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

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What else can I do to make sure I have a healthy multiples pregnancy?

While we’d suggest following pretty much the same advice as with a singleton pregnancy, a multiples pregnancy can be more taxing on your body...

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...

Whether you can delivery vaginally with twins depends on a number of factors

Whether you’ve had a previous Caesarean How your babies are lying in the uterus and whether either of them is engaged. You’ll likely...

So you’re actually having twins, triplets or more. Now what?

Expecting multiples can be a huge shock, the best news you’ve ever had or the cause of great worry and stress (or all three)....

I’m starting to think about preparing a nursery for my babies. Is there anything in particular i need to know?

Our best advice here is to speak to other multiples mums! We’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirts. We’ve all had different...

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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Is a multiples pregnancy more risky than a singleton pregnancy?

Yes, it is, but please don’t let this worry you unduly. Statistically, a multiples pregnancy is considered higher risk than a singleton pregnancy, but...

What can I expect in the first few days after the babies are born?

In essence; a whole lot of feeding and changing, and not a lot of sleep! In all seriousness, though, do take every single opportunity...

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...

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

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Yes, it is, but please don’t let this worry you unduly. Statistically, a multiples pregnancy is considered higher risk than a singleton pregnancy, but...

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

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

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