Some Wedded Wifeys can’t think of anything worse than having twins (because, it’s double the work… right?), but others (like moi) would love to give birth to two beautiful bundles of joy at once!
If you’re desperate for a pair of adorable twins a la Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, science tells us there is one way to drastically increase your chances…
“Don’t try to have your babies when you are less than 25 years. If you wait until after your 35th birthday then you will more than double your chances in this space of waiting 10 years.” (Huggies.com.au)
There are also a few other ways to maximise your chances
1. Have a Family History
“You’re already increasing your chances if you are a twin yourself or if you have siblings who are twins. If you are lucky enough to come from a family with a pattern of having twins then genetically you are more likely to as well.”
“If you are tall, in the top 25th percentile for your height amongst women of the same age, then you are more likely to have twins… this may be attributable to Mother Nature interpreting height (and weight) as a sign of good pregnancy material.”
“If you are from Nigeria then you are more likely to have twins than a Caucasian woman of the same age. Nigerian women enjoy the highest rate of twin pregnancies in the world. And because their rate is so high, around 1 in every 22 women, the genetic potential to keep twins occurring through the generations will become even more likely.”