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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 […]

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 […]

10 Reasons Why Having Twins May Not Be For You

Think you want to get pregnant with twins? I’m guessing that millions of moms-to-be definitely do. Sure, twins are cute (like when they sleep) but did you know that a twin pregnancy is considered “high risk” regardless of a mom’s age due to a greater possibility of dangerous complications like preeclampsia or preterm labor? Furthermore, twins […]

10 Things You Should Know About Your Twin Pregnancy

A twin pregnancy is not like being pregnant with just one (or “singleton,” as we like to say). It takes extra calories, many more visits to the doctor, plus more tests and ultrasounds. In short, it takes more patience and planning. But you can do! Below are 10 things you need to know if you […]

From Classrooms to Calories

In the fourteen-plus years that I’ve been researching and writing about twins, I’ve noticed a couple of trends among mothers of twins. A decade ago, for instance, everyone was a bit on edge when it came to enrolling their twins in kindergarten. Back then, school districts were just hitting the cusp of the twin pregnancy […]