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multiple births and serophene - clomid

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#1 5lilcherubs

Posted 06 January 2005 - 08:40 PM

just got a question. My am currently on my first round of serophene tabs (clomid) and one of the side effects is multiple births (mostly twins i think) i was just wondering if anyone has conceived twins or more while using serophene or clomid?
im just curious as i got pregnant pretty much straight away with my 3 gorgeous babies and my doc seems to think there is a possibility we will have a multiple pregnancy 4th time round.
thanx so much
kind regards

#2 Expat

Posted 07 January 2005 - 03:52 AM

Yes, my cousin did.

six cycles on days 3-7, one on 1-5 and BAM.

However, your doctor should be monitoring you with
ultrasound and blood tests, so you'll know how many
follicles you produce.

Sometimes "be yourself" is
the worst advice you can

#3 Drew

Posted 07 January 2005 - 09:40 AM

Hi Shayla!  I love your name!  I might add that one to my list...

I was on clomid and conceived twins on my fourth cycle.  We were told there is a higher risk of multiple births on clomid and studies have also shown that so called "Older" mums ie 30+ have a higher rate of multiples as well.  After 17 months of TTC #1 we didn't care - 2 babies would be better than none and lucky us, we were blessed with twins!

However, after our 12 week ultrasound, we were told that they are identical which means that the "twins" are more likely to be hereditary as clomid would make you release two eggs, rather than an egg split.  So it looks like our twins are from my dad and not clomid if what I have been told is true.  Some say that identical are a freak of nature and fraternal are hereditary but a book I am reading says that families of fraternal twins are more likely to have fraternal twins passed down and so are identical.  Go figure?

Yes, as expat said, to ensure the number of follies produced the dr can monitor you via ultrasound and tell you not to BD if there are too many follies and you don't want a multiple pregnancy.  I have read others have had this done, but my dr didn't monitor me.  That was our next step, but we didn't make it.  I have also heard that it is best to only take up to 6 doses of it ie 6 mths as it can overstimulate the ovaries, but I have also read others being on it for a year?  Don't know how safe that is?

Have you joined the "Clomidians" on the "trying for a baby" thread?  They were my lifesavers with all their advice, kind words and support.  I suggest you inrtoduce yourself there as it is such a comfort to read about others going through the same thing.

I wish you lots of baby dust and a BIG FAT BFP soon....

After 18 months TTC - TWINS!!Due 23 June 2005
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#4 oztwinmama

Posted 07 January 2005 - 08:37 PM

I did. I did 1 cycle at 50mg in Oct 03 - didn't ovulate, 1 cycle at 100mg - ovulated not pregnant, another cycle of 100mg in December 03 - pregnant but m/c'd at the end of Jan 04. took a 2 1/2 month break, lost 5 kilos, and did 100mg again and fell pregnant with my twins - who by the way were born at exactly 36 weeks on Christmas Eve via elective c-section. They are still in the SCN at the hospital and should be home next week. We have a boy and a girl.

#5 Expat

Posted 08 January 2005 - 08:25 AM

Drew - the six cycles recommendation is basically because is
it hasn't worked by then, it probably won't and you need to
move on to the next step.

Clomid can have adverse effects on your lining and CM if
taken for long periods of time, which is another reason to
move on after a few cycles.

Sometimes "be yourself" is
the worst advice you can

#6 mags20

Posted 08 January 2005 - 12:57 PM

The ironic thing with me was that I concieved my DD1 on serophene (1/2 tablets - 3rd cycle of it), but then concieved my g/b twins naturally the first month of trying!!!!

My fertility specialist told me that if you  start of really conservative with the dose then the "risk" of (I wouldn't call it a risk - a blessing really)  is only 1 in 20.  

Good luck


#7 kaity1

Posted 08 January 2005 - 03:31 PM

HI.  I conceived my first daughter after one cycle of clomid, and then with my twins we also took one cycle of clomid and had identical twin girls. I agree with Drew that i too was told because the girls were identical it was not a result of the clomid - which produces eggs, not splits them!- So with my father being a fraternal twin (a twin sister) this did not play a part either.  They say it is just luck for us... hence if i was to have another pregnancy the chance of twins is very high as the hereditary and the clomid are still big big chances we could have another multiple birth.....
So for us three beautiful girls is plenty!!!
Good luck - hope you are too a lucky one to conceive a beautiful multiple pregnancy.

Mum to
Kaitlyn 05/01/02
April and Jasmin 06/08/03 (born at 32weeks)

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