CAUSES OF MULTIPLE PREGNANCIES
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.