Trying for Twins? Here's How to Have Them

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things to do to have twinsI know I've said it before, but I've always wanted twins. That's why I'm thinking about moving. To Brazil. There's a little farming town there that has an unusually high concentration of twins—right now there are 38 sets of twins among the 80 families that live in a one-and-a-half square-mile area.

Some of the locals think it has to do with the drinking water, but geneticists disagree even though they haven't been able to come up with a more scientific solution (but they suspect it has to do with genetic isolation and inbreeding). Still, there's been a recent decline in twin births since the town switched from drinking spring water to drinking underground well water. So maybe it is something in the water after all. But since I can't afford the plane ticket, I did some research and found there are some other things I can do to increase my chances of having twins:

1. Eat Yams. The Yoruba Tribe in West Africa has the highest rate of twinning in the world. A study found that the mother's diet was the reason. Many of the women there eat a kind of yam that contains a chemical that causes hyperovulation.

2. Drink milk. A 2006 study found that women who consume a lot of dairy in their daily diet are five times likelier to have twins as non-dairy eaters.

3. Breastfeed. Many people are under the impression that you can't even get pregnant while breastfeeding, but there is research to support the theory that women who conceive while breastfeeding have a greater chance of having twins.

4. Gain weight. Women who are heavier (have a body mass index of 30 or higher) are more likely to have twins.

5. Wait a few more years. Older women also have more twins—17 percent of moms over 45 have multiples (without undergoing IVF).

Have you ever tried to make yourself conceive twins somehow—herbs, acupuncture, eating yams, drinking milk? Did it work? If you have twins, what do you think the reason was?

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sherl... sherlokke

i had a dream pregnancy followed by almost exactly 48 hrs in the hospital.

the babies, now toddlers, have been night and day, but for being my first, i wasn't overwhelmed despite having zero help from inlaws (my family's across the state).

i was 19 when i conceived and probably had a bmi of 20 or so... hates yams...

sweet... sweetmom1007

I wanted twins. I am one with a boy. Our mom had us at 39.

Peeja... Peejayadeyoju

There is a part of OYO STATE nigeria were 2/3 of the families av multiple twin and triplet. This is believed to be due to the okro that grows in the area which they consume. So if u are trying for a twin you can give this a try

Peeja... Peejayadeyoju

Fine out more about igbo ora town of twin in oyo state nigeria to know more about the twin given okro

Mommy... Mommysoonihope

My sisters are identical twins. They don't run in our family and our mother did basically the opposite of all these tips. I don't wish for twins I have seen how hard it can be. I was terrified when I was pregnant it would end up being 2. Thankfully I just have 1 daughter.

nonmember avatar Gaby

Well i have twin boys they r 9 years old now and they a faturnal the funny thing is that i was pregnant at 18 and i thought it was one baby but wen i went to the doc for the first time in my pregnacy i was 8 months pregnant.They put me on a monitor to lisen to the babys heart beat and i heard sumthing like a shadow heart beat and i told the doctor so she gave me a ultra sound that same day and thats wen i found out at 8 months that i was havin twins and it freaked out my family there is no sets of twins in da family well my moms mom had 7 babys but they were all born sleeping so i think i got my twins from my moms side of da family but i do want another set of twins its a lot of fun..

Katsa... Katsandkids

I have gotten pregnant while brestfeeding twice and I don't have twins

nonmember avatar Holon Higgins

I have 11 year old identical twin boys. I got pregnant with them right after going off the pill. I'm sure that's why I had twins. There are no other twins in the family. I was 25 and underweight when I got pregnant. So I'm pretty sure it's because of stopping the pill.

nonmember avatar remmy odulana

Lost ma baby(second cs)just want God to give me back in multiple

nonmember avatar remmy odulana

Lost ma baby(second cs)just want God to give me back in multiple

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