Multiple Births on the Rise
Do you ever wonder why it seems that multiple births are on the rise? Under natural conditions, your chance of having a pregnancy with more than one baby is relatively low (approximately a 1.5% chance). However, the number of multiple births has increased dramatically over the past 15 years. Due to the use of fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization and the increase of pregnancies in older moms, who have an increased likelihood of multiple birth pregnancy, multiple births will continue to rise. Several factors contribute to the development of a multiple pregnancy: Heredity: A history of multiple births on a woman’s ...
Preparing for Twins
If you are a new parent of twins - or other multiples - then you likely know just how overwhelming it can be raising them. Thankfully, there are a number of tips that are available for you to utilize that can help you keep your life a bit more organized and stress-free. Of course, life with multiples is not always going to be stress-free, but you can certainly ease the burden by preparing yourself both mentally and physically for the day to day life of having multiple infants. Primarily, the best way to get prepared is by stocking up on baby products ...
What to Expect if You’re Expecting Twins
Getting the news that you’re going to be having twins can be quite the shocker. Most people don’t even think about the possibility of twins before it hits them. Now that you know you’re going to be having twins, what can you expect? Here’s what’s in store for you in the coming months. Preparation In general, you want to prepare for your baby’s delivery ahead of schedule by several weeks. That means that you should have your supplies, your cribs ready, etc all before you generally would if you were just having a single child. Why is this? Because twin pregnancies tend to ...
5 Tips for Parenting Twins
Ready to be the proud parents of two beautiful twin babies? Parenting twins can be both trying at times and incredibly rewarding. Here are some great tips for parenting twins. 1. Learn, Learn, Learn There are many who’ve walked the path you’re on and come back to share their experiences and advice. There’s a lot to learn about being a twin mom. Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, learn from moms who’ve already gone through this experience. They often have a lot of useful advice that could apply to your situation. 2. Have a Great Doctor Your doctor isn’t just someone you go to ...
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