Obstetric Cholestasis – My Story

Up until 28 weeks I was sailing through my twin pregnancy – no morning sickness, scans all fine and I was feeling great. A few days before my next consultant appointment I noticed that my hands and feet were incredibly itchy. I was constantly rubbing my bare feet on the carpet, I couldn’t sleep and […]


What is Pre-eclampsia ? Pre-eclampsia is the most common of the serious complications of pregnancy. It is caused by a defect in the placenta, which joins mother and baby and supplies the baby with nutrients and oxygen from the mother’s blood. Pre-eclampsia is symptom-less in the early stages and is detectable only by regular antenatal […]

SPD – Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction


  What is SPD ? Pain in the groin and pubic area, whatever the cause, is usually related to the pelvis not functioning like it should, and is referred to as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). The problem is not necessarily with the symphysis pubis itself, it can often be either or both of the sacro-iliac […]

Pre-natal Advice Talks

The sad truth is that there is likely to be a glaring lack of information on multiple births provided by your local healthcare trust. It’s astonishing that with the rise in multiple births that has been seen in recent years due to IVF and other fertilitiy procedures, expectant parents really have to do their own […]



My birth story… by Donna Belcher At 35 wks +6 days I was due for my 36wk check up the following day. I was hoping they would give me a date to induce me as i could hardly get out of bed by this stage. I woke up that Sunday morning aching a bit, but […]

Amy S


My birth story…by Amy Savvides The first big shock was when the sonographer told us there was ‘two in there’ – the second big shock was when the consultant told us they were identical! We’d only just started getting used to the fact there was 2 of them, let alone them being  identical and the […]

Twin parenting : best and worst bits

Mums and Dads give their verdict on the best and worst bits of parenting multiples..   What would you add?   Send us your Bests and Worsts…     THE BEST THING IS : “Best thing – is having an instant family. I can’t imagine having a singleton – they must be such lonely children! ” “Having […]