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Declaration of Rights and Statement of Needs of Twins and Higher Order Multiples

  The mission of the International Council of Multiple Birth Organizations (ICOMBO) of the International Society for Twin Studies is to promote awareness of the unique needs of multiple-birth infants, children, and adults. The ICOMBO has developed the Declaration of … Continue reading

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Quadruplets! Getting 2 sets of Identical Twins during one Pregnancy

Parents choosing for fertility treatment such as IVF do not *ask* for multiples. There is an increased chance of getting twins or higher multiples after fertility treatment, but the main concern of the parents usually is to get one healthy baby. … Continue reading

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Lucky or not? Giving birth to Sextuplets!

OMG! Will this mother still have time to worry about the weight gain during her pregnancy? I don’t think she will have much time to worry about anything for the next decade… Taking care of six babies, that’s like having 3 … Continue reading

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The Joys of being Two of a kind!

More attention for Twins worldwide! Two hundred pairs of twins, many dressed identically, gathered in London yesterday to mark the first World Twins Day Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-57854/Seeing-double-twins-gathering.html#ixzz1R1vWsvYD This Special Day might be the result of the increased number of multiple births … Continue reading

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How to Survive the First Year with your Twins

  The first year after having twins is very hectic. Of course it’s also a very special year, full of precious memories, but for most twin parents it is also a stressfull and exhausting period.During your pregnancy you have no … Continue reading

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IVF multiple births ‘coming down’

They call it ‘good news’, but I am not so sure. How about the chances of all those women trying hard to get pregnant by IVF-treatment? I have heard many twin parents say: we hoped for one healthy baby and … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Twins: How to get Started

Breastmilk is best for babies. Breastfeeding provides all the nutrients your baby needs and it also contains antibodies from you which help them fight infections. Especially for premature babies this can be a great help to survive the first weeks. … Continue reading

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Twins and Competition: How Twins can Stimulate each other during Potty Training

One of the great benefits of being twins, is the fact that twin children stimulate each other. And that can be very usefull for us twin parents. In this video I talk about competition between twins and how this can effect the … Continue reading

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Twins and school: information for teachers and parents

David hay, Pat Preedy, John Mascazine, Neilson Martin and Nancy Segal have done a lot of Twin Research for the last decade. They wrote many articles about Twins and School for parents and teachers. At their website Twins and Multiples you … Continue reading

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Twin Pregnancy: Gestational age and Birthweight

The mean gestational age for a twin pregnancy is 37 weeks, for triplets 34 weeks and for quadruplets 31 weeks. Compared to singletons the average birth weight for multiples is much lower: at birth the mean weight for twins is … Continue reading

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