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How Do I Get Twins?

Couples who have been trying to conceive often feel as though they are in a race against time to start a family. Because of this they often wonder how to get twins to grow their families faster.  While twins increase the members of your family, many people don’t know the risks multiple pregnancies present to both the mother and children.

Do doctors know how to get twins during fertility care?

There are higher rates of multiples with fertility care than with natural pregnancy.  During fertility care, your ovaries are often stimulated to produce multiple eggs. 

  • If you are doing intrauterine insemination (IUI) or timed intercourse, this can result in multiple eggs being fertilized and implanting. 
  • During in vitro fertilization (IVF) fertilized embryos are placed directly into your uterus.  Often, multiple embryos are transplanted in an attempt to improve success rates.  This can result in a multiple pregnancy.

Knowing how to get twins, what are the associated risks?

The risk of complication to both the mother and children are greater with multiple births. Twin and higher order multiple pregnancies have higher risks for many.  Complications may include:

  • Premature birth
  • Stays in the Neonatal ICU
  • Low birth rate
  • Preeclampsia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Placental abruption

What does New Hope recommend?

New Hope promotes single egg transfer to avoid the risks associated with multiple pregnancies.  We believe that a healthy pregnancy is most likely to result in what our patients are looking for, a healthy baby.  In the event there are surplus embryos after IVF treatment, we recommend banking them via vitrification for future cycles. Vitrification is a method of flash freezing that virtually eliminates the chance of damage due to ice crystals. 

To learn more about how pursuing twins can result in risks and the advantages of single embryo transfer, contact us today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.

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