?'s about twins

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-22-2007
?'s about twins
8
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 1:44am

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2008
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 4:12am

Hi Lisa, GL on your TTC adventure. While twins may be fun, I wouldn't wish a multiple pregnancy on my worst enemy. It's painful, difficult, scary, high risk, not something I suggest trying for so to say. 60% of twins are born premature. That alone is scary to me, even though I beat the odds. We've had several BTDT moms who were shocked at how much harder the pregnancy and first year were. Even moms who already had a set of multiples forgot just how hard it really is. I'm not trying to discourage you, but to arm you with knowledge that it isn't all fun and games.

Twinning is basically a fluke of nature. Some fertility treatments may up your chances of twins. Some research points to hyperovulation immediately after stopping hormonal birth control. Being over weight, older, or having higher numbers of previous pregnancies also can contribute. There's also a very small genetic component to having twins. GL and I hope you have an easy time TTC :-)

Photobucket

Photobucket

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2008
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 10:36am

I agree with Elissa...

every woman has a 1:250 chance of conceiving twins naturally. Obviously, fertility meds would increase your chances, but...

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

Sarah-busy mommy to Justin, Grace, Isabelle, Boyd, and expecting another miracle in August.
Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-22-2007
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 2:29pm
Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2008
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 3:04pm
I understand. I'm just wanting you to see that it's really no fun to be pregnant with twins. Even as a last pregnancy, I would rather have one baby and a healthy, low risk pregnancy than two babies that wind up in the NICU and I wind up on bed rest or worse. :-(
Photobucket

Photobucket

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-19-2008
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 4:39pm

Prior to becoming pregnant I

Ashley Swirly Twinkle

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-22-2007
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 4:54pm
Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2008
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 7:06pm
Clomid use by healthy, fertile women may actually reduce your fertility. It thickens cervical mucous and changes the endometrial lining to be less receptive. Add to that it may cause hyperstimulation of your ovaries, a condition that is far from comfortable. Then add in taking a drug you bought online, without a doctor's knowledge or advice, not even knowing if what you're getting is even Clomid...it's no safer IMO than buying drugs on the street. Not only that, what would you do if it back fired and you found yourself pregnant with more than two? We have a few moms right now that were told they had a less than 1% chance of higher order multiples. We have several trip moms, one quad and one quintuplet mom. With high needs children how would you deal with bed rest? Could your family afford higher order multiples? If nothing else gives you pause, what would your family do if you God forbid got this med online and it wasn't really Clomid? Could your family make it without you? Please stop and really think before you order a prescription off the Internet without your OBs approval.
Photobucket

Photobucket

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-18-2004
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 2:19am

Personally, I ended up pregnant with twins after 4 years of fertility treatments and tens of thousands of dollars of dollars of medical intervention. Actually, my husband and I spend tens of thousands of dollars to get pregnant and that doesn't cover all of money that my insurance paid for drugs, treatments, testing, and two surgeries.


09-Melanie.jpg Isabelle and Marcus picture by MathMelanie