Why Are More Women Having Twins?
Feel like you're seeing double lately? It might not be your eyesight - there are more set of twins being born in America than previous decades!
One in every 30 babies born in the U.S. is a twin, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is an astounding increase from years past - in 1980, only 1 in every 53 babies was a twin.
So what's going on?
Well, the trend is partly attributed to the use of fertility drugs and assisted reproductive technology.
But the increase is also due to the fact that more women are having babies later in life, after the age of 30. For some unknown reason, mothers in their 30s are more likely to have twins than younger or older women.
"When people say it seems like you see more twins nowadays, they're right," said Joyce Martin, an epidemiologist who co-authored the report.
What do you think? Are more of your friends and family members having twins?