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Twins : A Practical Guide to Parenting Multiples from Conception to Preschool - Katrina Bowman


A Practical Guide to Parenting Multiples from Conception to Preschool


Published: 1st March 2014
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An updated edition of this user-friendly guide to having and parenting more than one baby/toddler at the same time.

When Louise and Katrina discovered they were having twins, both had the same thought once they recovered from the shock: buy a book that explains what to expect in order to get organised and to prepare emotionally and physically for the anticipated upheaval to their lives. When they couldn't find such a text, they decided to write it themselves.

Based on extensive research as well as their own and other twin parents' experiences of pregnancy, birth and twin toddlers, Katrina and Louise offer sound practical advice that is backed up by medical practitioners and health professionals where relevant. Detailed information with user-friendly explanations of medical jargon is peppered with amusing and moving stories of catastrophe, chaos and coping. There are at-a-glance hints and survival tips at the end of each chapter and easy-reference tables of information throughout.

The number of multiple births is rapidly increasing due to IVF and the older age range of new mothers. More people are having twins (or multiples) than ever before. This is the book they have to have.

About the Author

Because of their active roles in the main support network for twin parents (AMBA), Louise and Katrina were aware of the need for a book which provided information on the workload and emotional turmoil experienced when parenting twins and which gave advice on how to cope. LOUISE RYAN has worked in the book industry for over twenty five years. She is the mother of 14-year-old non-identical twins, Camille and Celeste, conceived through the IVF program. KATRINA BOWMAN is the mother of Charlotte and Ella, identical twins. She almost always knows which one is which. Katrina works as a communication adviser in south-east Melbourne where she lives a very suburban existence, eagerly seeking out youthful influences in an effort to stymie her fuddy-duddy tendencies.


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Informative book


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
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    Comments about Twins:

    The book contains lots of information and real world examples. This book is great to read throughout a twin pregnancy and once the newborns come home. This will be the book I refer to for tips on sleeping, routines and breastfeeding.

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    GLOSSARY: Explaining medical jargon and technical terms..TWO HEADS: Finding out..TURKEY PLATTERS + TOILET BOWLS: Being pregnant..SAFETY, CUPBOARDS + COMPOST: Getting organised..WHY ARE YOU CRYING?: The birth + hospital..I'M COMPLETELY ALONE EXCEPT FOR TWO BABIES: Going home..THE RIGHT SUPPORT: Breastfeeding..16 BOTTLES SITTING ON THE BENCH: Bottlefeeding..BERT NEWTON IS MY NEW BEST FRIEND: Motherhood..DYNAMICS + DYNAMITE: Relationships at home..THE BLURRY PERIOD: Sleeping..PREMMIES: Dealing with early arrivals..PLATITUDES: Losing a twin..HECKLE + JEKYLL: The twin situation..ACTUALLY, THERE ARE THREE: Triplets..WHERE TO GET HELP: Resources in Australia + New Zealand..INDEX

    ISBN: 9781743318669
    ISBN-10: 1743318669
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 360
    Published: 1st March 2014
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.8
    Weight (kg): 0.48
    Edition Number: 3