I remember many years ago when my good friend told me she was pregnant, not just with one baby but two! I had already had my eldest and knew how much work one baby could create let alone having double that. I admire anyone who has twins, just the total lack of sleep, the constant changing of nappies and never ending feeding would be enough to grind even the best of us down.
I remember feeling like a whale when I was pregnant and then noticing just how much bigger my friend was when she was expecting her twins. This was her first experience of pregnancy and I could understand the worry, I could only relate to my singleton pregnancy so had very little idea how different it was for her.
It’s hard not to panic in any pregnancy about the birth itself or whether you are actually going to be any good at motherhood. But when expecting twins it must be difficult for anyone not to worry/panic about what is going to happen.
Why not take a look at the video below for some advice and support for your twin pregnancy…..
Jane Denton from The Multiple Births Foundation shares her advice on how to prepare for having twins alleviating concerns with delivery and how the pregnancy is monitored
Twins are very special but on hearing the news that they are expecting two babies most parents will experience a range of very mixed emotions ranging from great excitement to apprehension and concerns about the pregnancy, delivery and the practical and emotional aspects of caring for two babies at the same time.
Jane Denton director of The Multiple Births Foundation, a national and international authority on multiple births knows all too well the issues surrounding multiple births. In this special preview to her book (co-authored with Professor Mark Kilby) Expecting Twins, in association with BAFTA award winning television programme One Born Every Minute, she is joined by Lisa Wildgoose, mother of 4 year old identical twins and blogger twinstiarasandtantrums.com They share their advice on how to alleviate concerns with delivery, discussing caesareans and what to expect from neonatal units as the different environment can be a shock to parents.
Lisa’s twins were placed in neonatal unit immediately after birth, so together with Jane she shares her personal experience on how to be prepared for unexpected. While Jane shares her advice on special antenatal classes for multiple births and practical advice for how to cope once home from hospital to make sure you don’t feel isolated.
Watch our video advice to make sure you have the emotional and practical guide to help you have the most enjoyable pregnancy possible.