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December 3rd, 2012, 03:23 PM
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With my history of problems my doctor wants to get my thyroid into the normal range and then start clomid. So in about six weeks I will be starting medication to help me ovulate if it dosent happen naturally before then (fingers crossed!!). I feel better about me not being pregnant yet bc with my thyroud problem it feels more like biology problems and less like im doing something wrong. My question now is does clomid increase your risk for a multiple baby pregnancy?
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December 3rd, 2012, 06:59 PM
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That's great that you've seen a doctor and you have a plan. And yes, Clomid does cause an increase of the chance of multiples.
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December 3rd, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Glad you have a plan! Clomid only increases your risk about 6-8% more than they would be for you naturally, depending on the dosage. The lower the dose the lower to risk. Your natural risk is about 1-3% depending on if they run in the mother's side of the family. So your risk is going to be about 7-11%. The reason your chances go up is because normally very few women will release more than one egg (unless they are genetically predisposed, or sometimes right after coming off the pill or after a miscarriage when your hormones are trying to regulate), but Clomid is used to increase ovulation. I don't know if your doctor is planning on monitoring your cycles or not, but if they do they can tell you whether you have more than one dominate follicle. If you get too many sometimes your doctor will even call the cycle off. That's usually when you're getting a trigger shot though as it can raise your chance up to 20-25%.
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December 4th, 2012, 05:49 AM
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I'm so glad that you had a productive appointment. It definitely feels better to have a plan instead of feeling like you're just kind of poking around in the dark.
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December 4th, 2012, 06:09 AM
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it's great news you have a plan! I hope you can ovulate on your own, but knowing you have that option is also a great feeling.
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December 4th, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Glad you have a plan! Clomid only increases your risk about 6-8% more than they would be for you naturally, depending on the dosage. The lower the dose the lower to risk. Your natural risk is about 1-3% depending on if they run in the mother's side of the family.
This is actually a very common mistake. You can inherit twinning from your fathers side as well.
It is your partner (the future father) that cannot cause twinning in his children.

Lets say a lady named Mary had the hyperovulation gene. She had twin boys, garry and larry. Garry and Larry have the hyperovulation gene passed on from their mother (obviousley they cannot ovulate though) They each have a daughter. Susie and Molly. So cousins, Susie and Molly, inherited the hyperovulation gene from their fathers. They each have a set of twins.

This also shows the common mistake of how twins skip a generation...

Does that make sense? lol.
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December 4th, 2012, 05:48 PM
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This is actually a very common mistake. You can inherit twinning from your fathers side as well.
It is your partner (the future father) that cannot cause twinning in his children.

Lets say a lady named Mary had the hyperovulation gene. She had twin boys, garry and larry. Garry and Larry have the hyperovulation gene passed on from their mother (obviousley they cannot ovulate though) They each have a daughter. Susie and Molly. So cousins, Susie and Molly, inherited the hyperovulation gene from their fathers. They each have a set of twins.

This also shows the common mistake of how twins skip a generation...

Does that make sense? lol.
Yeah that's what I meant, "the mother" meaning the person getting pregnant not the pregnant person's mother. Your partner's sperm isn't going to cause you to hyperovulate.
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December 5th, 2012, 06:12 AM
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Glad to hear you have a plan now. It does take some stress off when you have a plan as opposed to wondering, guessing and worrying. Good luck!
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December 5th, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Thanks! I have to be on synthroid for 6 weeks before he will recheck me. he said he will induce ovulation if im not pregnant by then. Id take clomid starting day 3-5or 7 im not sure. and he will do blood work on day 20. Tasha that information helped a lot. My husband is leery of twins, but i will gladly take whatever God has planned for us!
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December 5th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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It's probably 3-7. Twins can be a handful, but personally I'm hoping for them so we don't have to TTC again.
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