Post # 1
Well…possibly! While I was watching MANswers last night I learned that yams contain a natural hormone phytoestrogen which may stimulate the ovaries to produce an egg from each side. I’m not trying to concieve yet. But yams sure are on my shopping list for the next shopping trip! Just thought this was kinda interesting!
** The is no gurantee that yams will make you have twins so don’t hate on me when you eat yams everyday while ttc and you don’t get pregnant with twins!! 😉 **
Post # 3
you might want to read up about carrying a twin pregnancy. It is much more difficult and there is a higher risk to both mother and baby.
Post # 4
I can’t stand yams… lol so no twins for me I guess! 😛 Or at least no added chance. 😛
Post # 5
I will avoid yams like the plague then! Fi’s father keeps having dreams that I have twin boys (I’m not currently pregnant) and has started calling himself “Grandpap” hahaha (he really wants grandkids – I think he expects one 9 months after the wedding, which I’m fine with). Please no twins for me!!!!!
Post # 6
I joke with my husband we are going to have triplets. There aren’t even twins in either of our families.
Post # 7
Oh, man, twins are just soooo cute. I just did a session with twins and the mom was a well paid engineer…had to stay home because she said she’d bring home “only a couple hundred bucks a month”. On an engineer’s salary! Kinda made me sick. I used to think twins would be the best (so cute, right?!) but after hearing about how she was on bedrest and had to quit her job AND move closer to her parents to be able to afford a home, it really made me think twins. I think yams will stay off my list! 🙂 But damn they’re freakin’ cute as can be!!!!!
Post # 8
Well now I know what to avoid! Twins run in my husbands family so when we told his grandpa (who is like 90) we were expecting he said “It better be twins, and they better be boys!”…uh, no thanks Grandpa!
Post # 9
The only ‘twins’ on my list are my date twins for the wedding.
Post # 10
Yikes. Twins run on my moms and my dads side, better stay awayyyyy from the yams lol
Post # 11
lol i hate yams… too bad bc I’d kinda like 2 kids for the cost of 1… 😉 Especially since FI is in the 1 camp and I’m in the 2 camp.
Post # 12
Looks like I’m avoiding yams…. We have twins on my side of the family and since I am on fertility medications that makes my chances for twins on the higher side. Normally I think a person has like a 5% chance of twins but the doctor told me mine was closer to 20%….
Post # 13
You guys are safe. True yams are from Africa and definitely harder to find. The common Thanksgiving-y ones are all sweet potatoes. Good to know though. I have no desire to have twins myself!
Post # 14
I believe it’s only a specific type of wild yams and you also have to be genetically predisposed to fraternal twins in your family. This belief became popular after a tribe in Africa was featured on a special because their village has high fraternal twin rates and that specific type of yam is a huge part of their diet.
Sorry to burst your bubble…my mom was all excited about it too, but then we looked into it! I’m not sure that the type of yam is widely available in North America anyway. There are other ways to increase your egg count in ovulation though 🙂
Post # 15
Twins run on DH’s sides of the family (my FIL is actually part of a set of twins). A part of me thinks twins would be fun but the other part of me can’t imagine the work (though I plan to stay at home, DH will be out of town for work 4 days a week – two babies at once would be had be myself those days). If I did have twins though, I’d definitely want one to be a girl and one to be a boy.
Post # 16
that’s so funny! and am i the only one who never realized that yams and sweet potatoes are different? i thought it was just different names regionally…