Want to get pregnant with twins? You can increase your odds of achieving a twin pregnancy naturally with these 6 ways.
While multiple births occur in about 3 percent of all pregnancies in Ghana each year, experts say there are some steps women can take to increase their chances of having twins.
Diet, ethnicity, genetics and lifestyle all play a role in whether a woman is more apt to have twins. Scroll down to step 1 if you want to learn about ways to raise your chances of having twins.
Pulse.com.gh brings you 5 ways to increase your chances of conceiving twins.
In Africa, the Yoruba's have been found to have an unusually high twin birth rate. When this tribe's diet was studied more closely, it was discovered that they eat wild yams on a daily basis. Other parts of the country refer to it as wild yams.It has been suggested that the chemical composition of the cassava is the twin culprit.
The high levels of certain chemicals are thought tho increase the number of eggs released during ovulation. This story by the BBC.com explores the high rate of twin births in West Africa, called the "Land of Twins."
Studies have shown women who consume a lot of dairy are more likely to conceive twins. This is believed to be due to Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) in cows and possibly some of the hormones they have administered to them.
Older women produce higher amounts of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) which increases the chance of dropping multiple eggs. However fertility rates also go down as women age, so waiting too long can also lower the chances of falling pregnant at all.
Women who take dietary supplements containing folic acid are more likely to have twins. While many expectant mothers take the vitamin during pregnancy to reduce the risk of having a child with neural-tube defects, like spina bifida, the vitamin also doubles your chances of having twins or other sets of multiples.
This has been said to naturally increase a person’s chance of giving birth to twins. In other words, the more times you conceive, the higher your chance of conceiving twins is.