Twins, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756699290
  • ISBN-13: 9780756699291
  • DDC: 649.144
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Although all parents experience challenges with the arrival of a new baby, parents of twins face their own unique sets of joys and frustrations. Over the past 30 years, the number of twin births has almost doubled globally, yet information on caring for twins remains sparse in pregnancy and babycare books. Twins is a reassuring, practical, and authoritative guide, featuring the essentials to ensure parents are informed and prepared throughout pregnancy and the first year. Written by two mothers of twins, the authors know just how daunting preparing for the babies' arrival can be. Katy Hymas, who blogs about being a mom of twin baby boys and Dr. Carol Cooper, a doctor and the UK's Twins and Multiple Birth Association's consultant in family medicine, combine insightful first-hand support and advice with the medical knowledge of an experienced family doctor. Concise and easy to follow, the book provides beleaguered parents with everything they need to know about pregnancy, birth, and the year ahead, such as: demystifying twin terminology, eating for three?, what to buy, preparing and involving your other children, double feeding, bathing, taking the babies out and about, baby-proofing your home, sleep schedules, coping with sleep deprivation, the latest on twin development, bringing up babies as individuals, getting the support you need, and much more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Your Pregnancy.
2: Finding Out.
3: Twins Demystified.
4: Nutrition.
5: Exercise.
6: Your Changing Body.
7: Your Developing Babies.
8: Prenatal Appointments and Tests.
9: Common Symptoms.
10: Possible Complications.
11: Preparing for Your Babies’ Arrival.
12: Your Hospital Bag.
13: What to Buy.
14: Childbirth Classes.
15: Emotional Preparation.
16: Pregnancy and Work.
17: Labor and Birth.
18: Birth: The Lowdown.
19: Your Birth Plan.
20: Premature Babies.
21: The Hospital Environment.
22: Presentation of Twins.
23: Pain Relief.
24: Vaginal Delivery.
25: Cesarean Birth.
26: Your Babies’ Arrival.
27: Your New Babies.
28: Bonding.
29: Feeding Twins.
30: Practical Help.
31: Special Care and Neonatal Intensive Care.
32: How You might be Feeling.
33: The Year Ahead.
34: Your Babies’ Development.
35: Relationships with Your Babies and Partner.
36: Dressing Babies.
37: Bathing, Cleaning and Changing.
38: Sleep.
39: Crying.
40: At Home.
41: Outings and Vacations.
42: Starting Solids.
43: Keeping Your Babies Healthy.
44: The First Birthday.