Expectant Parents and Families: Books

Expecting Marvelous Multiples

A Guide for Multiple Pregnancy, Birth, and Caring for More Than One Newborn

This booklet offers concise information about multiple pregnancy in an accurate and positive approach. You'll find facts about the twinning process, information on diet, weight gain, rest, and special pregnancy discomforts. Common complications of multiple pregnancy and their warning signs and symptoms are discussed along with the unique aspects of the labor and birth process for multiples. The postpartum period and the special challenges of more than one baby are covered with lots of practical advice. Also included are a unique Twins' Layette Checklist and a listing of resources for multiple birth families.
5.5" x 8.5"
42 pages
$7.95 plus S&H


Nourishing Marvelous Multiples

A Nutrition Guide for Multiple Pregnancy

Eating well and gaining the right amount of weight are vital to a healthy multiple pregnancy outcome. This booklet will help you learn how your unborn babies are nourished during pregnancy, which foods and nutrients are important to include in your diet, and the calorie needs and weight gain guidelines for twins, triplets, and more. Special situations such as vegetarian diets, lactose intolerance, and diet changes for bedrest and breast-feeding are also discussed. You'll learn how to plan healthy meals using helpful lists of key foods and nutrients. Developed with the guidance of a registered dietitian, this booklet includes three full weeks of complete menus for a twin pregnancy.
5.5" x 8.5"
42 pages
$7.95 plus S&H


The Multiple Pregnancy Sourcebook

Pregnancy and the First Days with Twins, Triplets, and More

Written by the creator of Marvelous Multiples®, this book focuses on having a healthy multiple pregnancy, beginning with proper nutrition and weight gain, continuing through the routines of prenatal visits and testing, and finishing up with the actual labor, postnatal care, and a walk-through of the first few days at home. The book provides detailed information about increased risks with multiple pregnancy and ways to reduce the potential for complications. Subjects like multifetal reduction, bed rest, and cesarean delivery are covered. Through it all, the author's wise and experienced tone manages to soothe while educating. She emphasizes that "multiple pregnancy is demanding work, but the rewards are matchless." She frequently encourages parents to seek out support, whether through a parenting group or a counselor, and provides an excellent guide at the end of the book that offers contact information for all sorts of potential help.
6" x 9"
432 pages

Mothering Multiples : Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins or More

Pregnancy and the First Days with Twins, Triplets, and More

This guidebook on breastfeeding multiples was written by a nurse, mother of twins, certified lactation consultant, La Leche League leader, and expert on twins who consults with mothers of multiples regularly. The book provides very complete and useful instructions for all aspects of breastfeeding twins and higher multiples, including expressing milk to maximize production, and managing specific problems that can come with breastfeeding more than one infant. In addition, there is advice for caring for twins throughout the first two years, including extensive discussions of caring for preemies and low birth weight babies, managing relations with the twins' siblings, and the psychological aspects of caring for twins.
6" x 9"
353 pages

Oh Yes You Can Breastfeed Twins!

...Plus More Tips for Simplifying Life with Twins

From successful breastfeeding mother of twins April Rudat comes a practical, fun, and educational guide to breastfeeding and caring for multiples. "Oh Yes You Can Breastfeed Twins!" makes breastfeeding and parenting multiples a simpler feat with its up-to-date research and witty anecdotes. Packed with staple information for pregnant or new moms of multiples, "Oh Yes You Can Breastfeed Twins!" includes photos, charts, logs, illustrations, and troubleshooting tips. Finally, as a Registered Dietitian, April Rudat imparts readers with nutrition tips for each stage from lactation through the toddler years. About the Author: April Rudat is a Registered Dietitian with a Master's Degree in Counseling, and she has successfully breastfed her boy/girl twins for well over a year. She also freelance writes on breastfeeding, breastfeeding multiples, parenting, and nutrition-related topics.

Ready or Not...Here We Come!

The REAL Experts' Cannot-Live-Without Guide to the First Year with Twins

A fun, friendly and "been there" approach to surviving and loving your first year with twins. Authored by a mom of twins and supplied with wonderful and witty stories from her multiples sorority sisters, this book provides excellent practical advice for managing the daily and changing challenges of twins.
163 pages

Keys to Parenting Multiples (Paperback)

by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada, Mary C. Hurlburt

Titled Keys to Parenting Twins in its first edition, this book has been expanded with advice and information of special interest to parents of triplets and other multiple births. The authors present guidelines for nurturing multiples from pregnancy through adolescence. Advice includes questions Moms should ask the obstetrician, making family adjustments to accommodate the new arrivals, infant feeding, individuality issues as they grow, and much more.
5.3" x 8.2"
208 pages

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