Pregnant women who take the recommended folic acid supplements may be more likely to have twins, say researchers in Sweden.
The supplements cut the risk of birth defects, but twins have their own problems – they are more likely to be premature, have low birth weights and suffer from cerebral palsy.
Folic acid may raise chance of twins | New Scientist
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How much folic acid did you take to conceive twins?
So experts say that all women who are able to get pregnant should take a daily supplement that has 400 to 800 mcg of folic acid. Women who are pregnant with twins or more should take 1000 mcg a day.
Can you increase chances of twins?
Although certain factors increase the chance of having twins, there is no way to improve the odds of having twins naturally. A woman will usually find out that she is pregnant with twins from an ultrasound early on in the pregnancy.
How long should you take folic acid before trying to conceive twins?
If you’re planning to have a baby, it’s important that you take folic acid tablets for two to three months before you conceive. This allows it to build up in your body to a level that gives the most protection to your future baby against neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.
Can folic acid help me to get pregnant?
Folic acid is an important vitamin for both men and women. Getting enough folic acid can help decrease the risk of birth defects, and it may improve sperm count in men. They do make fertility supplements for men and women who are trying to conceive, but they are not all equal.