When You re Expecting Twins Triplets or Quads 4th Edition

Author: Barbara Luke
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062403933
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

This fourth edition of the book that introduced readers to the revolutionary, nutritionally based prenatal program for the growing number of women pregnant with multiples is now revised and expanded for an era when multiple births are on the rise and includes updated diet and exercise recommendations for the postpartum mother as well as twenty-five new recipes. You're expecting more than one baby? Congratulations! Effective, encouraging, and up-to-date, When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads is essential for you and your babies. Like all mothers-to-be, you're experiencing the full spectrum of human emotions: joy, fear, confusion, and excitement—maybe all at once. As a woman pregnant with more than one baby, you're feeling all these things . . . only more so! In When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads, Dr. Barbara Luke, an acknowledged expert on the prenatal care of multiples, outlines a practical, nutrition-based program to keep you and your babies healthy, and she offers a comprehensive tour of what you can expect during your unique pregnancy and childbirth experience. Women who follow this program have significantly fewer complications during pregnancy—and their babies are born weighing 20 to 35 percent more than the average twin, triplet, or quad. Included is crucial information on: · Finding a qualified maternal/fetal medicine specialist · Dietary guidelines for maximizing birthweight · Safe limits on exercise, physical activity, and work · Taking a leave from your job and negotiating the best deal · Reducing your risk for pregnancy complications · Recognizing the signs of preterm labor and what to do about them · What to expect during and after delivery · Feeding and caring for your newborns . . . and yourself · Getting back into shape after delivery

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.

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.

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.

Dad s Guide to Twins

Author: Joe Rawlinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1482372274
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

Essential Survival Tips Every Expectant Father of Twins Needs If you are an expectant twin dad wondering what your twin pregnancy and future holds, help is on the way... When you find out that you are expecting twins, you are in total shock. Your mind races with a million questions and you start to stress out about what to do to get ready. This guide will help you be prepared and ready to tackle life the next several months without having to wade through a lengthy book you don't have time to read. It is perfect for the expectant twin dad whether your twins are your first and second children or ninth and tenth. Read this guide and you'll uncover money-saving tips, understand your preparation options, and eliminate common surprises that accompany every twin pregnancy and the early days of newborn twins. Money and finances are some of the most common concerns of parents expecting twins. This book covers: answers to "How am I going to pay for all of this?" recommended twin supplies and gear: what you should get and what you don't need how to get cheap (and free) baby formula and supplies for your twins Having twins isn't easy. When you know what to expect, things go a lot smoother. Get this book for: real-life twin dad experiences that you can learn from valuable mindsets to help conquer the overwhelm of twins brutal challenges twin dads must face happy things to look forward to nagging frustrations that you can minimize or avoid the reality of surviving the twin pregnancy Preparing your family is an essential part of preparing for twins. You'll see: how to prepare your kids for their twin siblings' arrival tips for keeping your marriage relationship solid preparations you must make for your newborn twins Being pregnant with twins is full of health risks and specialized medical care. Get a peak into what you could experience with your twins: navigating the logistics of prenatal twin visits and ultrasounds twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), preeclampsia, and other complications types of twins and what it means to your twin pregnancy how to survive bed rest during the twin pregnancy what to expect with a twin delivery delivering twins via c-section NICU time for your newborn twins After reading this guide, you'll be informed, cool, calm, and collected and ready for the challenge ahead. Implement my tips and you, your family, and home will be prepared for your twins' arrival. Scroll up, click the buy button & start getting ready for your twins today!

Program Your Baby s Health

Author: Barbara Luke
Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine
ISBN: 0345441990
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Family & Relationships

Based on evidence that the uterine environment shapes a baby's lifelong health, discusses metabolic programming through diet for pregnant women, and includes nutritional information and recipes.

Twins 2e

Author: Connie Agnew
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062041180
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Family & Relationships

Twins! is a comprehensive guide for all parents preparing for a multiple birth. It is filled with practical advice from specialists who work with expectant mothers and their twins every day. From the moment the expectant mom knows she's getting more than she expected, Twins! provides complete information on pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum experience: Your relationship with your practitioner Pre-pregnancy planning Fetal and embryonic development Healthy weight gain for expectant mothers Once the babies are born, Twins! sees the whole family through the exciting and challenging first year, examining such issues as: Sleeping and feeding schedules Your babies as individuals Redefining the family and supporting the needs of other children Survival tips for extra-busy parents Insightful roundtable discussions with other parents of twins New in this second edition: Complimentary medical practices, including acupuncture, supplements and herbs—as well as current safety guidelines for the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications 3-D ultrasound images of developing twins What parents need to know about immunizations and their safety An up-to-date resource guide to twin-specific organizations, periodicals, and Internet links And much more! Twins! gives you all the information you need to have a safe and sound twin pregnancy so you can concentrate on the joy of raising happy, healthy children. Congratulations!

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.

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.

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.

Twins

Author: Connie Agnew
Publisher: HarperPB
ISBN: 0062734601
Release Date: 1997-09-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

The likelihood of giving birth to twins has shot up from one-in-90 to one-in-40 in recent years, thanks to the escalating use of fertility treatments and the advancing age of first-time mothers. Today, more than 100,000 multiple births take place annually, but despite this astonishing statistic, there hasn't been an authoritative reference that adequately focuses on the unique concerns of the parents until now. Twins! gives parents comprehensive information on the physical, medical, emotional, and psychological issues involved in having twins. The first part of the book covers the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience, and discusses a broad range of twin-specific information such as the epidemiology of twinning, fetal and embryonic development, nutritional needs, and exercise. The second section covers the first year of life, discussing such topics as telling the twins apart, size and energy differences, and how to cope with the extra work. Additional features include discussions with parents of twins, in which they share their experience on a variety of topics; sidebars filled with fascinating facts; a workbook for recording the pregnancies progress; and several appendices.

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.

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.