Do Fertility Pills Increase your Chance of Twins?


One of the common side effects of any fertility drug is an increased chance of conceiving twins. However, the chance is still fairly small. Most fertility pills only increase the chance of having twins to about 10%. In normal pregnancies, there is only about a 3% chance of having twins, so this means that the chance is increased by 7%.

However, it is important to note that if you are already at a higher risk of having twins, you may see that your chance is increased even more than before. For example, if your family has twins throughout the family tree, you will already be at a higher risk of having twins.


Also, women who are older, have a large family or are overweight also have been shown to be at an increased chance of having twins. If you are already at an increased chance of having twins, it is important that you discuss your options with your doctor before you begin taking fertility pills.

There are many instances when becoming pregnant with twins is preferable, but they do not come without challenges and risks to the pregnancy. If you find that you are pregnant with twins, it is important that you seek your doctor’s care as soon as you can.

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Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.

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