Having more than one baby at once can test the endurance of even the most calm and experienced parents. This inspiring and enlightening guide, by a practising GP and mother of twins, will be welcomed by all parents of multiple births who find that the standard baby and childcare guides fall short of their special needs. Including new statistics on multiple births and current resources, as well as the latest information on topics such as fertility treatment, advances in prenatal medicine and surgery, feeding, schooling, and looking after sick twins, this book offers first-hand professional, practical and emotional advice to help parents cope with the development and rearing of twins from conception to adulthood. Particular emphasis is placed on the relationship between twins as individuals as they grow up, their relationship with others both inside and outside the family, and sibling rivalry. Also incorporating standard information on pregnancy, birth, what to expect and how the process differs from single births, this is an essential, enlightening and often amusing guide for every parent of multiple babies.
"a welcome update of this popular guide...An excellent book that will remain useful for years to come" * Junior *
"Splendid - just what was needed" * Dr Elizabeth Bryan, founder of the Multiple Births Foundation *
"The author is ideally placed to explain medical terms and discuss problems while appreciating the concerns and worries of parents..." * Twins, Triplets and More *
"Insightful" * Your Health *