Hi, my name is Mai and it was always my dream to have twins growing up So, you know when I entered the childbearing phase of my life I googled the crap out of how to have twins, how to increase your chances of having twins, What are the odds of having twins? Is there anything I can do to get twins into my body? and I’m about to break that down for you right now because somehow my Psychotic wish to have two babies at the same time came true I’ll start with the odds of having natural or really the better word for it is spontaneous twins And then I’ll move into actions you can take to increase your odds of having twins Alright, let’s jump into the video. But before we do I have to shamelessly plug my channel Please like and subscribe if you have not already I make videos to inform and entertain moms So if you like the entertained and informed, press the subscribe button Alright, let’s get into it. Okay so first we’ll start with identical twins because it’s pretty easy to break down the odds of conceiving identical twins because they are completely Spontaneous they don’t run in families There’s nothing you can really do to increase your odds of conceiving identicals They can put a man on the moon, but they still have no clue Specifically what causes the egg to split to create identical twins? across all races the odds of having identical twins is about three and every 1000 births so that’s less than half a percent chance to have identical twins now fraternal czar a bit more complicated to break down because there’s a lot of moving parts and Variables that increase and decrease a single person’s odds of conceiving fraternal twins Fraternal twins are two separate eggs Fertilized by two separate sperm. So genetically it’s the same as just any other brother-sister relationship And in order for you know two eggs to be fertilized The mother has to drop multiple eggs at a time So fraternal are really dependent on the mother’s ability to hyper ovulate Which is a fancy word for dropping more than one egg per cycle The fraternal twin irate is the highest. It’s ever been at just around 3% Thanks to advances in modern medicine and IVF and other fertility drugs But if you want to know specifically what the chances are or spontaneous Fraternal twins. It’s anywhere between one to one-and-a-half percent So I am going to break down for you Let me log into my computer. Come on load load Alright, so what I have up on the screen right now is a little PowerPoint slide that I put together because I am psycho, and I wanted to know specifically What the odds are of conceiving just any type of twins, which you can see up top 14 in 1,000 Worldwide are twins Spontaneously, so this is just you know, no fertility drugs no ivf This is just random spontaneity in the in the world of conceiving twins 14 in 1,000 births worldwide are twins. So you got about a 1.4 chance of spontaneously conceiving twins based on that number of those 14 Spontaneous twins three of those are identical twins per 1000 births. So if you conceived twins spontaneously you have a 21.4 chance of those twins being identical and a 78.6% chance of those twins being fraternal and then I haven’t even broken out further from there So if your dream is to have boy-girl twins Then you’re in luck because those are the most common type of twins with 39.3% of twins spontaneously Birthed into the world are boy-girl twins, then girl-girl fraternal twins or boy boy fraternal twins It’s just under 20% of all twins. Then the least common type of twin is Just girl girl or boy boy identical twins coming in at just over 10 and of all twins So that might have been a little bit more twin information than you ever. Thought you needed to know But I thought it was cool information. So it’s a fun fact you can share with your friends All right. So now that we’ve broken down the odds of all the different types of twins that you can have Let’s move into what you can do specifically to increase your odds of conceiving twins if that’s what you want to do now as I said before the odds of having identical twins is Completely random and spontaneous. There’s nothing you can really do to Increase your odds of conceiving identical twins. I’ve heard that people that undergo IVF do have slightly increased odds of conceiving identical twins, but it’s not as you know, foolproof or clear-cut as if you want twins and you’re doing IVF and you put two eggs into the Little bucket of your uterus or whatever wherever it goes I’m not a scientist, you know what I mean? but when it comes to fraternal twins, there are some things set in stone in just your genetics in your body that Some women are just more likely to hyper ovulate than others and I’ll go over those things first that you can’t control but then there are some levers that you can pull to increase your body’s ability to hyper ovulate per cycle and I’ll go over those last So first, I’ll read out the uncontrollable factors that increase your odds of fraternal twins So the first one is your race African-american women are more likely to hyper ovulate over white women Mexican women and then Asians are actually the least Likely to hyper ovulate so they’re the least likely to have fraternal twins. You’re right – also plays a factor So being taller makes you more likely to conceive fraternal twins Specifically being over 5 foot 5 inches being a heavier weight makes you more likely to conceive fraternal twins Having a BMI over 30 Then the most common one is that it just runs in your family and it’s in your genetics too hyper ovulate So if you fraternal twin yourself or your mother is a fraternal twin your odds of hyper Ovulation are up significantly So it’s not uncommon when you do meet someone who conceived fraternal twins spontaneously It’s not uncommon for them to have a grandma who was a twin or their mom’s twin or they have twin siblings or their twin Themselves. It’s a very strong genetic component and the last one that’s an uncontrollable factor that makes it more likely for you to conceive fraternal twins is being Of advanced maternal age. I don’t like that term. Um Just being over the age of 35 Your body is more likely to drop more eggs the older you get Now for the controllable factors what you can do to increase your odds of conceiving twins This is what I was obsessed with before. I Did end up conceiving my identical twins as one I’ll read through next. So the first one is Ian’s I am I think is just like a sweet potato. I don’t know google it People in nigeria have the highest rate of twin births. It is observed that they eat lots of yams, which are full of progesterone and phytoestrogens which may be what leads to the hyper ovulation and Just like coughs. Oh, my eyes are really watery not crying You know, it’s really amazing having twins Number two eat dairy in a study. It was observed that women who consumed more dairy are five times more likely to have twin babies in comparison to women who don’t drink a lot of dairy that Is a huge increase. So if you really want to hyper ovulate, I guess drink a lot of dairy Next is increasing your folic acid or folate consumption You can get folic acid or folate and pretty much any prenatal on the market It’s kind of the number one important vitamin to get into your body when you are pregnant It is not a hundred percent known why this helps but it’s speculated that if you’re getting sufficient folic acid You’re more likely to hyper al you are more likely to hyper ovulate and increases the odds of implantation All right. So this next control whole factor that increases your odds of having twins I feel like is kind of hilarious and in some of the twin mom groups that I’m in I know That some of the twin moms conceive their twins while doing this not knowing that it increased their odds of conceiving twins, so Breastfeeding try to get pregnant when you are still breastfeeding one study found that women that were breastfeeding when they conceived were Nine times more likely to conceive twins Nine times more likely than women who were not breastfeeding now If you’re watching this You might be shocked, too Because a huge myth is that when you’re breastfeeding it’s like birth control and you can’t get pregnant and so there are some women that just use breastfeeding as their contraception to prevent having more babies and clearly that is not a very good idea because you are nine times more likely to conceive twins if you are breastfeeding, so Now you can scare the crap out of any of your friends who tell you that fun fact when they’re breastfeeding their baby Thinking that they’re not gonna get pregnant You could get two babies then the last one which is I pretty obvious is undergoing fertility Treatments in the last 30 years. The twinning rate has more than doubled. Thanks to Modern medicine and different fertility treatments that you can do. I never Personally went to a fertility clinic myself. However, I have heard from friends that had trouble conceiving tell me that their doctors actually tried to advise against putting in 2 eggs when they’re doing IVF because There are a lot more risks when it comes to carrying two babies versus one It is considered a high-risk pregnancy, but if you really really want twins and you’re having trouble conceiving Your you may already be seeing a specialist. So definitely talk to your fertility specialist I’m filled with more fun facts not actual medical advice so gonna end it there So those are the controllable factors that can increase your odds of hyper ovulation for the most part though I think we can all agree that it’s probably just luck of the draw The last thing that I did that has no clinical research behind it But I feel like I got I gotta say it. Maybe maybe there’s some people who do believe in this and While it is probably just luck of the draw. I feel like I at least have to mention This is my entire life. I have put it out into the universe that I want twins. I want twins I told everyone I want twins I prayed on it I mean Again, maybe it didn’t do anything. Probably didn’t do anything But it doesn’t hurt to put things out into the universe and it doesn’t hurt to pray on it maybe if it even increased my odds point zero zero zero zero zero One percent it’s worth it if that’s what you really want and it doesn’t cost you a dime to put it out there So why not? Positive vibes at least, you know, maybe decreases your stress makes you a happier person and maybe happy people have twins I don’t know. I mean I Don’t know. I’m happy people up to its two I guess Please like and subscribe if you have not already won like equals one positive Twin five out into the universe for yourself I hope this video helps you get the twins that you always wanted or If you already have twins and you watch this just for fun I hope it gave you some fun facts that you can share with your friends or to the millions of strangers That will be asking you for the rest of your life how you conceive twins? It’s a very personal question, but people for some reason think it’s okay to ask how you got pregnant. There’s an obvious answer but Everyone will ask you how you got twins If you are pregnant with twins or have twins leave a comment down below of the craziest thing anyone has ever asked you about Carrying twins or having twins, and if you’re trying to get pregnant with twins ask me a crazy question I will pretty much answer anything. Thanks so much for watching. See you in the next video. Bye


  1. Hope this video can help you get the twins you always wanted! Or at least give you some fun facts for the day 🙂

  2. So if we want to do this how much time do you have to eat that way or try the methods for you to start trying ?

  3. Hi i do want twin baby as well …just wanted to know bit more of your journey to conceive a twin …plz share it how and when to start or what food should i eat ….all info plz …thanks

  4. Thanks Mai! I’m a firm believer of speak it then it happens. It’s always happened to me in life, so maybe me saying I want twins all my life just like you, will get me some babies! Haha

  5. I’m getting sick of these videos on YT about what people took and did to get pregnant, there’s nothing out there to make you pregnant except God. If you’re like me with a good husband and a shitty hand dealt to you from your youth then only HE can make it so. Otherwise you’re wasting all your energy and money..period point blank. I used to want kids when I was young and healthy and then I had a wreck with a garbage truck and it killed me 5 times but I’m alive. Why? I don’t even know. I finally found my husband almost 4 yrs ago, but we only just got married a year ago. Got a nice life and no babies to speak or hope of. I’ve been taking proper vitamins to promote fertility and optimize health since I was 19 around the time I got out of hospital from accident, and I have been trying to get pregnant but it’s never happened and I doubt it’s ever going to. So please don’t watch this and expect the same outcome. If you lived a bad life bc of your environment your whole life then don’t expect to have the same outcome no matter how far you’ve gotten in life.

  6. I have twins AND triplets… I got pregnant with our triplets while on the Nexplanon and with our twins while on the Depo shot #HelloCondoms

  7. I am currently 14 weeks pregnant with identical twins. It is so weird because I did everything opposite of this video LOL. The pregnancy was unplanned and unexpected, I don’t consume dairy I am short and skinny. I think it’s just destined to happen if it’s meant to be.

  8. I had my twin boys at age 23. All natural… I am 5'4 and full figured. Twins do run in my family though. The craziest thing I was ever asked was… Why was I so fat, that if I lost weight could move faster. My response… I was 38 weeks pregnant.😒 People can be so rude. Our daughter is 30 and our sons are 28. Love it.

  9. My elder brother has identical twin boys and his eldest son has fraternal girl/boy twins and our mom has a cousins that are girl twins.

  10. You jist manifested it from a very young age. I did too. I dreamed of having twins when i was a child i obsessed over it! Then when i got pregnant at 19, i only wanted one girl but i concieved twins instead. Never on birth control, i hyper ovulate, I'm of African descent and young too so my chances of twins were high anyway.

  11. Dairy is super bad for us! dairy contains hormones so it is obvious but dairy along with meat clogs your arteries, breast feeding produces hormones not present in us any other time …..

  12. Do you know if your chances are higher at all if I’m an identical twin and my husband is a fraternal twin?
    I’m currently 29weeks pregnant with one girl on the way. My husband would love to have twins in the future. I do have identical twin aunts.

  13. I really want to have twins in my womb and I pray that God will perfect it for me and for does that wants it Amen, because with God all things are possible.

  14. It was my dream too!!! It’s crazy because I am having triplets 🥰🥰🥰 I didn’t do anything at all. We weren’t even trying to get pregnant 😬

  15. I love the last point. I wanted twins, and I put it out to the world. I also have been fascinated by twins.

  16. My grandma asian and only 4'11" but she got pregnant 3x.first set identical boy then identical girl then fraternal boy and girl but it was 80yrs ago.take note theres no folic acid b4🤣.well tnx for sharing u r beautiful.i love your skin.

  17. I believe it, God can do amazing and incredible things for you…more than you can imagine. Positive vibes and baby dust! 💕🌻🌺🌹🌼

  18. My dads a fraternal twin.. does that mean it’s in my genetics to have twins or would that gene only pass through the Mother’s side? 🧬 oooh science

  19. Really enjoyed your video! Praying and sending out twin vibes. I really want twins boys. I really hope my chances are at it's highest. I'm an African American who turned 35 this year, and am slightly overweight as well as breastfeeding. Plus my mom is a twin. So, 🙏🏾🤞🏾👶🏾👶🏾

  20. There’s twins in both side of my family, but I didn’t have twins just two girls so far. I’ve had dreams of twins but didn’t happen, I’m ok with my beautiful girls either way a baby is a blessing.

  21. The last one sure worked for me. I put it out there to the universe I've always told everyone that I will have twins someday. I have Fraternal twins boys who are now 11 yrs old. My grandmother on my mother's side had 2 sets of twins her very first pregnancy were twins. She had a 2nd set but didn't make it. I have an aunt who had twins boy and girl. I have several cousins who have twins. And I had a miscarriage 2 years ago who were also twins. And I am trying to get pregnant again and I'm hoping with twin girls since I have 3 boys already.

  22. When I was young I would always say that when I grow up ima have triplets and I would even pray to get triplets I just had a baby on April

  23. I have fraternal girls and 2 singleton girls I do have twins in my family but I was taking a prenatal when we conceived I had no idea it would help my chances but I wanted to make sure I was taking them before I got pregnant to make sure baby would have everything it needed and sure enough I later found out it increased fertility

  24. Hi Mai thankyou for sharing this video since a child I've been in in awe of twins and multiples by God's Grace I believe I'll be able to conceive twins or multiples too please do keep me in your prayers:)

  25. OMG! Many, many thanks for sharing this. Some of the things you’ve shared really resonates with me 😃. I’ve always wanted to have twins. My fiancée thinks I’m crazy when I say we’ll have twins, even though he confessed he’d want to have twins. I’m 35 (& a half 😝) years old, never had a baby before, of African descent (I’m a Kenyan in Kenya 🇰🇪) 😊, love dairy products and take a lot of those… 5’7” in height… yams once in a long while (but will be having them more frequently)…planning to start my Folate supplements /preconception vitamins and a strong believer of the Law of Attraction. I have twins on my vision board and a pic of a mother breastfeeding her twin babies as well. I hope to have twins when we finally get there. Sending it out to the universe…….💞💞💕🙏🏽

  26. I am going to share this video with my Tubal Reversal group. Everyone in my group is hoping for twins, not me I already have two sets💕💕

  27. I am from Nigeria and didn’t know about the yam fact! Wow! Yams here I come 🍠 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️

  28. Im shocked… I have no idea how this video came to me… But my bf and I just experienced having a miscarriage.. We already have 2 beautiful babies… But today we we're talking about trying again in novemeber nd we have ALWAYS talked about twins! We want twins so bad i have looked up how to concieve with twins naturally… I want my twins so bad😭💕 loved this video! 💜💜👏👏

  29. Im a twin my cousins are twins and my cousins daughter and son are twins my grandma is a twin so I guess it runs in the family

  30. Girl, just pray to God and cross your fingers. God ultimately holds our destiny and whatever His will is is what'll come to pass. This was a cute/fun video though, I enjoyed watching 🤗

  31. I love this video, you sound so cute when talking about twin babies :-). I am half Latino/half British and recently had a miscarriage (1st pregnancy), so now I wish to have twin babies and healthiest, please pray for me :-). thank you so much xo xo xo

  32. I'm so excited. I'm breast feeding and my periods are non existent and irregular. My dad is a fraternal and I'm hoping one day we can have twins. I just told my husband breastfeeding can help so we should try more now even with my irregularities….Ty for the video!

  33. New subb 👋🏽 I am 4weeks and I’ve dreamed of it twins and spoke about twins to everyone as well. My partners grandma is a twin and his mother had twins but one passed away .. and my uncle on my mothers side of the family had twins I believe my chances are high but I have no idea what to expect 🙀😻

  34. Hi im pregnant and im 5 weeks and this is my 2 pregnancy i feel way bigger with this pregnancy than with my first

  35. Its my dream to have twins.. i got married 6 months before 25th dec 2018.. plss everyone pray for me inshallah i want to get pregnent with twins.👶👶

  36. Great advice ❤ I'm a triplet with twin older sisters (all identical). They said the next time my mom would probably get pregnant with 4. So my mom ended it there. All girls, I dont have a brother.
    I'd Love to have triplets or twins when I get older. ❤

  37. My grandmother had twins twice and I myself am a fraternal twin. My twin and I are boy/girl twins with me being the female twin. I fit all the criteria for potentially conceiving twins. I’m of African decent, my BMI is over 30, twins run in my family, I can’t get over dairy, I’m 5 foot 7, and I’m nearly 35. I’m looking to conceive soon so maybe it’ll happen. lol 🤣🤣🤣

  38. I really wanted twins when I realized that I wanted to have a family of my own, fast forward to me at age 23 my husband and I were told I was 4 weeks prego with a healthy baby in October 2011, in November 2011 we were told that we now have 2 healthy babies! So that was a dream come true and my unspoken prayers answered. Now we are hoping to have another baby again, waiting to see what God has in store🙏🙌

  39. Thanks for this information it was really good. I'm 40+ weeks and not sure what or how many I'm having. I've got pregnant for the second time in my 40's this is my 3rd pregnancy. People have asked me how I got pregnant knowing my age. I say my family we have babies naturally all the way into our 50's with healthy babies, we are not American and we are black from many parts of the world. Breastfeeding did work for me as a birth control both times. However it only works for me the first 17 months to 2 years and that's breastfeeding on demand so for some like me it's a Technic I guess. My girls are 18 years and 8 days apart and my 2nd will be close to 3 years apart from the 3rd baby. All you mentioned on how to get twins sounds like me. Only I'm plant-based but I did drink a lot of Soy milk. And one of my jobs (I'm a medical missionary) is to help get people pregnant naturally so I wasn't worried about getting pregnant much older.
    We shall see if it worked for me even though I wasn't trying. Thanks again.
    My questions are did you go full term? Did you measure bigger and did you gain more weight? I measured a week larger and I'm heavier and I've never gone this far in my pregnancy! 39. 2 weeks the max not 40+ weeks. I feel it's because we are not dealing with conventional medicine unless needed so letting things happen normally.
    This pregnancy it's less to no medical intervention so unless it's a medical emergency do we do things.

  40. I'm 20 weeks pregnant an everyone is telling me that I'm pregnant with twins….i have not yet done any ultrasound as yet.

  41. Hi ! I’m starting my journey ttc I’ve been trying for 4 months now and every negative test hurts so bad but this month I’m trying different things I’m also documenting it on YouTube here ! Hopefully some of future mommies in my situation fallow me on my journey to see if what I do helps me fall pregnant

  42. I have 2 sets of twins. Identical girls 22 and a boy and girl 5. I didn't know any of these things before getting pregnant. My husband mother had triplets and her sister had twins. I'm just happy that it wasn't 2 sets of triplets. We are all really blessed to be able to have a baby or twins

  43. Well, my mum’s mum had fraternal twins and my mum’s paternal aunt had fraternal triplets. We have a few more fraternal twins in our relatives too but no identical ones so I suppose I have some chance of hyper ovulation too. I am 5’6 but my BMI is always underweight (it’s just always been that way all my life). I haven’t had any kids yet and won’t for at least the next seven years so I will probably have my first in my late 20s. I will take a lot of folic acid and I eat lots of dairy anyway but I’ll have yams too. Hopefully I’ll have triplets then I’ll probably be done with having kids. Too bad they make you have a c-section with triplets. I really want a natural delivery.

  44. Hey all! If you enjoyed this video you may be interested in my recent fun fact video on rare types of twins you’ve never heard of 👯

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