Forum Rules


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 4th, 2011, 21:13 PM   21
jeoestreich
Pregnant (Expecting)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,958
I want twins. I am taking Clomid and it increases my chance of having twins by 4x.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 4th, 2011, 21:17 PM   22
cdj1
Pregnant (Expecting)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 4,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeoestreich View Post
I want twins. I am taking Clomid and it increases my chance of having twins by 4x.
Yes, are you taking it purely to conceive twins or for medical reasons? Just curious...



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 4th, 2011, 21:17 PM   23
MustangGTgirl
Trying to conceive (TTC)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,369
I want twins too and they run strong in hubby's side of the family! His mom had 3 sets of twins, his sister had 1 set, and his brother just had 1 set!! There are none on my side though and the twin gene is suppose to be carried by the mother's side as twins are produced by hyper ovulation (unless it's identical twins which is just one of those unexplained things that happen).



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 4th, 2011, 21:18 PM   24
cdj1
Pregnant (Expecting)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 4,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by TryinFor1 View Post
I would love love love twins!
See, I'm not mad!!!!!!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 4th, 2011, 21:18 PM   25
jeoestreich
Pregnant (Expecting)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdj1 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeoestreich View Post
I want twins. I am taking Clomid and it increases my chance of having twins by 4x.
Yes, are you taking it purely to conceive twins or for medical reasons? Just curious...
Medical, I do not ovulate on my own. But the hubby and I talked about it and we would be okay with twins.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 4th, 2011, 21:20 PM   26
cdj1
Pregnant (Expecting)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 4,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by MustangGTgirl View Post
I want twins too and they run strong in hubby's side of the family! His mom had 3 sets of twins, his sister had 1 set, and his brother just had 1 set!! There are none on my side though and the twin gene is suppose to be carried by the mother's side as twins are produced by hyper ovulation (unless it's identical twins which is just one of those unexplained things that happen).
FX'd you never know.....! x



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 4th, 2011, 21:59 PM   27
Babykiser
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 788
twins i have always thought it would be so cool to have twins! i did conceive identical twins(naturally) at the end of Feb this year, sadly at around 8 weeks my little babies did not make it! i was soooo sad and depressed, it was just plain luck that i conceived identical twins once...hopefully that luck can swing by me once more! good luck to you all in your twin efforts!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 4th, 2011, 22:26 PM   28
Milty
Trying to conceive (TTC)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 6,014
The first time I was TTC I prayed I wouldn't have twins.

This time.....I'm ok with it... I mean I would be thrilled to be
PG let alone have twins.

The reason for my fear the first time is the twin virus my family has.

At least thatís what we joke about. We have had 10 generations with twins in every one of them on my moms side. My grandmother had 3 sets of twins and my mom is one of the twins. I had 3 more great aunts with a total of 6 more sets of twins. Of my great aunts grandchildren several have had twins. However, we recently realized that from my grandmother none of her granddaughters have had twins so far. Oh yeah and there was 1 set of triplets way back.

Also twins run on my fathers side of the family.

I'm 36 years old and taller than avg. which I hear increases my chances as well.

And lastly for as long as I can remember I have had O pains on both sides each month.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 5th, 2011, 00:55 AM   29
cdj1
Pregnant (Expecting)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 4,077
Wow you have a huge chance of having twins!!!!!! GL xxx



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 5th, 2011, 02:43 AM   30
mama22
Mum (Mom)
New BnB Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5
Just read your post and it made me smile! I have two year old twin boys (non-identical) and they were my first children. I was trying to think of what I was doing when I got pregnant that might have been different so I could give you some suggestions.. I don't fit into any of the typical brackets for having twins - it was a natural conception, I was 33, slim, no twins ANYWHERE on my side of the family!

I did the usual good things, vitamins, no smoking/alcohol, eating healthy(ish) food.

New for me was lots of exercise and I wonder if that sudden change(!) kick started something. It felt like I was just starting to get fit for the first time in my life when I fell preg.

Then there was the robitussen I took - can't remember exactly but think in the week leading up to ovulation, max dose allowed.

My big suspicion though is that it had something to do with how my body reacted to coming off birth control (microgynon) I very recently looked into this on google as it's been in the back of my mind as a possible cause. There's definitely stuff out there about it including a site (sorry, can't remember which) that recommends staying on an occasional dose of birth control pills in order to mess with your hormones and induce hyperovulation. (I think that's MAD of course) However, lots of people on birth control come off it, get preg and don't have twins! For the record I got preg about 3 months after coming off.

The final thing which I personally think had something to do with it, was what a positive and determined mood I happened(!) to be in at the time. I was saying positive stuff to myself all the time about how I was going to get pregnant really easily and the baby would be fantastically healthy etc! I never dreamed of twins however because it really never occurred to me as a possibility. But I have a feeling you can influence your body with your mind and attitude, especially as hormones are connected to mood and emotion.. That's a personal opinion however!

Finally, it has been a wonderful but utterly exhausting ride having these two lovely creatures. The ability to enjoy the one on one bonding you have with a single baby is somehow taken away when you have twins. You become a little community. You get sleep deprivation X2 (I can't begin to describe the first 3 to 6 months..) You can't just go out and chill in a cafe with your baby like the other mums, it's SO much work. I was talking with another twin mum about it and we said the experience is really not everything X 2 but everything X 4 because whatever you're doing with one baby the other needs attention too. It often seems to be about doing the best you can in a difficult situation..

Having said all that, I wouldn't change a thing, they're utterly wonderful and the feeling you get when they both cuddle up one on each side is pure bliss

This has turned into an essay! Good luck to you all with your endevours



Status: Offline
 
Reply



Bookmarks

Tags
buddy , mad , naturally , ttc , twin , twins

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



SEO by vBSEO