In my last post, I spoke about My American Friend and I mentioned another story about another American friend I knew some years ago. Well, here is it and here is the information that reminded me of him. I showed him how to have twin babies. Just stick with me through this long post.
Many couples dream of having twins! But, is it possible to conceive twins by following a particular regime? Are
there any natural ways to go about it without indulging in medications or drugs? This is what my other friend wanted to know from me. We met in Kano, northern Nigeria during a workshop by The Nigerian Red Cross. I’m a member of the Red Cross and I wear a badge about it almost as I will wear my wedding ring. This American heard during the introductions that I’m from South-Western Nigeria, a Yoruba boy that belongs to the group of people who have the highest number of twin conceptions on the planet. He wanted to have twins and he wanted to learn the secrets to that from the Master himself…. Moi….and he told me Americans don’t take ”No” for an answer. Well, I gave him the answers I had but not without some trouble. Our conversation went something like this:
Actually, Mr Fisk, there’s only one pair of twins among my living extended family…..
Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about son, you guys have something you’re not telling us.
(Looking Lost) That means we don’t have much and I can’t claim to be an authority about….
No… Tobi, that’s a lot. I don’t even have a pair in my lineage.I could break that jinx y’know. My wife loves them in twos and threes.
(Trying to change the topic). Oh, have you had lunch?
I heard you guys have some special food you take that increases fertility and some deities of fertility you……
Sir, I’m a Christian and so are my parents but do you really mind meeting a fertility goddess for this?
It’ll make my wife happy and me….well, it’s the least I could take home from here.
(Up till that moment I’d really found it difficult to picture Americans as people who’ll go all the way to please their wives, where do the divorce statistics come from?) I need an answer in the comments box.
I didn’t want him to lose his Christianity(being a Christian myself) in the quest for twins and pleasing his wife so I tell him our secrets. Here’s what I told him we eat: Lots of pepper(including Alligator pepper), Amala (I told him to check the method of preparation on the internet). If I had told him how difficult it is or how it looks, I’ll have had to do one for him. That’s all I know we eat and many others don’t.
To my surprise, he was very pleased to hear that. If I had known it was that simple, why did I try to dodge in the first place. I could have said anything. He told me about the statistics. Yoruba births are almost mainly multiple births. I knew we had plenty but I didn’t know the rest of the world had so little.
Well, something in my formula seemed to work because almost 2 years later, Mr Fisk has gotten his twins. He was overjoyed. I only hope he can forgive me when he sees this post.
Now I saw this on the internet today and it may have some truth in it, if you really want to have your twins.
It comes to me that you are wanting to have twins, is it? Or perhaps you and your partner fascinate to be called proud parents of twins?! Well, whatever the reason might be, conceiving twins needs you to follow some dos and don’t’s which could prove to be useful and the perfect solution to your anxiety. Owning twins is an altogether different experience for the parents as well as the family! And it is fun most of the time!
However, to get into the phase, you first need to understand that the methods and tips described below are a result of extensive research and statistics and might not always be foolproof. Although, many couples keep wondering, how to get pregnant with twins or how to increase your chances of having twins or how to conceive twins naturally? Let us find out taking into consideration the following aspects.
Getting pregnant with twins, either girl-girl, girl-boy, boy-boy, is said to work out using some natural ways given below. I mean, there isn’t any risk involved here and hence no harm trying these tips to get pregnant with twins.
First of all, you as well as your partner need to be prepared for pregnancy and childbirth, of course. Raising twins can be a difficult job so thorough mental preparation is required from both especially the woman. Also, you as a woman, should be able to carry the twins and thus physical fitness is mandatory. Generally, it has been observed, healthier and taller females tend to give birth to twins often in comparison to others.
Timing the Act:
If you may not be aware, ovulation plays a very crucial role in trying to conceive twins. It is very important to know the ovulation dates properly so as to plan the intercourse accordingly. Also, several intimate positions are said to affect the chances of having twins so make sure, both of you indulge and experiment with them. (The writer didn’t mention the positions so I’m also at a loss).
Managing the Diet:
Diet is perhaps one of the most popular and effective natural ways to conceive twins and also the most appropriate answer to how to have twins? Consuming a well-balanced diet sufficient for you as well as your baby (babies here!) is advisable. Plus, make sure you eat a lot of dairy products like milk, yogurt and buttermilk.
Statistics prove that dairy products help multiple egg production by the ovaries ultimately increasing the chances of twins’ birth. Likewise, consuming wild yams has been associated with the same and hence introducing cassava root becomes compulsory. Also, folic acid rich foods like leafy vegetables, cereals,
grains, legumes, beans and the folic acid supplements help a great deal in conceiving twins naturally so increase your folic acid intake too. (I understand the science behind Folic acid intake and dairy foods intake but yams (well, a trial isn’t harmful, Amala is actually made from wild yams and we do eat them a lot here). I’ve also heard about eating okra seeds which is peculiar to a particular Yoruba village whose Twin conception rate is the highest in the world-almost 75%.
Heredity & Genetics:
Science has proven time and again that a woman is likely to give birth to twins if her parents and grand as
well as great grandparents have had twins. This actually relates to the family genes wherein the hereditary factor coding for twins’ birth is transferred from one generation to another. Sounds interesting, ain’t it?
Some of the best ways to conceive twins naturally are by following the above simple ideas. how to conceive
twins naturally or how to have twins naturally is something in God’s hand, however, you can easily
increase your chances. Even if you are not successful, a single baby would bring equal amount of joy and
happiness in your life.
Well, you have it all. You can increase your chances with the giver of twins. It’s a thankless job for me to share this but if it works feel free to tell me. If it doesn’t let’s still be friends.