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    Default I want twins

    I'm not due to TTC for another 3 years, but when we do I really want twins.

    What's the best way to help this happen?

    Twins aren't naturally occurring in our families.

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    Hey BlissedOut, the only way I know is fertility treatment such as clomid, FSH drugs used in IUI or IVF. But not sure if you would be 'allowed' that treatment if you don't have any fertility issues.

    As exciting as twins sound, more problems during pregnancy can occur with twins (for mother and baby/babies).

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    I've been told further pregnancies I'll have to be on bed rest as I get severe SPD and it increases with each pregnancy. So my plan would be one 9 month stint in bed for 2 babies.

    I desperately want 2 more, but I can't do another pregnancy with preschoolers and I don't want a huge gap between my youngest and eldest.

    It's not that exciting a concept to me, my two are 13 months apart and the eldest has development delays. It's much like having twins, both wake several times a night, he only recently started walking, so I was hauling 2 babies everywhere. So I know I can do that side of things and I know I can do another pregnancy... just don't know if I can do two more.

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    I don't want to be a party popper but i think you might just need to accept you may not have the amount of children you want. You can't create twins and the odds are not in your favour. You could get lucky - as it can happen to anyone - but chances are it won't.
    Also i don't think a 13 month gap is not much like having twins at all, there are some similarities but also some pretty big differences.

    Sorry to be harsh but i think you are setting yourself for disappointment if you try for twins. All you can do is assume it won't happen, accept that but hope you beat the odds and get really lucky.

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    I conceived my twin girls naturally. I didn't do anything out of the ordinary.
    The pregnancy was very diffcult and the first 9 months have been a great challenge- are you sure you want twins

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post

    Sorry to be harsh but i think you are setting yourself for disappointment if you try for twins. All you can do is assume it won't happen, accept that but hope you beat the odds and get really lucky.
    When you TTC at all you set yourself up for disappointment. Why cant the OP try?

    Im going to try and sway for a girl. I will try my best but if it doesnt happen at least i can say i tried.

    Good Luck OP, Im not sure what you can do to up your chances. DP wants twins, i dont

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    I conceived my identical twin girls naturally. But I can tell you it is very hard.
    I love my girls to bits but it has taken a toll on me. I had a horrendous pregnancy, spending 8 weeks in a hospital 4 hours from home and then a further 3 weeks with them in SCN. You have to have a set routine or day to day life is hectic!
    My pair are almost 3 and this is by far the hardest age.
    All the negatives being said though I wouldn't change it

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    When you TTC at all you set yourself up for disappointment. Why cant the OP try?

    Im going to try and sway for a girl. I will try my best but if it doesnt happen at least i can say i tried.

    Good Luck OP, Im not sure what you can do to up your chances. DP wants twins, i dont
    But you've got a 50/50 chance of having a girl!
    The chance of twins if they don't run in the family without fertility assistance is fairly slim.
    Twins are either created by the egg separating or two eggs being fertilised. Maybe you could look at some natural ways to get really really fertile!
    I would have loved twins for my last pregnancy as now I'm pretty sure I won't be having a 4th due to some different factors. Twins would have solved that for me!
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    When you TTC at all you set yourself up for disappointment. Why cant the OP try?

    Im going to try and sway for a girl. I will try my best but if it doesnt happen at least i can say i tried.

    Good Luck OP, Im not sure what you can do to up your chances. DP wants twins, i dont
    I never said she couldn't try. My point was odds are against falling pregnant with twins.
    I was not referring to ttc in general or gender swaying - my opinion is based on trying for multiples. The odds are very low (even if you do the things that allegedly increase chances) and so i do think that is setting up for disappointment - i stand by that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    so i do think that is setting up for disappointment - i stand by that.
    and so is TTC with PCOS.

    I'd feel blessed with any result, I'd just like to up the odds if it's in any way possible.

    I am certain I can do twins and I do know it's hard, it's still the 'ideal' way for us to have baby #3 and #4. This thread isn't about whether I want to do it or not, but how to up the odds.

    Thanks for all the replies though and thanks to those who have PMd me.


 

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