Post # 1
Hi Bee’s ! Just wanted to see if there was anyone else out there that could relate. I’ve had a cyst on my right ovary for over 5 years. At first it gave me daily issues but now I just deal with the pain one week before my period comes. I’ve read online that woman who have ovarian cysts are more likely to have twins or more because of the cyst. Does anyone have any experience with this? Maybe know someone? My husband and I will be trying really soon and I’m wondering if we try 1 week before my period, when the pain it there, if it will actually increase our odds of having twins.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
It seems that it can somewhat increase your chances but not much. Do fraternal twins run in your family? His doesn’t count. Increased twin pregnancies is attributed to consuming large quantities of yams in the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria.
Post # 4
@beachbride1216: No twins run in my family, no. Interesting article. Thanks for sharing!
Post # 6
Before DH and I started TTC I ended up in the ER in excrutiating pain. When they determined via ultrasound that I had ovarian cysts on both ovaries, they actually asked me, “are you taking fertility medications?”
Needless to say, I freaked out and did a lot of research about it when I got home!
Having cysts in and of itself does not necessarily increase your odds of conceiving twins. What does, is if you have hyperovulate (releasing 2+ eggs during your cycle). This is genetic and tends to run in families. If there is a history of fraternal twins in your family (you, your sisters, your mom, your grandmother) then there is a chance you could carry on the “tradition”. This probably goes without saying, bu your husband and his family history will not affect your chances of conceiving multiples.
Also, the previous poster is right about the peruvian yams. There is a supplement called maca root which I took to regulate my cycle, and there is some indication that it can cause multiple-ovulations.
In spite of the maca root and all those cysts I had, there are no twins in my family and I am having a singleton 🙂
Side note: even if you ovulate more than once in a cycle, those eggs are released within a window of about 48 hours. You won’t ovulate once and then again a week later. The best time to conceive is right before ovulation (a couple of weeks before your period starts, depending on the length of your cycle).
Post # 7
I’ve never heard of that, and I’ve had cysts for 10+ years. I’m pregnant now with a singleton.