase the chance of falling pregnant with multiples.
Before attempting to conceive multiples, keep in mind that there are higher risks involved, including health risks from premature cord clamping and babies being born too soon due to early induction. It’s a good idea to have a doula or suitable support person and a doctor you trust if you are pregnant with twins.
- The average woman has a 3% chance of conceiving twins.
- Statistically, African American women have a higher chance of conceiving twins, while Asian women have a lower chance.
- Having four or more babies drastically increases the chances of twins in future pregnancies.
- Identical twins can happen to anyone; fraternal twins usually run in the maternal side as hyper ovulation often runs in families. (Continue On Next Page)
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