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Does anyone know why your chances of twins rise with the number of pregnancies you have had?

I have already had four children, my youngest being three months. I am now on bc but it looks like my period is late. I wouldn't mind more babies but I was curious about the chances of twins.

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:31 AM on Nov. 28, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • I've never heard that there was an increased risk due to # of pregnancies. However, with each subsequent pregnancy, you are getting older, which IS a risk factor. Advancing age, like 35 and above, carries a natural risk of multiples because you are more likely to ovulate more than one egg.

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 1:50 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

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