By Christina Tinglof
What lies forward for expectant mom and dad of twins? Immeasurable pleasure, plus many sleepless nights. Parenting twins is not like parenting siblings of other a long time. From infancy throughout the youngster years, twins require a section extra power and international relations, plus plenty of smart principles. Double responsibility: the oldsters' consultant to elevating Twins, from being pregnant during the tuition Years bargains lots of reassuring suggestion and useful ideas for dealing with the demanding situations that lie forward. that includes a wealth of information from with twins who have lived to inform approximately it, Double responsibility covers every little thing from dealing with a a number of being pregnant to the 1st days of college. even if you are excited by bonding with infants straight away, getting them at the comparable agenda, or isolating your inseparable duo for an afternoon, Double responsibility indicates many comforting recommendations. It covers such twin-specific concerns as: tips on how to bring up the probabilities of a fit being pregnant how you can organize domestic and relatives for the arriving of twins tips to live to tell the tale the serious first month tips to breastfeed or bottle feed babies instantaneously the professionals and cons of dressing twins alike the right way to motivate paternal involvement tips to keep away from speech problems in twins easy methods to steer clear of dangerous pageant among the siblings Christina Baglivi Tinglof has had go back and forth positive factors released within the l. a. instances, Chicago Tribune Boston usher in, and Westways journal. Now, as a full-time mom, she writes on parenting for l. a. mum or dad and vital California father or mother magazines. She lives in l. a. along with her husband, Kevin, and their fraternal dual boys, Joseph and Michael.
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Additional info for Double Duty: The Parents' Guide to Raising Twins, from Pregnancy Through the School Years
They say twins come early, but not my sonsthe doctors had to induce me. But Anthony and Julian were big, healthy babies, weighing more than 6 pounds each! " You're eating for threea sometimes awesome task. And while most women can expect to gain 25 to 30 pounds with a singleton pregnancy, your doctor probably told you that you should put on close to 60. Gaining extra weight is just one of many concerns for a woman carrying twins. Twin pregnancies at any age are considered high risk, a term that often sounds worse than it is.
Bleeding Spotting is common in early pregnancy and seems more serious than it usually is. While some women bleed on and off throughout their entire pregnancies without any ill effects to their babies, a woman experiencing vaginal bleeding should err on the side of caution and notify her physician. In some cases, bleeding in the early months could mean an impending miscarriage of one or both babies or ectopic pregnancy. In late pregnancy, bleeding may mean that the placenta is separating from the uterus (abruptio placentae), or partially covering the cervix (placenta previa), both requiring immediate medical attention.
The test can detect chromosomal abnormalities such as Down's syndrome. When and How Often? CVS is usually performed once between Weeks 10 and 12. Pros and Cons. Since CVS can be performed early in pregnancy, some couples choose it over amniocentesis. Primary results are available within 48 hours (compared to the standard two weeks for amniocentesis results). 5 weeks). Maternal Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein Test (MSAFP) What? MSAFP is a painless blood test used to measure a specific protein made by the baby (or babies) and circulated in the mother's bloodstream.
Double Duty: The Parents' Guide to Raising Twins, from Pregnancy Through the School Years by Christina Tinglof