Tag Archives: twin pregnancy

My Twin Pregnancy Week by Week: The Ultimate Planner for Moms Expecting Twins

When I was pregnant with twins w-a-a-a-a-y back when, few books on the subject existed. But from the handful of books that were available I quickly learned that my twin pregnancy was very different from a singleton pregnancy, and that I needed to take extra special care of myself. For instance, I had to make sure […]

Have a Question About Twins? Ask a Parent of Multiples

It’s true. If you want to know the real truth about raising multiples, then ask a parent with twins, triplets or quads. I have always known this but recently while trying to figure out what to write for this blog post, I had an “ah-ha” moment: “Why not let the parents speak?” Since starting this blog […]

Pregnant With Twins? 7 Questions to Ask Your Doctor.

When I was pregnant with my twins more than 18 years ago, there weren’t many health guidelines specific to a twin pregnancy. I was confused about how much I should eat or whether I should continue exercising, for instance. There were, however, lots of horror stories about preterm labor, premature birth, and low-birth weight babies […]

Third Trimester Tips: Surviving the Final Days of Your Twin Pregnancy

When I was pregnant with twins, it was pretty smooth sailing. No preterm labor or delivery, no gestational diabetes, no preecalmpsia. Yes, I was lucky—both my babies were born healthy requiring no NICU. They came home with me after my brief hospital stay. That’s not to say my pregnancy was a walk in the park. Far […]

Breastfeeding Twins: The Best How-To Videos For Success

This past week I read in the news that more moms are breastfeeding their babies. In fact, according to new research, nearly 77 percent of news moms in 2010 gave breastfeeding a try. That’s great news as we all know the benefits that breast milk offers our babies. Yet the number of moms breastfeeding their […]

Are All Twin Pregnancies High Risk?

Women pregnant with twins have all sorts of questions from “How much weight should I gain?” to “Which prenatal tests should I undergo?” But no question is more complex or confusing than, “Is my twin pregnancy high risk?” I see this question everywhere on Internet pregnancy forums, and frankly, some of the answers that well-meaning […]

More Things You Should Know About Your Twin Pregnancy

A few years ago, I wrote a post called 10 Things You Should Know About Your Twin Pregnancy. Judging by the number of hits it receives daily, I’m guessing a lot of moms-to-be expecting twins are hungry for accurate information about their impending double of joy. With that in mind, I analyzed the latest research […]

Does Bed Rest Prevent Prematurity in Twin Pregnancy?

My twin pregnancy more than 17 years ago was pretty much uneventful. Every doctor’s appointment was met with good news. Blood pressure? Normal. Weight gain? Steady and plentiful. Still, as a precaution, my doctor encouraged me to take my maternity leave a bit early (around Week 30) and “get off my feet.” I wasn’t put […]

Moms of Twins: Rise Up Against the Naysayers!

From the moment she finds out that she’s expecting more than one, a mom of twins is bombarded with a long list of what to do and what not to do during her pregnancy. And with good reason since women expecting twins experience more complications than women giving birth to singletons. But when women carrying twins […]

Top Five Questions About Twin Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you have lots of questions and concerns. And when you’re pregnant with twins, well, you have double. Every week I receive dozens of inquiries about giving birth to twins and what it’s like parenting them. Ironically, many of the questions that arrive in my in-box are the same. It seems women pregnant […]