Twins!: Expert Advice from Two Practicing Physicians on Pregnancy, Birth, and the First Year of Life with Twins

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The likelihood of giving birth to twins has shot up from one-in-90 to one-in-40 in recent years, thanks to the escalating use of fertility treatments and the advancing age of first-time mothers. Today, more than 100,000 multiple births take place annually, but despite this astonishing statistic, there hasn't been an authoritative reference that adequately focuses on the unique concerns of the parents until now.

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Overview

The likelihood of giving birth to twins has shot up from one-in-90 to one-in-40 in recent years, thanks to the escalating use of fertility treatments and the advancing age of first-time mothers. Today, more than 100,000 multiple births take place annually, but despite this astonishing statistic, there hasn't been an authoritative reference that adequately focuses on the unique concerns of the parents until now.

Twins! gives parents comprehensive information on the physical, medical, emotional, and psychological issues involved in having twins. The first part of the book covers the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience, and discusses a broad range of twin-specific information such as the epidemiology of twinning, fetal and embryonic development, nutritional needs, and exercise. The second section covers the first year of life, discussing such topics as telling the twins apart, size and energy differences, and how to cope with the extra work.

Additional features include discussions with parents of twins, in which they share their experience on a variety of topics; sidebars filled with fascinating facts; a workbook for recording the pregnancies progress; and several appendices.

Author Biography: Dr. Connie L. Agnew is a perinatologist in private practice in Los Angeles. She's a leading specialist in the care of high-risk mothers and infants.

"This pregnancy book specifically covers the health concerns related to having twins along with the demand on time caring for two babies can create...takes the reader from pregnancy to the first birthday."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780062734600
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2004

    Doesn't give enough information

    This book is a good starting point for the average person who knows little or no information about twins, but it's a bit outdated. I found myself asking more questions and finding less answers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2000

    Great Book

    I used the book through out my pregnancy and read it over step by step through each month of development.

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