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What is Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)?

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Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome is one of the extra health concerns that are unique to a twin pregnancy. Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, or TTTS, occurs only with identical twins while still in the womb. Only monochorionic twins, or those that share a placenta, are susceptible to TTTS. TTTS is a rare condition that happens in only 10-15 […]

How to Survive Bed Rest with a Twin Pregnancy

How to Survive Bed Rest with a Twin Pregnancy

A twin pregnancy is significantly more likely to result in bed rest for the mother. After all, mom is carrying two babies and will not only be uncomfortably large as the pregnancy progresses, but is at higher risk for other pregnancy complications. However, bed rest with a twin pregnancy doesn’t have to be the end […]

10 Things Never to Say to a Pregnant Twin Mom

10 Things Never to Say to a Pregnant Twin Mom

This post is from fellow twin parent Nina Garcia I get it. Twins are an anomaly. By now, we twin parents have grown used to the idea of twins that it doesn’t even phase us. But to others not in the world of twins, carrying and raising two babies seems beyond belief. When you’re a […]

Creative Ways to Announce a Twin Pregnancy

Creative Ways to Announce a Twin Pregnancy

There are many creative ways to announce a twin pregnancy. Since most of your friends and family won’t be expecting the surprise news that you are having twins, you can have some fun when you announce you’re expecting twins. While you’ll find many creative ways to announce a pregnancy by searching online, most are relevant […]

Multiples Illuminated Book Review

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When you’re expecting twins or in the day-to-day struggles of raising twins, you are hungry for a realistic picture of what life will or should be like. How will your pregnancy turn out? When will your babies be born? What happens if they are early? ​What’s normal for infants? Toddlers? Beyond? I know we had […]

Common Complications During Twin Pregnancy

Common Complications During Twin Pregnancy

Twin pregnancies can get complicated. The nature of carrying two babies can wreak havoc on poor Mom. While there are many common complications of a twin pregnancy, don’t stress out too much about them. Modern medical care can help you overcome most of these. Complications during twin pregnancy consist of those unique to twins plus […]

11 Common Myths About Expecting Twins (and the Real Truth You Should Know)

11 Myths About Expecting Twins

When you are expecting twins, you can easily be overwhelmed by all the mis-information that is flying around. Here are several common myths about expecting twins and what you really need to know: Twins Run in Families Myth: Twins run in families and are based on heredity or family history. Truth: Fraternal twins run in […]

Twin Nursery Ideas and Preparation

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One of the joys of preparing for your twins’ arrival is making sure their nursery is ready. Preparing a twin nursery can be as overwhelming as you want it to be. As a father, your concerns are most likely along the lines of “what are the essentials that I need for my babies?” I know […]

What does it mean when your twins are breech?

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As you approach the delivery date of your twins, you might see an ultrasound and wonder, “What does it mean when your twins are breech?” Breech in any pregnancy means that the baby is positioned with their butt or feet closer to the exit of the vaginal canal instead of their head. Normally with pregnancies, […]