Expecting a baby can be an exciting, challenging and awe-inspiring time. But what if you discover that there is not just one life growing inside you but two? While in many ways a twins pregnancy will be similar to a singleton one, there are symptoms, considerations and complications which are unique to, or more common in, a twins pregnancy.
The discovery that you are expecting twins may be one of sheer joy and excitement, or of disbelief and uncertainty. It may be a chance for an ‘instant family’ or it may mean the birth of two babies when finances and living arrangements will only comfortably accommodate one. Either way, questions you never thought you needed answers to, now present themselves.
- How will my body accommodate two babies?
- Will common symptoms of pregnancy, like nausea and tiredness, be worse with twins?
- How will my two babies grow and change inside me throughout the pregnancy?
- Can I still have a natural birth or will I need a caesarean?
- How will I cope with two newborn babies?
- What products exist that could help me with pregnancy, and caring for my twins?
- What if there are more than two babies?
These are just a few questions about your twins pregnancy to which you may want answers. We’ve answered these and many more.
Visit our twins pregnancy pages
In this section you will find articles about twin pregnancy and twin birth. In our twin articles section we will cover information such as: Why twins occur, identical and non-identical twins, determining a twin pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms with twins, pregnancy complications with twins, giving birth to twins, feeding twins and lots lots more.
Twin articles section includes:
Twin Birth Stories
In the twin birth stories section of our website you can read stories about other parent’s experiences of being pregnant with and giving birth to twin babies. Pregnancy and birth stories are a great way to learn about situations similar or different to your own.
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Twin Pregnancy Links
In our twin pregnancy links section we have put together a resource where you can find a comprehensive list of twin pregnancy links. The Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) has a branch in every state and territory. In addition to the AMBA we have included resources to help you with twin pregnancy, complications, breastfeeding and parenting twins.
Twin pregnancy links section includes:
- New Zealand resources for twins
- Australian Breastfeeding Association resources
- Resources on twin to twin transfusion syndrome
Online videos are a fantastic resource. While a book on twins and twin births can be helpful, videos are worth a thousand words. Twin videos are a great opportunity to learn about options for twin birth. Giving birth to a baby is an amazing process. Giving birth to twins is doubly amazing.
Twin video section includes: