(Closed) What are the odds of multiples under these circumstances?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
186 posts
Blushing bee

It depends on what fertility treatments are… Medications like Clomid or Femara has a lower possibility of multiples then say injectables. For example: my RE’s goal when using Clomid or FEmara is one healthy follicle, while for injections, he would like to see 4 follicles hence you have more chance to have multiples with injections.

I would work with an RE, and not just an ob/gyn. MAny RE’s see multiples as a failure, and really calculate dosages that would give you the best shot at 1 baby.

Post # 4
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Thanks to genetics, I think by yourself you have a chance!

With interventions and genetics aside, IVF has a really good rate of multiples due to the nature of the procedure! I know 2 people who have done IVF and they both got twins 😉

Post # 7
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

For what it’s worth, our IVF clinic (& some others out there) are no longer implanting more than one embryo – except for special circumstances – to avoid the higher risk multiple pregnancies. As much as I’d love to carry twins, I’m also more than happy about just having ONE healthy baby – so that idea appeals to me.

Clomid & Femara do have increased chances, but it’s all down to how your body reacts to the meds, which you won’t know until you try.

When do you guys think you’ll be TTC? Exciting. 🙂

Post # 8
847 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My cousin took Clomid and her twins just turned one last month!

Post # 9
6598 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Twins run in my family as well, my mom was a twin, her grandma, her grandma etc.

My RE says the chance of concieving twins when they run in your family is around 3-4%. If you use clomid it increases it to 8%. It is 8% for any woman taking clomid, genetics are taken out of the equation.

I hope this eases your concerns a little bit!

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