Like any other challenge, it is invaluable to get connected with other people who are experiencing the same stresses and have the same concerns.
With all of your other worries, you may wonder why it’s so important to be social during a time of financial constraints and medical issues. However, other parents of multiples often have advice and solutions to some of your problems and are always happy to be able to share. Other benefits of joining a club for parents of multiples include referrals to relevant local medical professionals, a club library on issues with multiples, social activities for the family, playgroups and access to good deals on second hand baby equipment. Often the connections that you make in your local club will become lifelong friendships for your family, parenting support and provide networking opportunities.
Multiple clubs exist all over the world. Your medical professional may have contact information, but the Internet is a good place to start looking.
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Agnew, Connie, Alan H. Klein and Jill Alison Ganon. Twins! Expert Advice From Two Practicing Physicians On Pregnancy, Birth And The First Year.
Albi, Linda, Deborah Johnson, Debra Catlin, and Donna Florien. Mothering Twins: From Hearing The News To Beyond The Terrible Twos.
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