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How to Have Twins Naturally

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Have Twins Naturally

So you want twins naturally? Babies are a joy, and the twins are twice the fun - at least parents and twin brothers think so when they grow up. For parents who have always wanted twins, here are some things you can do to increase the odds naturally. While many things are beyond your control (such as a history of twins in your family) there are other aspects that may influence the formation of twins. Even if you are just curious about the factors that increase the likelihood of having twins without fertility medications, keep reading this article on how to have twins naturally.

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Steps to follow:


Of course the first thing you have to do to have twins naturally is become aware of the fertile cycles of women and identify the right time for sexual intercourse. It is not only necessary to have twins, but also to have a baby. Take a look at how to calculate your fertile days for more information on this.


Take folic acid every day. Folic acid is important for a healthy pregnancy, and has also been shown to increase the likelihood of having twins by 50%. It is recommended to start taking a supplement of folic acid at least one month before conception. Of course, consult your doctor about this issue.

How to Have Twins Naturally - Step 2

Try some cassava root (Tapioca, cassava, or cassava). In a region of Africa, where this food is basic to the local diet, women have the highest rate of twins is in the world. Many researchers agree that eating cassava increases ovulation. Wild yams or yam consumption is also one of the reasons why there are so many multiple pregnancies in south-western Nigeria.

How to Have Twins Naturally - Step 3

Drink milk and eat meat to increase the likelihood of having twins. According to Dr Gary Steinman - one of the most prestigious scientists in the topic - women who have a diet based on milk are more likely to conceive twins. It is thought that the properties of the milk can stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs for conception.


Gain some weight. Women with fat percentages that are slightly higher than normal, or those who are slightly overweight are more likely to have twins. However, do not overdo it, your health is really important during pregnancy.


Finally, there are women trying to have twins while still breastfeeding the last baby or toddler. According to a study, women who continue breastfeeding and are still fertile, have slightly more chances to have twins.


According to ACOG having children after your thirties or forties is the main factor influencing you after your genes. And if nothing works and you have the possibility to do so, you can go to rely on assisted reproduction.


We hope you have luck in your attempts, and we repeat that you should consult your trusted doctor before you follow any of these steps. Remember to follow a healthy diet as you try to have twins. Your body needs a good nutrient supply to conceive and feed two babies.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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