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November 13th, 2012, 07:53 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
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I'm in my mid thirties and I am seriously looking after my fertility and my health to prepare for a healthy pregnancy when the time is right.

I've always dreamed about being a mother from a young girl, and I vowed that when I meet the right guy, it will happen. I also dreamed about having twins. I would love either gender and I really hope for a twin pregnancy with God's will. I think, in a way, i feel comforted by the fact that my first pregnancy will happen when I'm a little older and mature enough to handle this. I know there are so many things to think about, and how I would be considered "high-risk" but I just think focusing on the positive side of things is the healthiest way to approach this. So on to my question...

I will be happy with whatever pregnancy I'll have. Just to feel my baby grow inside me and then hold it in my arms is my biggest dream. However, even if I were to entertain the idea of having twins, aside from my age, could my diet help things along?

I've been reading a lot on this over the internet, and I've read over and over that a diet full of dairy, sweet potato/yams, bananas, foods high with folic acid, taking folic acid supplements, eating avocados, oranges, combined with being over 35, that this has played a big role in having a twin pregnancy.

Is this true? Can your diet help you conceive twins?
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February 13th, 2013, 09:13 AM
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Just chiming in as I'm no expert--but I always hate to see a thread with no replies .

Um, I know there is a site called ttctwins.com (or .org---can't remember) and surfing one day, I did take a look as I was like "wow---didn't know that could happen!" and since I soak up almost anything about pregnancy, I had me a fun time lurking around there. According to the site, other than fertility treatments that sometimes cause hyperovulation with the release of more than one egg causing fraternal twins, allegedly (and I say that NOT with scorn, just that there's no empirical proof) eating wild yams, upping your folic acid intake (which also, there's differing thoughts as to if this is real, or even bad for you), more dairy, and finally being a 'older' mom as that causes hyperovulation in itself can lead to multiple babies.

I'm NOT saying I'm for or against any of this---so anyone posting behind me, please do not flame me---just sharing info as I thought it was an interesting question
I am *NOT* giving up...and fingers crossed and best wishes to all on this site!
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