My father in law is a identical twin. Now from my understandin that it only is genetically linked to the females. So my husband would not get the gene. My sister in law would right? My husband would like to have twins as would my sister in law. Is there any ways that ensure twins? Any myths? Ya know like if you want a boy they say to do it doggie style if you want a girl do it missionary. I personally would do anything NOT to. I have a 5 yr and a 3 month old. I do not want twins! Can you do IVF for twins? Or some chemical? My sil is on fertility stuff so any insight would be good since she already is doing that road maybe theres something she can take to get twins probably not but I thought I'd ask. Thanks.
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03-20-2005, 08:22 PM #1LynnetteRegistered Userhas no status.
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Is there a way to have twins?
03-20-2005, 10:44 PM #2Twins_SquaredRegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
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First, identical twins are a random act of nature, meaning that they can happen to anyone in the population. Fraternal twinning has a genetic basis, linked to the females family.
As for "getting" twins, using a particular sexual position is actually not linked to any type of gender, just a wives' tale.
Yes, with the use of A.R.T., the risk of multiples can be increased but the goals of using any type of A.R.T. is for an INFERTILE couple to produce a healthy baby. Being pregnant with multiples also increases the risk of pregnancy complications and there are many of us, who have actually had their multiples (twins or more) pass away.
If your sister in law is interested in more information, perhaps you might direct her to this web site, or recommend that she speak to a board certified Reproductive Endocrinolgist for further assistance.:candy: :cap:
:candy: :cap: 5 years old!
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03-21-2005, 08:24 AM #3LynnetteRegistered Userhas no status.
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OI f course I know that different positions for a certain gender is a myth. I was wondering if there was a myth about getting twins. And I know that it comes with great risks. I'm not saying anyone should run right out and get pregnant with twins. I was just asking, because my sil is doing IVF anyways and she rather do it in all one trip if she could and get the both out of the way she is 40 and running out of time I was just asking advice of any old wives tales. I didnt mean to offend anyone. Sorry to have asked.
03-21-2005, 10:41 AM #4mod-DiIPmod-DiIPGuesthas no status.Edit
There are no myths that I am aware of. Also, most Reproductive Endocrinolgists see multiples as a failure of IVF or other fertility treatments. As Jillie mentioned, the goal is to have a healthy, full term singleton. Even "just" twins place a significant additional physical strain on the mother and babies.
BTW, even after 40, it is possible to have two healthy pregnancies. I was 41 for my first delivery and 43 for my second.
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