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#1 of 6 Old 10-01-2012, 04:57 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello all and especially, twin mothers.


I've been googling and found an old thread on twin desire on there were pros and contras, there were tips and tricks and then... there was nothing anymore. I have enjoyed the tone of the conversation a lot and it made me like the spirit on this 'community', if I may name it a community.


I was wondering: did anyone try the cassava trick? did it help or not? Did anyone try the imagining -trick? I've been watching a documentary on fertilisation, egg-splitting, ... I know where to get the cassava. I am ready to try it all. But I would love to hear from the twin mothers, are there any mothers who wished for it badly and got it? Does 'The Secret' apply to this field as well? :-)


Please do not start telling me that I am romantising, have no idea what I am talking about and try to talk this out of my head. I know this is a common reaction but this thread is not about whether I should have them or not.


I am looking forward to your replies.



oh, and if this is the wrong place to post it, please make a suggestion. Thanks

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#2 of 6 Old 10-02-2012, 07:47 PM
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I have no idea what "the secret" is, and we didnt plan for twins at all (no family history, no fertility drugs, no idea it was a possibility), but you may have some luck here :)

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Same here. No "tips" "tricks" or family history.


The only "risk" factor I had for twins was the fact that I had a mis before, but then again I had 2 misses between my 2 boys and neither was twins, nor was my single baby. So it's hardly a guarantee, and nothing you can plan for anyway.

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Thanks for the respons, ladies! Wishing you a beautiful pregnancy!!
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I have a family history.  My mom is a fraternal twin.  I wanted twins since I was 7.  My grandma was 33 when she had her twins, and I was 33 when I had mine.  My sis is 33 now, so I hope she is careful.  She does NOT want twins.  LOL  My first visit to my back up OB she mentioned that yams are correlated with an increase in twins, not sweet potatoes, it has to be the regular consumption of yams.  

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Twins are more likely the older the mother... that'd be fraternal twins, fwiw.  It's because FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) increases with age.

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