popular topics in expecting multiples

  • Carrying and Delivering Multiple Births
    Delivering Multiples
    Multiple Births
    Twin pregnancies occur naturally in around 1 in 53 women, but some factors increase the chance of you conceiving twins or more, including the use of some fertility treatments, becoming pregnant when you're older, already having children, and havi...
  • Pregnancy
    Expecting Multiples
    Getting Ready for Twins
    Although multiple pregnancies and births are more likely to have complications, they are now safer than ever as advances in prenatal and postpartum care have dramatically improved the outlook for premature babies-the main concern with multiples.Y...
  • Pregnancy
    Ovulation and Conception
    How Twins Are Conceived
      Today in the US, one in every 31 births is a twin birth. Twins are conceived in two ways that result in either identical or nonidentical twins. Identical twins occur when one fertilized egg splits into two separate cells. This type of twin ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Breastfeeding
    Feeding Two or More Babies
    Feeding Two or More Babies Feeding multiple babies is a challenging task, but it is one that can easily be taken on with a bit of knowledge and support. The key is preparation. Learn all you can about feeding multiples way before you are actuall...
  • Benefits of Breastfeeding Multiples
    Expecting Multiples
    Breastfeeding Multiples
    Breastfeeding Multiples Many people wrongly assume that breastfeeding twins, triplets, or more is impossible. Not only is it possible, but it can be a very rewarding experience for the entire family. You might be surprised by how many mothers e...
  • Consequences of Premature Delivery
    Premature Babies
    The Impact of Premature Birth
    The Impact of Premature Birth E Fact About twenty years ago, babies born prior to twenty-eight weeks gestation were not considered viable. However, advances in medical technology now make it possible for some infants as young as twenty-three wee...
  • Delivering Multiples
    Delivering Multiples
    Vaginal Delivery for Multiple Pregnancy
    Vaginal Delivery for Multiple Pregnancy The process of labor prepares the mother's body for a vaginal delivery. After the first stage of labor completely opens the cervix to provide a gateway for the baby's exit from the womb, it's time for th...
  • Signs of Preterm Labor in Multiple Pregnancies
    Pre-Term Labor
    Labor Signs with Twins and Multiples: Recognizing Preterm Labor
    According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than half of twin births in the U.S occur preterm. It's important to know the signs of preterm labor in a multiple pregnancy so that you can get help in time. There are some clues, but t...
  • Premature Delivery for Multiple Pregnancy
    Pre-Term Labor
    Why Preterm Labor Is a Concern for Multiple Pregnancy
    Why Preterm Labor Is a Concern for Multiple Pregnancy Essential Mothers of twins are two and one-half times more likely to experience preterm labor than a singleton mother. For higher order multiples, the chances are even higher. However, preter...
  • Making Bed Rest Manageable
    Expecting Multiples
    What to Expect with Bed Rest
    What to Expect with Bed Rest Every expectant mother of multiples should be aware of the possibility of bed rest during her pregnancy. Although there are plenty of women, especially mothers of twins, who never have a reason to go on bed rest dur...
  • Benefits of Bed Rest for Multiple Pregnancy Moms
    Expecting Multiples
    Multiple Pregnancy and Bed Rest
    Multiple Pregnancy and Bed Rest Historically, bed rest has been a common treatment for a variety of pregnancy ailments. With fewer side effects than drugs, it can prevent or diminish many problems that would otherwise result in the loss of one ...
  • IUGRs During Multiple Pregnancy
    High-Risk Pregnancies
    Risks of Multiple Pregnancy: Intrauterine Growth Restriction
    Risks of Multiple Pregnancy: Intrauterine Growth Restriction Multiples are particularly at risk for intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), also known as intrauterine growth retardation. Essentially, this very wordy terminology is used to descri...
  • Placenta and Multiple Pregnancies
    High-Risk Pregnancies
    Risks of Multiple Pregnancy: Placenta Problems
    Risks of Multiple Pregnancy: Placenta Problems The placenta plays a vital role in pregnancy, delivering nutrients and oxygen to the babies and removing their waste. In a multiple pregnancy, each baby may have his own placenta, or two babies may...
  • Hypertension and Multiple Pregnancy
    High-Risk Pregnancies
    Risks of Multiple Pregnancy: High Blood Pressure
    Risks of Multiple Pregnancy: High Blood Pressure While many complications in multiple pregnancy put the babies at risk, one in particular jeopardizes the mother. Mothers of multiples are particularly susceptible to a group of diseases associated...