Twins! is a comprehensive guide for all parents preparing for a multiple birth. It is filled with practical advice from specialists who work with expectant mothers and their twins every day.
From the moment the expectant mom knows she's getting more than she expected, Twins! provides complete information on pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum experience:
Your relationship with your practitioner
Fetal and embryonic development
Healthy weight gain for expectant mothers
Once the babies are born, Twins! sees the whole family through the exciting and challenging first year, examining such issues as:
Sleeping and feeding schedules
Your babies as individuals
Redefining the family and supporting the needs of other children
Survival tips for extra-busy parents
Insightful roundtable discussions with other parents of twins
New in this second edition:
Complimentary medical practices, including acupuncture, supplements and herbs-as well as current safety guidelines for the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications
3-D ultrasound images of developing twins
What parents need to know about immunizations and their safety
An up-to-date resource guide to twin-specific organizations, periodicals, and Internet links
And much more!
Twins! gives you all the information you need to have a safe and sound twin pregnancy so you can concentrate on the joy of raising happy, healthy children.
Dr. Connie L. Agnew is a perinatologist in private practice in Los Angeles. She's a leading specialist in the care of high-risk mothers and infants. Dr. Alan Klein is a pediatrician in private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in high-risk infant care. Jill Alison Ganon is a writer and editor residing in Los Angeles.