How CUTE would it be to have twins? Dressing them would be the best!
Okay, double the work – so maybe not for everyone – but still, an absolute dream for some.
Too bad it’s totally out of our hands whether we have them, right?
According to a report by Huggies.com.au, science says there are four ways to maximise your chances…
1. Eat oysters
“Encourage your partner to eat some oysters. The urban myth about oysters being an aphrodisiac is not entirely without basis. Oysters are high in zinc and this helps with sperm production. The more healthy and mobile his sperm are, the greater the likelihood of being able to fertilise an egg or two. If he’s keen to take supplements, the recommendation for men in their fertile years is 14mg/day. Green leafy vegetables, cereals, bread, seeds and wheat germ are all excellent sources of zinc.”
2. Be the right age
According to reports, being older helps. According to a report on Huggies.com.au, “It seems to be a twist of nature that just before a woman enters peri-menopause, her ovaries start releasing more than one egg each month. This “fertility spike” is also influenced by a surge of oestrogen. Fertility research has proven that twin pregnancies are much more common in women who are over 35 years. But this only applies to non-identical twins.”
3. Your height
“If you are tall, in the top 25th percentile for your height amongst women of the same age, then you are more likely to have twins… this may be attributable to Mother Nature interpreting height (and weight) as a sign of good pregnancy material.”
4. Take folic supplements
“Take a folic acid supplement before you conceive. The general recommendation for women who are planning to conceive is to start taking folic acid supplements one month before conception.
5. Get assistance
“Have fertility assistance such as in vitro fertilisation or take fertility drugs. These stimulate the ovaries to support more than one ovarian follicle each month towards maturity. The result is that more than one egg is released.”
6. Fall pregnant RIGHT after you go off the pill
“Try to conceive straight after you have stopped taking the pill. The theory is that for the first couple of cycles the woman’s body is going through a hormonal readjustment phase.”
7. Be a little on the heavier side
“Be heavier rather than lighter so that you’ve got a higher body mass index (BMI). Some researchers claim that a woman with a BMI of greater than 30 boosts her chances. But considering a healthy range during the fertile years is 20-25 and 30 would put you into the overweight/obese category then this is not a healthy recommendation.”