Mothering Twins

From Hearing the News to Beyond the Terrible Twos

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Invaluable real-life advice and emotional support for mothers of multiples.

Meeting the double challenge and reaping the double rewards of having twins can be both exhilarating and exhausting. In this comprehensive guide to twin pregnancy, birth, and early childhood, five mothers, with six sets of twins among them, share their experiences from the first thrill of seeing two heads on the ultrasound screen to coping with two toddlers determined to go in two directions at once. They offer a variety of "it worked for me" solutions to the many situations unique to caring for twins, whether it's dealing with the complications of a high-risk pregnancy, creating effective support systems, or simply trying to find time for their husbands and themselves.

Emphasizing individuality and adaptability, the authors of Mothering Twins encourage each mother to develop her own parenting approach, based on what's best for her and her children.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 416 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451602777 | 
  • June 2010
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Chapter 1

"You're having twins"

Finding Out


Whether you find out months ahead of time or at the delivery, the news that "you're having twins" has to rate as one of life's more stressful events. The reactions we had when were presented with this news varies as much within each one of us as they did among us. A lot of plans go down the drain, leaving you with many questions and mixed emotions.

Learning about twins and the feelings that newly expectant mothers of twins can experience may help you to sort out your own feelings.

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