Do you know any twins? Chances are that you might, with twin births becoming more and more common over the last few decades. In fact, a recent study of births around the world found that the global twinning rate has increased by a third since the 1980s, with approximately 1.6 million twins being born every single year.
Researchers believe that one of the most important reasons for this increase is the coinciding rise in the use of fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). But what are the chances of having IVF twins, and how does it happen?
Flo spoke to Dr. Lucky Sekhon, an OB-GYN (obstetrician and gynecologist), reproductive endocrinologist, and infertility specialist, to answer all of our questions. We also hear from Gillian Harvey, an author who’s had IVF twins (as well as a single IVF baby), to hear more on what an IVF twin pregnancy feels like.