Twins have a special bond, unlike any other relationship. They may be alike in many ways, but they are still special in their own ways. How do you encourage twin individuality while still allowing them to celebrate their unique twin qualities?
Breastfeeding twins is possible, but there are definitely some challenges including how to feed two babies throughout the night. What happens when your babies both wake up crying at the same time? Should you tandem feed or try feeding just one baby at a time?
How much are newborn twins expected to sleep? How can you better coordinate your feeding schedule so they babies are getting the nutrition they need?
Birthday parties can be a major "stresser" for new parents. So, is planning a birthday party for twins twice as hard- if you don't have twice the budget? We've got some great strategies for planning twin birthday parties on a budget!
Online connections are great, but there's no substitute for meeting other twin parents face-to-face. Have you considered joining a twin support group? Experienced twin parents share how they've benefitted from being part of this important community.
Are you prepared to pay for two sets of college tuition at the same time or pay for major life events like weddings or house down payments? The thought of just one of these is overwhelming, much less paying for two at a time! What can you do to plan ahead and save money for the future of twin parenting?
Ever wonder if your same-sex fraternal twins are really fraternal? Perhaps you've even considered DNA testing to determine if they are actually identical? So, what's involved in the testing process? How accurate are the tests?
You've had your babies, but your body doesn't seem to be healing itself and getting better. This could be a result of common pelvic floor problems that impact moms with multiples. So, what are the most common symptoms?
If you're pregnant with twins or higher order multiples, then your medical care provider has probably already told you about the risk of preterm labor. What does "preterm" actually mean for multiples? What are some of the signs of preterm labor?
Do your twins look a lot alike? You may want to consider getting them an agent for commercial and film opportunities. We'll explore what twin parents need to know before submitting their twins. Hey, if Mary Kate and Ashley can do it, so can you!
The mechanics of breastfeeding multiples may seem overwhelming, but there are definitely some tricks to the trade. We'll share some tips for surviving the first couple weeks.
Mothers have breastfed their babies since the beginning of time- otherwise, the human race wouldn't have survived. So, why does it seem that more and more women are having trouble? Are we missing something our babies are trying to tell us? Today we're learning all about biological nurturing, which encourages your own breastfeeding instincts.
There are many reasons you may need to have a fetal non-stress test, or NST, during your pregnancy. Perhaps your baby isn't moving as much as before or perhaps you have a high risk pregnancy. So, how are these tests performed, and are there any risks to mom and baby? Also, what typically happens if the results are abnormal?
We continue our series focused on breastfeeding twins. In this episode, we'll explore the mother and baby's choice to wean from breastfeeding. Do mothers of twins wean earlier than singletons? And what are some tips for weaning one baby and not the other?