So why the twins talk? This has been a discussion in our home the past couple days. I just finished a round of Clomid. I'm pretty sure I ovulated based off of my charts and a few symptoms. I didn't have any ovulation tests on hand though. Last Friday, I went in for my "day 21" progesterone test. This checks my progesterone levels and indicates whether I ovulated or not. Normal range is considered 6.5 to 7, my level was 0.75. Not great! This is low, but not terrible news to me. The month I got pregnant with my son 2 years ago, my level was only 1.5 and my Dr. told me that I wouldn't get pregnant that month. I proved her wrong a couple weeks later with a positive pregnancy test.
My doctor's course of action is to double my dosage of Clomid next month. So instead of 50 mg a day, I will take 100 mg. This got me thinking about the chances of twins or other multiples. Here's the research that I found:
Twins are conceived naturally in about 2% of pregnancies. With fertility treatments, the statistic is about 40%. (source)
Twins: 1 in 10
Mulitples: 1 in 6.5
20% chance of twins or multiples
1 in 4
Women that are most likely to get pregnant with twins using fertility treatments:
White women in the 35-39 age range have a 1 in 37 chance
Black women in the 35-39 age range have a 1 in 32 chance
I wish the study on Clomid stated which dosage this was based on. Maybe it was an average. I don't have an elevated chance due to genetics. I also don't fall into the age range for women most likely to have twins. My husband is worried and doesn't want me to double the dose. Honestly, based on my last pregnancy success, it's possible I can still get pregnant on the 50 mg dosage, but I'm tired of waiting. I'm totally trusting that if I'm supposed to have twins, I will, and if I'm not, I won't! And hey, twins could be fun right? It would make up for all the time we've lost in trying to conceive by giving us two babies at once!
Did you get pregnant with twins or other multiples while using fertility treatments?
I'm Jenny, the mama behind the blog Cloth Diaper Revival. I'm a stay at home mom to Noah and a wife to Chas, the cloth diapering dad. I used to be a 3rd grade teacher until I was blessed with the birth of my first child, Noah. I'm currently trying to conceive my second child while struggling with infertility due to PCOS. This series covers my journey and my experiences along the way.