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What are your chances of carrying more than one baby in your current pregnancy? If you are over the age of 30 or undergoing treatment for infertility or have a family history of twins, it can increase the incidence of multiple pregnancies. In the last two decades the number of twin births in US increased by 70% and the number of women having triplets or more babies has quadrupled.
Answer the following questions to find out whether you are going to give birth to more than one baby in this pregnancy. Perhaps the information will prepare you for your multiple birth experience.
|Reasons for having Multiple Pregnancy|
|v||Medications given to treat infertility tend to increase the hormone level and number of ovarian follicles, leading to multiple pregnancy.|
|v||In-Vitro fertilization is also a reason for multiple pregnancy if more than one embryo is transferred to the motherís womb.|
|v||Older mothers (above 30 years of age), who were already pregnant, have higher probability of having multiple pregnancy in comparison with younger women (below 30 years of age) who have conceived for the first time.|
|v||Large and Tall women have more chances for multiple pregnancy, which is related to the intake of nutrition.|
|v||Studies say that chances are more for African and American women to have multiple pregnancy.|