Having twins in our part of the world is regarded as a sign of good omen and blessings from the Almighty.
There have been a lot of myths about how a couple can have multiple pregnancy,but there are a few factors that researchers think might increase the odds of having twins and this is what we seek to talk about today.
For a couple to have twins,one of two things must happen.During intercourse,semen(sperm) from the man travels through the fallopian tube/tubes into the ovary/ovaries of the woman.When the eggs are ready,the sperm finds its way into the egg for fertilization to take place.
The first way for twins to be formed,is when a fertilized egg splits into two to form two different monozygotic embryos.This means that the embryos have identical genes,and in this case,it is very likely that a person delivers twins with same sex and very identical.Remember that,this happens with only one fertilized egg,splitting into two.
The second way is when two eggs present in the ovaries are fertilized by the sperms.This process produces dizygotic embryos that are likely to produce nonidentical twins and may be of different sexes.
Some of the main factors that may increase a couple's chances of conceiving twins are;The Age Factor, Family History,and Fertility Treatment.
Research have found out that,women who are over 30 years of age are more likely to have twins than those below 30.Women at the age of 30 and above are more likely to release more than one eggs during reproductive cycle.This gives such women,a higher odd in having twins.
There is a higher odd of a couple having twins if any of them,especially the woman is related to twins,or if there is at least,a history of a close relative having twins in the family.
A number of people go for fertility treatment to help increase their odds of having multiple pregnancy.This methods seems to be gaining much popularity in terms of trusted ways to improve a person's chances of having twins.There are fertility drugs that stimulates a woman's ovaries which sometimes cause them to release more than one egg and if both eggs are fertilized,we then rate the treatment as successful.
In Vetro Fertilization (IVF) is also another procedure where health professionals extract a woman's eggs,fertilize then with a diner's sperm in the lab,to produce an embryo.They then put the fertilized embryo into the woman's womb.This process does not need any sexual activity to be successful.
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