Even if you aren’t necessarily the most organised person in the world, you will soon find out that twins will change all of that. From the moment that you find out you are expecting twins, you will discover that being organised is key to keeping everything flowing smoothly throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Firstly it is important to discuss with your GP or your midwife exactly what to expect though out your pregnancy, such as scheduled scans, appointments, symptoms to look out for etc. This will help not only put you at ease, but also make you more aware of the differences from carrying multiples to carrying just one baby. These can involve more scans towards the end of your pregnancy, premature contractions, early birth and other points. It is also wise to keep notes on your progress and any questions you want to ask your midwife or doctor so you don’t forget between visits. Your doctor or midwife can also prepare you for the birthing process and any complications that can arise from expecting multiples.
When Your Twins Arrive
The first thing that is typically a given when bringing your twins home is that you will be unbelievably tired. You may find that the early days seem to be a never ending cycle of soothing, feeding and changing the babies, which is why it is important to ensure that you are prepared with all of the essentials before the twins come home. Having brilliant items that can help you at home are also vital as they ensure that you don’t become over tried and have time to look after yourself.If you decide to breastfeed, there are some brilliant breastfeeding pillows that can allow you to feed both twins at the same time, or feed one whilst entertaining the other. Take a look at the Cuddles Collection Twin Nursing & Support Pillow below.
It is also a great idea to ensure that you get out and about with your twins. The fresh air and engaging with others is vital to their development and also helps you develop your own strategy too.
Help and Support
Remember there are always great support networks for parents of multiples from forums to community meet ups. Take a look on line and start building an online community with parents who understand exactly what it is like to be a parent of twins.