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Twins 101: 50 Must-Have Tips for Pregnancy through Early Childhood From Doctor M.O.M.



Twins 101: 50 Must-Have Tips for Pregnancy through Early Childhood From Doctor M.O.M.

Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin

ISBN: 978-0-470-44742-0 November 2008 Jossey-Bass 208 Pages


"A must-read for expectant or multitasking mothers of multiples by an academic pediatrician and mother of twins, Twins 101 provides practical tips and wise words in a readable style that fits into the fast pace of these mothers’ lives."
Theodore Sectish, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; program director, Children’s Hospital Boston

Dr. Le-Bucklin's new parenting book is the first by a pediatrician who is also a mother of twins. No other pregnancy and parenting book for multiples offers this unique and much-needed perspective.

Twins 101 features practical advice and well-researched information in an easy-to-read format. From maintaining a healthy twin pregnancy to meeting the daily challenge of caring for twins, Twin 101 guides families through each stage with insightful tips, practical advice, useful resources, and inspirational stories.

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Pregnancy 13

2 Delivery 65

3 The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 79

4 Sensible Shopping 95

5 Staying Organized 111

6 Feeding and Dressing Twins 119

7 Sleep (or Lack Thereof ) 133

8 Crucial Survival Tips 143

Resources 173

About the Author 183

Index 185

“Dr. Le-Bucklin gives mothers of multiples (MOMs) a unique and authoritative perspective on multiple births. As an academic pediatrician and MOM, she not only knows, but she also understands first hand! ...This is a well organized, easy to read, ready-reference for all.” –National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs (NOMOTC)

"[Le-Bucklin] draws on her experience as an M.D. and a M.O.M. (mother of multiples) in this collection of fifty tips aimed at educating and encouraging parents of multiples. The advice covers the basics of pregnancy, birth and the early months of raising twins. This book particularly shines in its upbeat, positive presentation…Twins 101 is a welcome addition to any library of books about twins and multiples." — (November 2008)