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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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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...

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...

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...

Newborn Care

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...

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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...

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...

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....

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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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...

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...

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’...

Premature Babies

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Common Symptoms

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...