According to infoforyourhealth.com, heredity causes are spoken of in great detail. It toosuggests that age and fertility treatments are a contributing factor in the increase of multiple births.There was in fact, however, a woman in Argentina in 1992 that conceived duodecaplets (12)children spontaneously. There is also a rule of the probability of having multiples, naturally,known as Hellin’s Law. According to Hellin’s Law, the rate of a twin birth is 1/89 that of a single birth. The rate of having triplets is 1/89 that of a twin birth, and so on. The odds are increasinglyminimal at each stage.Infoforyourhealth.com also adds that in Canada, multiple births are up 35% between 1979and 1999. The factors they suggest that make for a higher risk of conceiving multiples are age,ethnicity, and fertility treatments. According to their evidence, if the mother is 35 years old or older, she will be more likely to conceive multiples. They also state that African women have 16fraternal twin pairs per 1,000 births. Caucasian women have 8 fraternal pairs per 1,000 births.East Asian women have 3 fraternal pairs per 1,000 births. This evidence would suggest that either ethnicity plays a contributing factor or the hereditary genetics involved with their background is.They also state that 35% of pregnancies using fertility treatments result in more than one child.Their evidence also seems to lean toward the increase being attributed to age, ethnic origin, andwhether or not fertility treatments were used.According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), therewere approximately 99,639 in vitro or related procedures done in 2000. Of those 99,639, only25,228 (25.3%) of the cases were successful. Of the successful pregnancies, 30.7% were twin births and 4.3% were triplet births. These numbers suggest that a substantial amount (35%) of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) result in a multiple birth when successful.