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Multiples Multiply in NYC As Women Rush Into Motherhood

Twins are sometimes the result of older mothers and IVF, but in the Big Apple, impatient women who don't have fertility issues are rushing to clinics when the old fashioned way of conceiving takes too long. In a jaw dropping New York Post piece, mamas spoke out about "twofers", twins for the price of one round of fertility treatments and cutting down on their number of pregnancies and ability to get their pre-baby bod back by aspiring (via the doctor's office) for multiples. Since 1980, twin rates in America have increased 70 percent. It said:

"I have my body back," says a Gramercy Park mom with 3-year-old twin girls (who asked to remain anonymous to protect her family's privacy). "And while my friends are bracing themselves for baby number two and all the sleep deprivation and chaos that comes with it, we are planning a family trip to Hawaii."

Do you appreciate these multitasking mamas take on motherhood?


lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i have a friend that just moved to the NYC area and she was telling me about all the twins there, it kind of freaked her out, lol. i don't think i would mess with things if i didn't have trouble getting pregnant naturally. but i guess it's all right (??) sounds weird to say "i didn't want to bother with a second pregnancy so we just told the doctor; fill her up".
kmckay kmckay 8 years
ugh.. this makes me sick too. i don't think the celebrity twin- baby boom is helping either. people are becoming more & more self-centered each and every day. and shame on any doctor who would give fertility treatments for no reason (infertility=no baby in 1 yr. with most ages)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
mac I agree with you and especially your last sentence. Plus this woman in the article just seems to have an air of superiority. Obviously her way is the right way and she's rubbing it in her friends faces that she's planning a trip to Hawaii instead of planning for her 2nd child. There is no one right way for people to live their lives.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Are twins becoming the next accessory? The celebrities all have twins so why shouldn't we be "special" like them. While I'm not one of those "I love my stretch marks" kind of martyr mom there is something about this that seems so un-mom like. Motherhood isn't about convenience. This whole thing makes my stomach turn a little :-/
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I guess it's the modern way, though I don't agree. I am able to have things happen naturally if I get twins I get twins, but I am not going to waste my money getting them.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
While I would truly love love love to have twins (they run in my family--and I am awed by the relationships between my aunts and cousins who are twins) I think their reasons for having and wanting twins are ridiculous and selfish!
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