Over the last few years, the number of twins that have been born in the United States has reached a new high, says the Centers for Disease control and Prevention. In the last year, as per report 33.9 twins were born out of every 1,000 births this last year. Now, the birth rate has increased by .2 percent, but it still has increased and set a new record. The sheer numbers of this were from California, Texas, and New York, with Mexico being the lowest at 24. The birth rate has been rising for a while, for every single demographic of women since 1980. However, they didn’t really change this dramatically for white or Hispanic women until about 2013-2014, and the rise did continue as well. At the moment, they do expect it to increase more.
The reason for this is not specifically known though according the source, because many women are different, and the genetic code is different for each. However, with the recent occurrence of women giving birth later in life, and with the recent idea to wait for a while to give birth and have children, there is a chance that it is also increasing the chances of twins.
There is another part of this as well. For many couples who can’t have children normally, there is in-vitro fertilization, which has started to become popular in recent years. Many couples who want to have children are waiting later, and instead of going through the traditional conception, they use this method. With in-vitro fertilization, there is a chance that you can have multiple children, and that’s where a good many of the twins that are being birthed are coming from. There are also other mothers who also have births of children that are multiple babies through this use, so it does account for many of the recent changes in this rate, especially since many are waiting and are looking at this method to have children.
On the flip side, the birth rates may have rose for twins, but for triplets or anything higher than that actually dropped another 5%. In this, it’s only about 113.3 for every 100,000 births, and it actually has decreased about 40% since3 1998. They aren’t as common anymore, and many parents don’t want to take this into account, so they try to stay away from this sort of number of children.
With recent scientific advances, more are turning to other ways to have children, and because of that, the chances to have more than one child at once have started to increase. Who knows what this might mean for those in the future that turn to science as well, and it makes many wonder just what is going to happen when science does take off and more people go towards this method than conventional methods for having children. It’s a revolutionary endeavor, and at this moment, the only thing that one can wait on is time that will tell this.