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A day in the life of Suman Manning

For some, living a nine to five can be pretty tiresome; but Suman Manning tells us what a regular day in her life is like when raising triplets, 2 dogs and managing a social group for mothers with multiples called TwinsPlus Arabia. Published by: My Dubai My City

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The UAE Breastfeeding Network

Breastfeeding friends discuss the establishment of the UAE Breastfeeding Network: The meeting was attended by Iman Rashid Saif, Director of Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Dr. Ruqaya Fikri, Vice President of Breastfeeding Friends Association, in addition to about 40 women from governmental and private institutions from different Emirates, as well as volunteers and employees of the association. During her speech, Iman Rashid Saif appreciated the efforts of Breastfeeding Friends Association and other health supporting associations, under...

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Twins being born in Britain reaches a five-year high – thanks to overweight mothers in their 20s

In 2015, 10,901 women had twins, 169 triplets and three quads and above In the past, women aged over 45 drove the rise in multiple births, due to IVF Women aged 25 to 29 are now helping to nudge up the multiple births rate Twins and Multiple Births Association said obesity leads to multiple births Obesity could be causing an increase in the rate of multiple births in mothers in their mid-twenties.   Women aged 25 to 29 are...

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Twins, Triplets & More in the UAE: Part 4

Gulf News talks to four mums, with twins and triplets, about their first reactions, daily life, and experiences: - Annamarie Mikaelian, 38, South African, four children “Our house will always be a mess, but it will always be full of love.” That’s how Annamarie Mikaelian, 38, mother of four, including triplets, described the joy of having triplets. The Dubai resident said while twins run in her family, she and her husband were shocked but happy to find out they were having triplets....

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Twins, Triplets & More in the UAE: Part 3

Gulf News talks to four mums, with twins and triplets, about their first reactions, daily life, and experiences: - Suman Manning, 41, Indian, mother of triplets “We found out we were having triplets at my first scan at eight weeks,” said Dubai resident Suman Manning, 41, from Bengaluru. Holding hands and awaiting the good news at the clinic, Manning and her husband were thrilled when, during the scan, the doctor pointed at another dark spot on the screen and said, “There is...

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Twins, Triplets & More in the UAE: Part 2

Gulf News talks to four mums, with twins and triplets, about their first reactions, daily life, and experiences: - Lala and Rupert Langtry White, British, both 34, four children She found out she was having twins during the sixth week of her pregnancy. Descrbing them as “miracles”, Lala Rupert Langtry, mother of the now 11-month-old identical twins, Digby and Arto, remembers telling her doctor that twins don’t run in her family. Langtry pointed out that identical twins are not hereditary, and are not...

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Twins, Triplets & More in the UAE: Part 1

Gulf News talks to four mums, with twins and triplets, about their first reactions, daily life, and experiences: Dubai: Two of a kind, peas in a pod, cut from the same cloth... phrases twins and multiples hear too often. In Dubai, the number of twins and multiples has been growing over the past six years. The Dubai Gynaecology and Fertility Centre reported 52 twins and six triplets in 2015, and 53 twins and five triplets in 2014 (through IVF). However, when...

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