Having Twins and More: A Parent's Guide to Multiple Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 560 pages
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Now in a third edition, the best-selling guide on multiple births, Having Twins - and More, covers everything from conception through childhood.

With ongoing advances in assisted reproduction, increasing numbers of women are having twins, triplets, and more, and they're having them later in life. Having Twins -- and More is the original source parents consult for guidance through the multiple birth experience.
For three decades Elizabeth Noble, a respected name in the field, has provided expectant parents with everything they need to make informed, safe choices and give birth to healthy babies. This comprehensive handbook emphasizes optimal health as well as physical and emotional adjustments to bearing and raising multiples, and it offers striking new insights into risks, complications, and treatments -- candid information that is gathered only in this book.

Featuring tips on setting goals, assembling help, and reducing anxiety the latest nutritional information for mother and child details about the dangers of drugs and bed rest essential exercises for pregnancy and recovery information on the benefits of vaginal birth and breastfeeding facts about cesarean section and recovery tips for helping siblings adjust recommendations for parenting multiples with special needs more than 100 new photographs, charts, and tables exhaustive resources, expanded to include the Internet
 

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Contents

and Practical Considerations
63
with Optimal Nutrition
147
The Older Siblings
357
Some Special Features of Twinship
363
Treatments to Prolong Pregnancy To Prevent
383
The Care of Multiples Born Too Soon Premies
405
Multiples with Special Needs
429
Parents Perspectives
435
Biography Becomes Biology
477
Summary of Essential Exercises
483
Plans for Parents and Hospital Personnel
489
Glossary
495
Resources
503
Bibliography and Further Reading
529
63
530
Photo Credits
546

Survivors of a Twin Pregnancy
453
Assisted Reproductive Technology ART
469

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About the author (2003)

Elizabeth Noble is the author of seven books, including Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year, Childbirth with Insight, and Having Your Baby by Donor Insemination. She is the founder of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, and of the Maternal and Child Health Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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