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Brangelina Denies IVF Rumors

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The Jolie-Pitts refuted reports that they used fertility drugs to get pregnant with their new twins. We started wondering -- how common is it to have twins without drugs when parents have no family history of multiples?

Angelina Jolie told Hello! magazine, "If they had been conceived through IVF, we would have been happy to discuss it ... But we have been fortunate never to have had fertility problems." It seems like Hollywood is twin crazy these days -- even Lisa Marie Presley announced that she is having two little bundles -- and there has been no mention of IVF.

We called friend of momlogic and OB/GYN Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz for her perspective:

"The chance of twins varies on your race, nationality, etc. In the U.S., twins of any kind happen in approximately 12 in every 1,000 births. Two out of every three of

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those births are fraternal. Identical twins occur in 4 of every 1,000 births.

"Twinning increases with the age of the mom -- 3/1,000 under 20 years old and 14/1,000 for women ages 35 - 40. Fertility medication can increase the chance of twinning, and some studies have shown that 22 percent of all IVF pregnancies are twins -- and these are older studies.

"The rate of twin births has gone up 65% since 1980, largely because the use of fertility treatments is more common. Women who don't use fertility treatments have a 1 in 89 chance of having twins. 

"So, do the math -- these twins could be spontaneous or not. I'm sure we will ever know and I wouldn't hazard to guess."

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10 comments so far | Post a comment now
Gilliana August 5, 2008, 7:05 PM

Suuuuuure Angelina!

I find it really difficult to believe that most of these celebrity twins were conceived naturally AND Angie’s not exactly the best truthteller around, so SORRY!

Gillly August 5, 2008, 7:05 PM

And how is this really anyones business? If they did, if they didn’t what does it matter? They had twins, they seem to be good parents, they are working to make the world a better place with action - not just talking about it - so leave them alone and let them live their lives in peace.

Anonymous August 5, 2008, 7:07 PM

I think she had IVF but I don’t think it’s anyone’s business

sblondon August 5, 2008, 7:41 PM

right on Gilly. I totally agree with you!! Celebrities can not do anything any more with out the media getting involved some how! And I guess that even includes something so joyous as having babies!! Let’s leave the new family alone shall we! Let them enjoy being new parents(again)!!!

Amber August 6, 2008, 12:05 AM

Twins have to start somewhere right?

birdsfly August 6, 2008, 1:39 PM

If we get any more invasive into these people’s lives we’re going to be debating what position they used. Lordy.

Paige August 6, 2008, 6:32 PM

IVF or not, as long as they’ll be responsible parents then it’s more than enough… They adopt kids, why question if they want twins of their own?!

Victoria Richards August 21, 2008, 6:18 PM

Geez!!! Let those two people live with some peace, Angie is still very young why would anyone think she couldn’t have babies the natural way, if she were in her mid 40’s maybe, but who’s business is it anyways, not ours!!!

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