Every year in New Zealand around 1000 families will welcome twins, triplets or occasionally even higher order multiples. That number is increasing every year, partly due to the increase in fertility treatments such as clomiphene and IVF which have a higher chance of producing multiples, and partly due to women leaving it longer to start their families - women over 35 are more likely to conceive twins or triplets.
Finding out you are pregnant with twins or more can be a huge
shock! All of a sudden the baby you have been planning for has
become two, or three, or even more! This section on Twins and
More to give you an insight into what life with twins and higher
order multiples is like!