When You re Expecting Twins Triplets or Quads 3rd Edition

Author: Barbara Luke
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062009418
Release Date: 2010-12-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads by Dr. Barbara Luke & Tamara Eberlein is the revolutionary, nutritionally based prenatal program for the growing number of women pregnant with multiples. Revised and expanded for an era when multiple births are on the rise, the third edition of When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads includes updated diet and exercise recommendations for the postpartum mother as well as twenty-five new recipes.

What to Do when You re Having Two

Author: Natalie Diaz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781583335154
Release Date: 2013
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

The founder of the Twiniversity website offers a complete guide to expectant mothers for surviving the birth of twins, including how to breastfeed for two, sticking to a single sleeping schedule and provides a list of the most essential baby items. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Twins

Author: Marc Weissbluth, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345514813
Release Date: 2009-06-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

From one of the nation’s most trusted experts on children’s bedtime and nap time comes a new guide for sleep-training twins so that everybody (including Mom and Dad) will be rested and happy! As parents of twins and multiples know, double the fun can be double the sleep deprivation. Now, in Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins, beloved pediatrician and renowned sleep authority Dr. Marc Weissbluth combines specialized advice for parents of twins with his tried-and-true sleep-training methods to show exhausted moms and dads how to get their babies to sleep on their own, stay asleep, and sleep regularly. This essential step-by-step guide to establishing good sleep patterns reveals how to build healthy habits in twins’ natural slumber cycles, including • how healthy sleep differs from “junk” sleep, plus a helpful tutorial on the techniques of sleep training for new parents • the five ingredients of healthy sleep, and why daytime sleep is different from nighttime sleep but equally important to good health • why it’s crucial for babies to master the ability to fall asleep unassisted, without protest or crying, and how to help them do so • essential tips for synchronizing your twins’ sleep schedules, plus information about how twins sleep best–when to keep them together, and when it’s time to separate them • how to recognize early drowsy cues in your babies so you can catch the sleep wave before it turns into nervous energy that will keep them awake Sleep-training twins presents a unique set of challenges. This invaluable guide will not only get your babies to sleep through the night but help you stay healthy and rested so you can enjoy the many blessings of having more than one! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Twin Sense

Author: Dagmara SCALISE
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814410660
Release Date: 2008-09-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

Although everyone experiences unexpected challenges with the arrival of a new baby, the parents of twins face their own unique sets of joys and frustrations. As the parent of three children under the age of six, including three-year-old fraternal twins, Dagmara Scalise knows firsthand just how daunting that all-important first year can be. Now, in Twin Sense, she offers real-world advice on dealing with the many issues that arise when caring for newborn twins. Concise and easy to follow, this book shows harried parents everything they need to know, including: baby-proofing • stocking up on what they really need • preparing and involving previous children • breast-feeding two babies at once • making errands possible • getting through the night • bathing the babies • traveling with twins • keeping the peace • responding to probing questions about having twins • and much more! Filled with lively anecdotes and practical advice, this is a true insider's guide that will make raising twins a pleasure.

Two at a Time

Author: Jane Seymour
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671036782
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Drawing on her own personal experiences, the popular actress offers a sensible, down-to-earth guide to twin pregnancies, describing the physical effects of pregnancy, signs and symptoms of potential problems, birthing options, preparing for a multiple birth, and how to juggle schedules to accommodate two newborns. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Juggling Twins

Author: Meghan Regan-Loomis
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402250644
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Practical advice and a healthy dose of humor—this book has exactly what parents need to help them survive and thrive with multiples. Recommended reading for all mothers of twins." Deborah Platek, MD, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates The best twin-tested tips used by real moms The stresses that come with raising two babies are numerous - but they are predictable and manageable. From a mom who's been there, Juggling Twins is a funny, realistic, and reassuring guide for every new mom of twins who may be asking herself, "Can I really pull this off?" From pregnancy to health issues, to eating, sleeping, bathing, and leaving the house, Juggling Twins is packed with the detailed, authoritative information that parents of multiples crave. Author and mother of twin boys Meghan Regan-Loomis offers an indispensable toolkit of solutions and techniques, designed to create order out of the chaos and help you catch your breath during this daunting and exhilarating time. You'll learn how to: Nurse two babies at the same time, comfortably and efficiently Get exactly the help you need from family and friends in those first few weeks Safely transport two babies at once when it's just you and them Survive the nights by breaking them into shifts (that include you sleeping) Stockpile the right food and supplies in advance of their arrival Maintain your identity and your marriage through the madness Get prepared, stay calm, and count your blessings (two!)—raising twins can be a wonderful, intense challenge that draws on the best in you.

Mothering Multiples

Author: Karen Kerkhoff Gromada
Publisher: LA Leche League International
ISBN: 0976896931
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Guides parents through: pregnancy with twins, triplets or more; birth; breastfeeding; babies' care; family; older babies and toddler multiples.

Joy of Pregnancy 2nd Edition

Author: Tori Kropp
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
ISBN: 9781558329201
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

Women are celebrating pregnancy like never before: with an attitude of cheerful anticipation, optimism, pride, growth, and empowerment! The Joy of Pregnancy reflects this positive spirit by emphasizing what's normal, fun, and even funny about pregnancy. In this thoroughly revised and updated second edition of her path-breaking book, author Tori Kropp covers recent advances in medical knowledge and changes in typical hospital procedures. The Joy of Pregnancy's month-by-month format provides the essential information that expectant parents crave: how the baby is developing, how the mother's body is changing, how to prepare for birth and baby, and the pros and cons of various pregnancy and childbirth-related choices parents face. Kropp's tone is reassuring and authoritative, but also non-judgmental and often humorous. Questions and answers from her online community Stork Site®, highlighted tips, and quick-reference facts make the text fun to read as well as informative. With this book by their side, expectant parents will be prepared to take an active role in ensuring a healthy, happy, and truly joyful pregnancy.

Pregnancy Sucks for Men

Author: Joanne Kimes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440527999
Release Date: 2011-08-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

Sleep on the couch to make room for her gigantic pregnancy pillow Pass up tickets to the game since you'd "rather" register for the baby shower Haven't had sex since there was snow on the ground (and it's July) It may not make you sound like future father of the year, but there's one thing men everywhere can agree on: Pregnancy Sucks—for you. In this complete update of the bestselling first edition, Joanne and Jeff Kimes pair no-holds-barred humor with helpful advice to make sure you actually live to see the birth of your child. So whether you're sick of putting your foot in your mouth when you're trying to compliment her, you want the real scoop on what's going to go down in the delivery room (without the hospital-issued video), or you really just want a laugh (since you "volunteered" to give up drinking for the interminable nine months of her pregnancy), this book will tell you exactly what to do when that miracle of yours is making you totally, completely, just-cut-the-freakin'-cord-already! miserable.

Program Your Baby s Health

Author: Barbara Luke
Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine
ISBN: 9780307559272
Release Date: 2009-05-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

The most important period of your child's health is the nine months before birth. Cutting edge research in a new field known as "metabolic programming" reveals a startling new fact: what a mother eats during pregnancy has a far greater effect on her child's future development, overall health, and resistance to disease than was previously thought. In fact, adult chronic illnesses long blamed on an unhealthy lifestyle or genetic influences are now believed to be a direct result of the uterine environment during pregnancy. Now, thanks to this pioneering new book, you can "program" your baby's future health by eating right, gaining the appropriate amount of weight, and avoiding toxins--starting even before conceiving. Dr. Barbara Luke, a nationally recognized expert in the field of public-health nutrition, provides a complete, practical nutrition and lifestyle program that covers your entire pregnancy, month by month--and the first two years of your baby's life. Here is everything you need to know to raise the healthiest baby possible, including: - What to eat when you're trying to conceive and when you are pregnant - Practical strategies that protect your child against hypertension, diabetes, and obesity - Special dietary needs for women in every age group, from under 25 to over 40 - Quick, easy menus, helpful charts, and checklists - Replenishing fluids: how much do you need to drink? - The nutritional needs of mothers carrying twins or "super-twins" - New strategies for overcoming morning sickness - Helping your growing child eat right and stay healthy Pregnancy is your window of opportunity to boost your baby's health at birth, through childhood, and beyond. Let this book help you take the most advanced, scientific approach to preventing disease and optimizing health! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Women s Health Communication

Author: Jennifer G. Hall
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739195871
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pregnancy Narratives examines the stories of women who undergo complications during the reproductive process such as difficult conception, miscarriage, still birth, premature labor, and premature delivery. Hall calls attention to how the stories of pregnancy and birth that women hear prior to their pregnancy shape the narratives they later tell of their own traumatic experiences.

Twin Set

Author: Christina Boyle
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307409279
Release Date: 2008-07-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

When Baby Makes (Much) More Than Three If you’re a new mom of multiples, it can be hard to find advice and enough people in your life who “get it” or give you the support you need. Luckily, there’s Twin Set: for moms of twins, by moms of twins. Twin Set provides a parent-to-parent support network—based on an exclusive national survey of more than 300 moms of multiples—and shares indispensable, mom-tested, solution-oriented advice . . . and a few laughs along the way. There’s also a Mommy Doc and Daddy Doc onboard, two pediatricians who contribute medical perspectives on various issues, in addition to special features from experts ranging from a financial planner to a nutritionist—many parents of twins themselves! Twin Set includes: • Answers to your biggest twin pregnancy questions • Advice on handling the emotional impact of premature delivery • Lessons on feeding, bathing, and dressing your twins, taking them out, and putting them to bed • Tips from dads of twins, for dads of twins • Solutions for managing twice the laundry, bottles, spills, and other messes • Options for multiples child care, from birth through school age • Insights into twin bonding, development, and safety • Lists of essential twin resources, gear, and equipment This encouraging and essential guide will help you savor—not just survive—life as a time-crunched mom of multiples. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Every Pregnant Woman s Guide to Preventing Premature Birth

Author: Barbara Luke
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595238545
Release Date: 2002-07-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

One out of every ten babies in the United States is born premature, the leading cause of death before the first birthday. Children born premature are more likely to have respiratory problems, as well as a higher incidence of learning disabilities and problems with speech, hearing, and vision. Most pregnant women don't realize just how much they can do to reduce their risks for premature birth, and improve the health of their unborn babies. Every Pregnant Woman's Guide to Preventing Premature Birth is a unique book which presents practical, scientifically sound information on the sixty most important risk factors identified with prematurity and how to reduce them. This book begins with a comprehensive questionnaire to help you assess your personal risk factors for premature birth and makes practical recommendations for reducing those risks that you can change. Many of these suggestions are as surprising as they are effective. Did you know that vacuuming is one of the most stressful activities you can perform while pregnant? Or that noise increases your level of stress-related hormones? Dr. Luke explains step-by-step how to make small changes in your lifestyle that can have huge health benefits for your child.

Twins 101

Author: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470447420
Release Date: 2008-11-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

"A must-read for expectant or multitasking mothers of multiples by an academic pediatrician and mother of twins, Twins 101 provides practical tips and wise words in a readable style that fits into the fast pace of these mothers’ lives." —Theodore Sectish, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; program director, Children’s Hospital Boston Dr. Le-Bucklin's new parenting book is the first by a pediatrician who is also a mother of twins. No other pregnancy and parenting book for multiples offers this unique and much-needed perspective. Twins 101 features practical advice and well-researched information in an easy-to-read format. From maintaining a healthy twin pregnancy to meeting the daily challenge of caring for twins, Twin 101 guides families through each stage with insightful tips, practical advice, useful resources, and inspirational stories.

Raising Twins

Author: Shelly Flais
Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN: 1581103441
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Several years into parenting her own twin boys, Dr. Flais is sharing her wisdom and experience as a mom and her expertise as a doctor to help you prepare for and parent your twins or multiples with confidence. --publisher.