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November 1st, 2010, 09:02 PM
mareeinco mareeinco is offline
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Originally Posted by Amy8888 View Post
The advice to "gain weight" while pregnant is ill-informed. Overweight women are more likely to have twins because they are more likely to need infertility treatments than regular-weight women. Thus, being overweight is not in itself the cause of an increased likelihood of twins.
Not completely true. Heavier women also tend to have a higher estrogen level. This contributes to the higher twin rate as well.
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