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March 14th, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Has anyone heard of this? I was just reading something about it. The article didn't say why or really give an explantion it just says: "it is believed that the chances of conceiving twins after miscarriage may increase...... "

I also found a website where a woman said her Dr. told her this same thing, after her miscarriage her chances of having twins increased and a ton of women commented saying how they got pregnant with twins after their miscarriage.

Anyone experience this or have anymore information?

Just curious lol

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March 14th, 2013, 03:36 PM
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I've read up on this quite a bit, just trying to find hope that a successful pregnancy is even possible after a MC. In everything I've read (I try to steer clear of message board and try to stick to medical journals) fertility is not increased after a MC, nor is the possibility of multiple births.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/14/health/14real.html

I did read a recent article on NIH.gov's website that the likelihood of multiples increased after the age of 35, but so does the risk of MC, especially if you are carrying multiples, so it's a double edged sword.

If you are interested in conceiving twins, I think you're best bet is IVF or at the very least, clomid - which can cause an ovary to produce two or more mature eggs.
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March 14th, 2013, 05:52 PM
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I have had 1 successful pregnancy & 1 miscarriage. I'm no interested in doing it but is clomid something you can take even if you haven't had fertility problems?
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March 14th, 2013, 07:39 PM
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I think it depends on your OB. My OB said if I don't get pregnant in 6 mos she would put me on it. But the fertility specialist I went to a few years ago said it wasn't something he'd consider because I was ovulating every month.

I know someone who was on clomid for known fertility issues and she got pregnant first cycle. She had more refills left and went on it on her own to conceive her second child. Does her OB know or care? I don't know, but I'm guessing some are more liberal with it than others.
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I would love to have twins. I really hope that's at least a little true! Something to hope for anyway. I think I may have been pregnant with twins for my first loss. It was really weird. 1. I started showing before I tested. 2. I was horribly sick. 3. My deaf and mentally challenged brother in law signed that I was pregnant with twins, one boy one girl. My second loss, he said from the beginning was a boy, and he was right . 4. I just had that "feeling"; my intuition has been right every time. None of this is science by any means, and we will never know. I lost the pregnancy before we had blood work or an ultrasound. I like to think that it is possible that I could have twins, even though they are not in my family...
I would also like to know about taking Clomid. I'm going to have to read up on that. My OB is not liberal at all with things like that. He would send me to a specialist... That would be another bill to add to the stack. But, if it really increases chances, I want some! Lol. Ok, now that everyone probably thinks I'm crazy, I'll stop typing here!
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March 15th, 2013, 06:13 AM
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LOL I have an appointment April 4 with my OB. I'm going to ask him about it. I'd love to have twins as well, however, I think I'd be very very nervous throughout the pregnancy. More so than with just one! I can't imagine carrying two (or more!) babies!. A girl I know just had twin girls yesterday, they were both over l6lbs!! I'm pretty small framed, I'd be afraid I'd crack in half or something lol
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March 15th, 2013, 06:18 AM
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You're not crazy. DH and I pray every time it's twins. At our age, one more pregnancy would be a miracle, much less two, so having two at once would be great. DH wants me to ask for clomid, but I'm scared to take it. I get horrible migraines from hormones and I'm afraid the clomid will give me horrible migraines. And I only have one kidney now, so twins would be a real strain on my body - so if it happened naturally I would try my best to stay as healthy as possible.
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March 15th, 2013, 12:25 PM
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I'm pretty small framed, I'd be afraid I'd crack in half or something lol
LOL! I'm pretty small framed as well, and get humongous during my singleton pregnancies, I'm not sure I could do anything but roll if I got pg with twins. However, the day we found out we were pg (that ended with the loss) was the same day my cousin had her twin boys! I would love twin boys and we joke that now that we're actually TTC we would get pg with twins, but honestly due to the size of my house and the fact that I have a 9 yr old, 2 yr old, and 1 yr old, I'd probably just rather one healthy baby.
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I haven't heard that but I think I would be pretty pleased with twins but I will take whatever comes.
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