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Twins have fascinated the world for ages. They are even present in various myths around the globe.
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒘𝒊𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒔
If you want to increase your chances of getting pregnant with twins, it’s important to understand how they are conceived.
𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒚𝒑𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒔
◼Identical: formed when one egg is fertilized by one sperm. The egg then divides into two separate embryos. Identical twins might share a placenta and an amniotic sac or the twins might share a placenta and each have separate amniotic sacs. Genetically, the two babies are identical.
◼Non-identical: formed from two separate eggs, fertilized by two separate sperm. Non-identical twins have their own placenta and their own unique genetic composition.
Factors that influence your chances of getting pregnant with twins
If twins run in your family, then you have greater chances of carrying twins.
Ethnicity is another factor that can increase your chances of carrying two babies aboard your mothership.
Your odds of having twins go up with each pregnancy. And if you’ve had given birth to twins before, you’re more likely to do so again.
Being an older women can help. Studies have shown that women who are over 35 years have higher chances of getting pregnant with non-identical twins.
Some researchers claim that women with a higher body mass index (BMI) have higher chances of carrying twins.
However, doctors don’t advise women who want twins to gain weight.