I'm sure we've all read that certain factors can lead to having multiples: genetics, IVF, etc. But out of curiosity, what factors led you (in your opinion) to have multiples?
The main reasons given my most websites are:
- Assisted reproduction
- Fertility meds
- Advanced maternal age
- Having already had a significant number of children
- Being overweight
- Being of above average height
- Breastfeeding when having fallen pregnant again
- Having fallen pregnant when on the pill/having just come off it.
For me, genetics played no part (in my known family history), nor am I overweight and am of average height. But I was 40 when I conceived my twins and they were my 5th and 6th children. I don't know if this is also a contributing factor, but I'd had a missed miscarriage at 9 weeks and D&C's the month before conceiving the twins.