Two at a Time

Two at a Time

Having Twins: The Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth

Foreword by: Sheryl Ross
"One baby is a miracle. To be given two at once is a gift beyond words."
Two at a Time
If having a child is one of the most joyful -- yet at times maddening -- experiences in life, what's in store for you if you're pregnant with twins? Plenty! Let celebrated actress Jane Seymour and author Pam Novotny -- both mothers of twins -- use their firsthand knowledge to guide you along the road of twin pregnancy and newborn care. In this warm, insightful resource, full of sound advice and personal anecdotes, they'll tell you exactly what you can expect:

  • First trimester: why morning sickness is more prevalent in mothers of twins, and what you can do about it; tests you'll need to take; symptoms you may experience
  • Second trimester: detecting physical changes in your body; mood swings
  • Third trimester: the importance of paying attention to your contractions and keeping track of your blood pressure; why you may need full bed rest
  • Birth: will you have a cesarean or vaginal birth? What you need to do when labor begins
  • After the birth: the challenges of two as opposed to one; juggling your nursing and bonding schedules
  • Life at home: how to prepare for the arrival of two newcomers.

Each chapter includes a handy checklist to keep you organized throughout your pregnancy, advice on keeping your spirits up, suggestions for dressing smart, and a note to dads from James Keach -- Jane's husband -- on how to be supportive and helpful.
A straightforward yet comforting guide to all the overwhelming emotions and physical changes during those amazing months, Two at a Time is a double helping of invaluable advice that will make you fully appreciate the fortune of being twice blessed.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671036782 | 
  • April 2002
List Price $15.99
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Chapter One: Precious Cargo

How did you find out you were carrying the most precious cargo of all? Many women I've talked to tell me they knew they were pregnant before a test confirmed it for them. Some just had a sort of sixth sense about it, others felt too edgy to believe they were simply premenstrual. One friend was certain she was coming down with the flu, she was so tired, until she realized she'd been "coming down with something" for weeks, and the "something" had never materialized -- but neither had her period!

With my other pregnancies, there were always two infallible early signs: suddenly, strong smells were upsetting... see more

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