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Spontaneous twin mamas

Postby MegsIsMommy » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:12 pm

A friend informed me tonight that if you take Penicillin during conception it increases your chance, naturally, of having multiples.

Out of curosity... If you have spontaneous twins, ie not resulting from fertility treatments, were you on Penicillin??

I just found it interesting and google doesn't turn up much. :-)
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Postby medicalkiss » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:07 pm

Mine were fertility, but as a third year med student I can tell you there is zero evidence to suppo that. The only thing antibiotics increases is your chance of your birth control not working and therefore general pregnancy. Not twins.
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Postby JADE0199 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:14 am

I have been pregnant twice with identical twins, neither time I was on any kind of antibiotic and/or penicillan.

The 1st was conceived naturally and I m/c at 7.5 weeks. The 2nd ID twin pregnancy was via IVF after we tx 2 embryos, 1 spontaneously split after a 5 day transfer.
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Postby shrimpsey » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:22 am

No penicillan, but I did eat yams, lol. Apparently that increases your chances, but mine are identical and so I think that it was just random.
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Postby MegsIsMommy » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:45 am

Thanks ladies for sharing! I found it skeptical and when google didn't turn up anything {other than antibiotics decrease likely hood of birth control pills working thus higher amounts of estrogen that does give you a slightly higher chance of conceiving twins due to two eggs releasing} I found it all the more skeptical. :-)

Congrats on all your beautiful multiples!
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