As the holidays approach, there’s no greater gift an expecting mommy-to-be can get than a handful of useful tips to guide her through a multiples pregnancy. Created to educate from the time you find out you’re pregnant, all the way through to toddler years and beyond, these books are great resources when seeking advice on giving birth, and living with, twins.
This first book, “When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy,” written by Dr. Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein, includes information on: finding qualified specialists, dietary guidelines, safe limits on exercise and physical activity, maternity-leave, pre-term labor and reducing pregnancy risks. It’s surely an encouraging and empowering read for expecting moms.
Second on the list is part of the well-known”Everything” series: “The Everything Twins, Triplets, and More Book,” written by Pamela Fierro. From what to anticipate during pregnancy, to making long-term lifestyle changes, this book offers information on: what to expect during each trimester, physical changes to your body, budgeting and finance and getting organized for the babies’ arrival.
Next is “It’s Twins! Parent to Parent Advice From Infancy through Adolescence,” by Susan Heim. This read helps navigate the difficult times that can occur during a multiples pregnancy. A complete guide that follows you and your child through to their high school years, “It’s Twins!” provides parents with information like: breast-feeding vs. formula, classroom placement and combating competitiveness (with a little “real-world wisdom” thrown in the mix!)
Lastly, is a basic must-have that’s handy for quick reference day-to-day. “Twins 101: 50 Must-Have Tips for Pregnancy through Early Childhood,” written by Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, M.D., otherwise known as Dr. M.O.M. (“Mom of Multiples), offers practical advice in an easy-t0-read format from a pediatrician’s (and mom’s!) point of view.