By Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin

"A must-read for expectant or multitasking moms of multiples by way of a tutorial pediatrician and mom of twins, Twins 101 offers sensible suggestions and clever phrases in a readable type that matches into the short velocity of those moms’ lives."
Theodore Sectish, MD, affiliate professor of pediatrics, Harvard scientific college; application director, Children’s medical institution Boston

Dr. Le-Bucklin's new parenting e-book is the 1st by way of a pediatrician who's additionally a mom of twins. No different being pregnant and parenting e-book for multiples deals this certain and much-needed perspective.

Twins 101 good points sensible recommendation and well-researched details in an easy-to-read structure. From keeping a fit dual being pregnant to assembly the day-by-day problem of taking care of twins, Twin 101 courses households via each one level with insightful assistance, useful suggestion, necessary assets, and inspirational stories.

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Time with other twin parents allows you to share in the joy of parenting twins, gives you a sense of pride in your achievements, and offers you priceless advice when you most need it. Twin Facts Got Yams? Nigeria boasts the world’s highest spontaneous twinning rate, at about one in twenty-two births. The secret behind this high multiple birth rate may lie partly in yams, a staple of the rural Nigerian diet. Experts theorize that yams, which contain natural hormone-like substances, may increase the chances of a twin conception by stimulating a woman’s ovaries to release more than one egg at a time.

Yes, twins,” I said trembling. ” Twin shock—a commonly used term in the world of multiples to describe the body-numbing, speechless state of bewilderment that accompanies the news or reality of having twins. If you are like me, twin shock can hit the moment you find out you are pregnant with twins. For others, twin shock most powerfully strikes shortly after the birth of twins, when parents assume full care of two active newborn babies. Regardless of when twin shock hits, it’s a completely normal phase in parenting multiples.

Amniocentesis Testing of amniotic Second fluid (fluid around the babies) to look directly at a baby’s chromosomes. Each twin’s fluid sac needs to be tested. Greater risk for contamination, duplicate sampling, and miscarriage than with singletons. Secondtrimester ultrasound Can sometimes be technically more difficult with two babies. Screens for major Second birth defects. indd 35 8/15/08 1:08:16 PM T W I NS 101 syndrome. Twin Facts Routine Tests Performed During Most Pregnancies Trimester Performed Test What Is It?

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