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Potty Training Twins/Triplets

by Linda Jones The thought of toilet training twins, triplets or more is enough to panic even the most laid-back of parents. I approached this parenting milestone with a heavy heart – fearful of the ensuing chaos and mess. Horror stories I had heard about twins tipping used potties over each other’s heads catapulted around my brain. […]

Kathie

My birth story… by Kathie In August 2007 I had just started a new job after moving home, I’d only been there 2 weeks when I found out I was pregnant. This came as a total shock to me – I was 36 and had 2 children aged 7 and 3 and was definitely not […]

Chris

Twin Dad birth story. There are some moments in your life you never forget. Here is the story of how Lucy and Luke came into the world – as seen from Daddy’s eye’s. At around 6 months I’d been relegated to the sofa league as the “bed wasn’t big enough for the both of us”. This […]

PUPP – Itching during pregnancy..

Pupp – an itchy skin condition which appears in pregnancy. What is it ?: PUPP stands for pruritic (itch) urticarial (like ‘hives’) papules (red pimples) and plaques (irritable flakes) of pregnancy. Some women develop itchy red bumps and welts on their bellies in the second half of pregnancy, usually in the last month or two. […]

IUGR

Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) What is IUGR ? Intrauterine Growth Restriction Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a condition where a baby’s growth slows or ceases when in it is in the uterus. Twin pregnancies are twice as likely to be affected by IUGR, around 15% to 20% of twin pregnancies are found to have IUGR […]

Obstetric cholestasis – Itching with no rash…

What is obstetric cholestasis? Obstetric cholestasis is a liver disorder which occurs during pregnancy. It affects about 1 in 100 women each year in the UK, and is more common in multiple pregnancies.   Cholestasis is a reduced flow of bile down the bile ducts in the liver resulting in bile leaking out into the bloodstream. […]

TTTS – This pregnancy has no future…

My story… by Katie Rhodes   We had been told that we were expecting mc/mz twins ( not really understanding that this put us at any more at risk of problems)  and so when we were told that we were to be monitored every 3 days with scans and traces we thought this was normal […]