(Closed) Yams make twins!!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can’t stand yams… lol so no twins for me I guess!  πŸ˜›  Or at least no added chance.  πŸ˜›

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I joke with my husband we are going to have triplets.  There aren’t even twins in either of our families.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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! πŸ™‚ But damn they’re freakin’ cute as can be!!!!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The only ‘twins’ on my list are my date twins for the wedding. Tongue out

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yikes.  Twins run on my moms and my dads side, better stay awayyyyy from the yams lol

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

lol i hate yams… too bad bc I’d kinda like 2 kids for the cost of 1… πŸ˜‰ Especially since FI is in the 1 camp and I’m in the 2 camp. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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 πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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…

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