Twins seem to be on everyone’s lips these days! This is due to the two major twin pregnancy announcements in the last month.
The news that Beyonce was carrying twins spread like wildfire! I believe that there is rarely anyone on this god’s green earth who doesn’t know who Beyonce is, moreover that she is pregnant with twins.
However, Beyonce and Jay Z are not the only ones to be expecting twins!
Amal and George Clooney are expecting a pair of their own as well! And this is huge since George Clooney was one of the most desired bachelors and people really cheered him on when he got married to Amal! And these kids will be first for both of them!
What is it that these two couples have in common that mkaes them both expect twins?
Even though it’s inappropriate to discuss one lady’s age, a common trait that these two beautiful ladies share is that there is a chance that they had to undergo fertility treatments, which is most common among women 30 and above.
Our fast-paced and stressful lifestyles really take a toll on our bodies. Like it or not, the human body reacts to every little thing that affects us mentally, and we all know that staying pregnant and raising a baby inside your own body requires that the body is at its strongest.
Multiple embryos are more likely with assisted-reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization and medications that stimulate ovulation.
Another interesting fact is that a tad bit older women release more than one egg during their monthly cycle.
“Women usually only release one egg every cycle, but as they get older they’re more likely to release two,” says Nancy Segal, PhD, director of the Twin Studies Program at California State University, Fullerton.
Race can also increase the chances of having twin children.
Black women historically are more likely to have twins. However, since 1980, rates have doubled for white women while they rose only 50% for black women.
Moms are not the only ones responsible for twins.
“We don’t know why, but older fathers tend to have a somewhat higher chance of having twins as well,” says Segal.
Your personal diet may also play a role in you staying pregnant with twins or not. Studies show that women who held to vegan or low-protein diets, have shown a lesser number of twin births.
Logic or no logic, we are about to see what will happen to us when we decide to form families for ourselves!