Increased chances of twins after 35

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Registered: 11-12-2004
Increased chances of twins after 35
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Sat, 06-04-2005 - 10:40pm

Taken from MSN Homepage 6/4/05

Trying to Conceive: Are You Ahead of the Game?

Age matters. One reason for the increased incidence of multiple births in the United States is the trend toward delaying pregnancy. The incidence of twins increases for women over the age of 35 and even more if you are over 50. To put it in perspective, your chance of giving birth to twins if you are under 25 years of age is less than half of what it would be after the age of 35.

The odds of twins increase with the use of assisted reproductive technology. Both ovulation-inducing drugs (infertility treatment) and in-vitro fertilization increase the odds of having twins. Between 1973 and 1990, twin births increased at twice the rate of singletons, and triplet and higher order births increased at seven times the rate of singletons. (Obstetrics and Gynecology 1994; 84:101-6)

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Registered: 06-13-2005
Mon, 06-13-2005 - 6:34pm
Yeah I read that somewhere too.For my husband and I,that would be so cool.Somewhere in his family,twins run on his side.
Dianne-42
DH-29
DD-20
DD-18
DD-17
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Tue, 06-14-2005 - 12:53am

Hello there!

I just had to post as our situations are somewhat similar. I'm 41, DH 29.5, DS 20, DS 14, DS 12, DD 7 and DD 2.5. Obviously my first 4 children are from my previous marriage. DH would like one more and we're planning on TTC sometime the beginning of next year. Am I crazy??

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Tue, 06-14-2005 - 12:54am
Oops! Forgot to mention that I'm a twin. My dad was an identical twin, my sister and I are fraternal and she has identical twin daughters! DH is hoping we have twins!
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Registered: 11-12-2004
Tue, 06-14-2005 - 8:04am

Wow looks ike your chances are good. Whats up with us? I'm 41 and DH is 32....LOL we're all swimming in the same lake I guess. I would love love love to have twins. Heck I'll be happy with one just to see my husband smile because his dream has come true.

Melody

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Tue, 06-14-2005 - 1:15pm
LOL....I guess we are swimming in the same lake! I read a previous post of yours on a TTC board. How are you doing? Any confirmation of a pregnancy yet? DH and I have one DD together. I gave birth to her at the age of 38. Had no problem conceiving. I hope this time goes well as well. I had problems with AF a few months ago. Heavy bleeding and clotting. Then missed a month completely. I thought I was going through perimenopause! But doc said I wasn't. Thank God! Well, I look forward to reading about your journey and wish you well!
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Tue, 06-14-2005 - 1:28pm

flo is due tomorrow. I have many signs but dont know if they are preconceived, excuse the pun...lol I had myself convinced once that I was pregnant and wasnt. We've been trying for many months now. Had fsh and e2 numbers checked, fsh was 13.9, but not inconceivable...lol there I go again. I'm hoping the clomid works. I go back to the RE on the 16th, if nothing more I'll have an idea of what direction we will go in.

Good luck to you and your husband. My first husband was 9 years older, this time I tried 9 years younger. Much better fit, he's my soul mate, perfect match made in heaven. The first one tried to be my father, the second, my friend and I love him with every breath I take.

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DH 32
DS 18
DD 14