The creator of Twiniversity delivers the ultimate survival guide for parents of twins The rate of twin births has risen 79 percent over the last three decades, and continues to increase. A mom of fraternal twins and a national guru on having two, Natalie Diaz launched Twiniversity, a supportive website with advice from the twin-trenches. What to Do When You’re Having Two is the definitive how-to guide to parenting twins, covering how to make a Birth Plan checklist, sticking to one sleep schedule, managing double-duty breastfeeding, stocking up on all the necessary gear, building one-on-one relationships with each child, and more. Accessible and informative, What to Do When You’re Having Two is the must-have manual for all parents of twins.
Author: Barbara Klein
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-06-26
The development of how twins relate to each other and their single partners is explored through life stories and clinical examples in this telling study of twin interconnections. While the quality of a nurturing family life is crucial, Dr. Klein has found there are often issues with separation anxiety, loneliness, competition with each other, and finding friendships outside of twinship. When twin lives are entwined because of inadequate parenting and estrangement, twin loss is possible and traumatic, creating a crippling fear of expansiveness—an inability to be yourself. Therapists and twins seeking an understanding of twin relationships will find this clinically compelling book a valuable resource.
Author: Alexandra Sacks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2019-04-23
Genre: Health & Fitness
Your guide to the emotions of pregnancy and early motherhood, from two of America’s top reproductive psychiatrists. When you are pregnant, you get plenty of advice about your growing body and developing baby. Yet so much about motherhood happens in your head. What everyone really wants to know: Is this normal? -Even after months of trying, is it normal to panic after finding out you’re pregnant? -Is it normal not to feel love at first sight for your baby? -Is it normal to fight with your parents and partner? -Is it normal to feel like a breastfeeding failure? -Is it normal to be zonked by “mommy brain?” In What No One Tells You, two of America’s top reproductive psychiatrists reassure you that the answer is yes. With thirty years of combined experience counseling new and expectant mothers, they provide a psychological and hormonal backstory to the complicated emotions that women experience, and show why it’s natural for “matrescence”—the birth of a mother—to be as stressful and transformative a period as adolescence. Here, finally, is the first-ever practical guide to help new mothers feel less guilt and more self-esteem, less isolation and more kinship, less resentment and more intimacy, less exhaustion and more pleasure, and learn other tips to navigate the ups and downs of this exciting, demanding time
Author: Robin Greene
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Release Date: 2015-07-14
Genre: Health & Fitness
Intimate and intensely personal, the forty-five first-person narratives contained in Real Birth: Women Share Their Stories offer readers a window into the complex and emotionally exciting experience of childbirth. Women from a full range of socioeconomic backgrounds and circumstances recount the childbirth choices they’ve made and the ways those choices have played themselves out in the real life contexts of their everyday lives. Readers meet women from all over the country who speak to us directly––no interviewer intrudes, no judgments intrude, and no single method of childbirth is advocated. Instead, these women offer us their candid experiences, presented clearly and unflinchingly. Medically reviewed by physicians Dr. Richard Randolph for the first edition and Dr. Deborah Morris for this second edition, Real Birth offers readers a plethora of correct information as well the kind of real scoop that other books and health care professionals are often reluctant to reveal. The result is a well-grounded book that reaches across the boundaries of childbirth literature. Real Birth is introduced by Ariel Gore, journalist, editor, writer, and founding editor/publisher of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award-winning publication about the culture of motherhood. Also included are an extensive glossary of medical terms, a thoroughly researched selective bibliography, and a list of resources of interest to pregnant women and new moms.
Author: Christina Baglivi Tinglof
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2009-05-31
Genre: Business & Economics
Not 10, but 20 fingers and 20 toes! The classic guide to parenting twins-now completely updated and revised! You're excited to hear your baby's heartbeat during the ultrasound. But what happens when you hear two heartbeats instead of one? Having a baby can cause any parent to feel overwhelmed, and with twins those concerns are multiplied by two. Having twins is a unique experience, and expert Christina Tinglof brings you the fully updated essential guide to help you cope with any issue that can arise-from pregnancy through the school years. With multiple pregnancies becoming more common, the second edition of this timely book provides you with the much needed information, practical tips, and strategies for handling the everyday challenges of parenting twins. Double Duty includes: Up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment of complications common to multiple pregnancies-plus dietary guidelines specific to a twin pregnancy The latest must-have products that simplify day-to-day life Survival tips and trouble-shooting techniques for the critical first month Tips on how to breastfeed or bottle feed two infants at once Money-saving advice for accommodating two new additions to the family The pros and cons of placing twins in the same classroom Advice on how to discourage unhealthy sibling rivalry Includes the TOP FIVE: Exercises for extremely pregnant women Ways to bond with premature babies Baby wardrobe essentials Bedtime strategies Ways to establish each child's individuality VEndorsements for Double Duty 2nd Edition (ISBN: 0071613447) by Christina Baglivi Tinglof “Double Duty 2nd Edition is singularly successful in combining practical advice with reassurance and encouragement from seasoned parents of twins. It neither sugar coats nor overstates the challenges, but presents a straightforward picture of what parents can expect from their twins at every stage, from pregnancy through the teen years. Tinglof mingles thorough research with personal anecdotes to present a comprehensive resource for parents of twins. With updated information about the medical issues of multiple pregnancy and new insights about the psychology of the twin relationship, the new edition is recommended reading for all prospective parents of twins” -Pamela Fierro, Guide to Twins & Multiples at About.com
Author: Diane M. Fraser
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-06-15
Perfect for practice placement, this handy Survival Guide gives you the clinical information you need at your fingertips. Pocket-sized guide to midwifery High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice Concise, bullet-point style for quick reference Section on anatomy Great revision aid! • Pocket-sized guide to midwifery • High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice • Bullet-pointed for quick reference • Section on anatomy • Great revision aid! Perinatal Mental Health chapter updated from confidential enquiries into maternal deaths; findings and recommendations applied to practise New appendix on ‘An aid to calculations in midwifery practice’ helps students to calculate correct doses of medicines and intravenous infusions Illustrations improved to enhance clarity of understanding More-compact size makes it easier to carry around.
Author: Fernando Arias
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-05-14
The third edition of the book, Practical Guide to High-Risk Pregnancy and Delivery, has been completely revised to present more up-to-date approach to the field. Several changes have been made in the book to keep up with multiple new developments and to facilitate the finding of information. However, the purpose of the book remains unchanged: to provide residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology, fellows in Maternal–Fetal Medicine, obstetricians, general physicians, and interested nurses and medical students with a source of practical information about complications of pregnancy. The book is organized into three sections: Fetal Medicine, Obstetrical Complications and Tropical Diseases in Pregnancy All chapters have been rearranged, expanded, and updated Several new flowcharts, tables, and boxes have been included to make the coverage more comprehensive and contemporary Important points at the end of every chapter help in quick recapitulation. Separate chapters on Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy, Diabetes and Pregnancy, and Cardiac Diseases in Pregnancy.
Author: Joe Rawlinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
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!
Author: Meghan Regan-Loomis
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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.
Author: Pamela Fierro
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-03-18
Genre: Family & Relationships
Everything you need to know, times two—or three! It can be a surprise and even a shock to learn that you're not having just one baby, but two, three, or more! What you should expect? How should you prepare? In what ways will your life change? From what to anticipate during pregnancy and delivery to surviving those first sleepless nights—you will find answers to all your pressing questions in this comforting and easy-to-access guide. Inside, you'll learn: What to expect during each trimester How to budget for extra expenses How to set up your home for your precious new arrivals The trick to coordinating naptimes and feedings What to eat while pregnant, with more than 75 recipes for ultimate nutrition As parents of multiples, your time is precious, so inside, you'll find quick chapter shortcuts that provide the most important advice at a glance. Make The Everything Twins, Triplets, and More Book, 2nd Edition your go-to guide for preparing your home and your life for this happy change—so all you need to worry about is adoring your new bundles of joy!
An Air Force wife and mother of identical twins, Susanna teaches sanity-saving strategies to help parents handle the logistics of caring for multiples-even without having family nearby or hiring extra help. Sanity-saving topics include:* Preparing for two babies-what parents really need to buy and where they can find it (without breaking the bank!)* Maternity wear for an expectant (and expanding) mom of two* Bed rest, labor, delivery, and the possibility of preemies* Breastfeeding twins-yes, it can be done!* Sleep-how to get it sooner rather than later* The daily routine-the sanity-saving details that new parents crave about how they will successfully manage caring for two babies.With a master's degree in education and experience as a second grade and fifth grade teacher, Susanna understood how to manage a classroom, but found few resources on how to manage caring for two infants. Twin Sanity provides soothing encouragement to new and expectant parents of twins, both through practical, research-based how-tos and "I've been there, thought that, you're not going crazy" journal excerpts from when the author was an expectant mother of twins, herself."Susanna's book was my go-to survival guide my first year of twin mommyhood." -Julie-Rose Tedrick"I wish I'd had this book when my twins were born! This is the best advice book for twins that I've seen. I highly recommend this book for any mom (or dad) expecting twins!" -Ellengray Schroeder