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What is a Doula? Have you ever heard of one? It’s a woman employed by expecting mothers to help them through pregnancy and the first...

Pregnancy & Birth

Should I eat for two? Or three… or four…

In a word; No! Sorry to be killjoys, but as long as you’re eating the right things - plenty of nutrients in a balanced...

How long does a multiple pregnancy last?

While a full-term singleton pregnancy is considered 40 weeks, for one reason or another multiples pregnancies tend to be slightly shorter. If you’re carrying...

When will I know how many babies I’m carrying?

Again, every pregnancy is different. Some families find out very early on they’re expecting multiples, while others - especially if one or more of...

I’ve been told there are two sacs in my uterus, but then my doctor said it might not be twins. I’m confused…

If you discover very early on you’re having twins - in the first trimester - you’ll be told doctors can see two sacs and...

But there aren’t any multiples in our family!

Ah well, science isn’t always exact! While multiples do run in families - if you have sets of non-identical, or fraternal, twins in the...

What options will I have for giving birth to multiples in the UAE?

The best person to answer this question for you is your obstetrician as yet again, every woman is different and every pregnancy is different....

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That First Night at Home

You’re on your own with your twins, triplets or more! Panic stations! Don’t worry. Simply take a (mental) step back and breathe. Try to...

Cuddling Multiples!

We all know newborn baby snuggles are just the best. The warmth, the softness, that lovely new baby smell… But how do you do...

How long am I likely to be in hospital for?

This totally depends on your circumstances; what your birth was like, how you’re recovering, if it’s your first birth, how far you live from...

Newborn Care

The First Few Weeks

If you feel up to it, try to get showered and dressed when you wake up in the morning. We know if you’ve had...

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How long does a multiple pregnancy last?

While a full-term singleton pregnancy is considered 40 weeks, for one reason or another multiples pregnancies tend to be slightly shorter. If you’re carrying...

Varicose Veins

The extra blood needed to nurture your babies can put pressure on your veins. Varicose veins are swollen veins just below the skin, and...

When should I start thinking about a bath/story/bedtime routine?

During the first twelve weeks you’ll probably find that day and night blur together in a melee of feeding and changing. Around the 12-week...

Should I be taking prenatal vitamins or supplements? And is there any medication I shouldn’t be taking?

If you’re not already taking it, as soon as you find out you’re pregnant, start taking folic acid as it’s important for your babies’...

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Aneamia

Low iron is not uncommon during pregnancy and contributes to making you feel even more tired than creating several humans does already. You should...

Finding Support

For even the most prepared of mums, being pregnant with and delivering multiples can sometimes be a stressful or at times traumatic experience and...

How will my Babies look?

Although you’ll have been bombarded with images of chubby cheeks and rolls of fat for the past eight months (or less), chances are your...

Premature Babies

Want to help Others?

If you’ve experienced a premature baby - whether in NICU or not - and have come out the other side, you might want to...

Caring for your Babies while they are in NICU

Although you might be restricted with how much physical contact you have with your babies depending on the gestation they were born and their...

Causes of Premature Birth

Although it isn’t always possible to determine the reason a baby is born early, there are some possible causes; If you’ve had a previous...

Premature Birth

Babies born early are likely to need extra care and monitoring to help them gain weight and mature fully outside the womb. Babies born...

How will my Babies look?

Although you’ll have been bombarded with images of chubby cheeks and rolls of fat for the past eight months (or less), chances are your...

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Having twins or triplets or even one child is challenging and not just physically, but mentally too as they almost always have different personalities,...

Look After Yourself

If I do want to give birth to my twins vaginally, does that mean I have to go through labour twice?

Stop panicking; no, you don’t! You’ll go through the first and third stage of labour - where your cervix dilates and then, after your...

How will my Babies look?

Although you’ll have been bombarded with images of chubby cheeks and rolls of fat for the past eight months (or less), chances are your...

What will my babies be monitored for in NICU?

Babies born prematurely are monitored for a number of different reasons, including; Jaundice, as their little systems might not be able to do what...

Headaches

Increased headaches and migraines come with pregnancy territory. Do everything you would normally do, such as staying hydrated, rested, keeping blood sugar balanced with...

Common Symptoms

Nausea

Morning sickness is really badly named. While some women do get a bout of acute nausea in the mornings, others get it in the...

Foot and Knee Trouble

More fluid circulates round your body in pregnancy and, owing to gravity, some of it collects in your feet. If they swell up, avoid...

Backache

Up until around the second trimester, your bump will probably grow much like a singleton pregnancy – but hold on! Commonly, from around 20...

Indigestion

Indigestion, heartburn or acid reflux can be a symptom you encounter as your bump grows. As your babies get bigger they also push against...

Doula Support

Foot and Knee Trouble

More fluid circulates round your body in pregnancy and, owing to gravity, some of it collects in your feet. If they swell up, avoid...

Coping with Crying Babies

Many mums say one of the hardest parts of being a mum is having a crying baby and not knowing why they’re crying. While...

Cuddling Multiples!

We all know newborn baby snuggles are just the best. The warmth, the softness, that lovely new baby smell… But how do you do...

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Having twins or triplets or even one child is challenging and not just physically, but mentally too as they almost always have different personalities,...

Look After Yourself

What should I do? Taking care of yourself during a multiples pregnancy starts with eating well – except that little research has been done on...

Doula Support

What is a Doula? Have you ever heard of one? It’s a woman employed by expecting mothers to help them through pregnancy and the first...

Indigestion

Indigestion, heartburn or acid reflux can be a symptom you encounter as your bump grows. As your babies get bigger they also push against...

Caring for your Babies while they are in NICU

Although you might be restricted with how much physical contact you have with your babies depending on the gestation they were born and their...

Causes of Premature Birth

Although it isn’t always possible to determine the reason a baby is born early, there are some possible causes; If you’ve had a previous...

Premature Birth

Babies born early are likely to need extra care and monitoring to help them gain weight and mature fully outside the womb. Babies born...

Want to help Others?

If you’ve experienced a premature baby - whether in NICU or not - and have come out the other side, you might want to...

How will my Babies look?

Although you’ll have been bombarded with images of chubby cheeks and rolls of fat for the past eight months (or less), chances are your...

Coping while your Babies are in NICU

Although you’ll know your babies are receiving the vital care they need in the NICU, it’s common to feel you’ve missed out on so...

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

If your babies are born before 37 weeks, chances are they’ll spend at least some time in the NICU where they’ll receive 24-hour care....

What will my babies be monitored for in NICU?

Babies born prematurely are monitored for a number of different reasons, including; Jaundice, as their little systems might not be able to do what...