Thursday, January 12, 2012

Are You Seeing Double?

Most IPs are well aware that transferring multiple embryos means that you'll have a greater chance of conceiving twins.

However, did you know this:

But there are other factors at work as well. The increase rate of twins may be one of the best examples of how food choices can affect you hormonally. In 2006, a study demonstrated that women who ate two or more servings of non-organic dairy per day were five times more likely to have twins as women who ate no dairy at all. Other studies have shown that the growth hormones given to dairy cows can stimulate a woman’s ovaries to release more eggs at the time of ovulation. In fact, Britain banned the use of these growth hormones in their dairy farms. British women are about half as likely to have twins as women in the U.S.

Here's the link to the rest of the article. It's scary how the body responds to the environment!!