CAUSES OF MUL­TI­PLE PREG­NAN­CIES

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - NATIONAL NEWS -

Kisii Teach­ing and Re­fer­ral Hos­pi­tal Ex­ec­u­tive Dr Enock Ondari says cases of mul­ti­preg­nan­cies are rare.

Hered­ity was the likely fac­tor in such cases, he said. A fam­ily his­tory of mul­ti­ple preg­nancy in­creases the chances of hav­ing twins.

Women over 30 also have a greater chance of mul­ti­ple con­cep­tion. Many women to­day are de­lay­ing child­bear­ing un­til later in life, and may have twins as a re­sult.

Ovu­la­tion stim­u­lat­ing med­i­ca­tions like clomiphene cit­rate and fol­li­cle stim­u­lat­ing hor­mone help pro­duce many eggs, which, if fer­tilised, can re­sult in mul­ti­ple ba­bies.

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