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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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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...

Nappy Changing

Especially with multiples, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got everything to hand before you start stripping off babygrows and dirty nappies and risk...

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...

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Going Home

So this is it; you’ve got to grips with feeding, you’re feeling a little more confident (we hope!) and you’re off home as a...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

Look After Yourself

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...

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....

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...

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Backache

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

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...

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...

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...

Doula Support

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...

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...

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...

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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...