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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...

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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)....

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...

I’m having slight spotting and bleeding in my multiples pregnancy. Should I be concerned?

Whether it’s accompanied by pain or not, you should always, always check out vaginal bleeding straight away with your healthcare provider or local hospital...

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...

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...

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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...

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’...

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)....

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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Establishing a Nighttime Routine with Multiples

Nights are for sleeping, and the sooner every family member in the house realises that, the better! Here are our tips for making sure...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

Premature Babies

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...

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...

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...

FEATURED

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

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Backache

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

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...

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...

Doula Support

Backache

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

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...

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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Get Organised with Home Learning

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...