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Establishing a Daytime Routine with Multiples

You may well have come from a high-powered job with many demanding tasks each day. Well, you’ve just walked into another one! While your...

Pregnancy & Birth

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)....

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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Will I be able to tell if I’m pregnant with twins, triplets or more?

It’s impossible to say. Some multiples mums say their symptoms were the same as singleton pregnancies, some say they were far worse; as with...

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...

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...

Newborn Care

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...

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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...

Haemorrhoids

Increased pressure to the lower abdominal area, along with bouts of constipation can result in the swollen blood vessels that are Haemorrhoids. As with...

General Info about Premature Babies

While being pregnant with twins, triplets or more can be an exciting time, it can also be an anxious time, because multiples pregnancies have...

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...

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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...

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...

I’ve already got one child. How will this multiples pregnancy differ from my previous experience?

As we said before, every woman is different and every pregnancy is different. From talking to multiples mums, there are a few common factors...

Premature Babies

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

I’ve already got one child. How will this multiples pregnancy differ from my previous experience?

As we said before, every woman is different and every pregnancy is different. From talking to multiples mums, there are a few common factors...

Backache

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

Common Symptoms

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...

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...

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Not related to carpel tunnel syndrome, but endlessly irritating, can be a loss of grip or hand-strength. Save buying or using expensive glasses until...

Haemorrhoids

Increased pressure to the lower abdominal area, along with bouts of constipation can result in the swollen blood vessels that are Haemorrhoids. As with...

Doula Support

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...

General Info about Premature Babies

While being pregnant with twins, triplets or more can be an exciting time, it can also be an anxious time, because multiples pregnancies have...

Establishing a Daytime Routine with Multiples

You may well have come from a high-powered job with many demanding tasks each day. Well, you’ve just walked into another one! While your...

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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...

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...

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...