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Those readers familiar with the ever-popular What to Expect When You're Expecting--a mainstay for first-time parents--will be delighted to see a similar format employed here. The pregnancy and birth chapters break down into chunks of gestational weeks, outlining basic fetal development, mom's changing body, and special "transitional" issues common to each trimester. These chapters are further enhanced by pencil illustrations of the mother's pregnant body (with a peekaboo view of the developing twins) and roundtable discussions involving the authors and a panel of twins' parents.
The book's second half delves into getting through that first, tough year. While ample information on labor and delivery overlaps both halves of the book, this second section spends more time focused on the growing babies and the challenges new parents face in their relationships with their children and with each other. Again, the roundtable discussions prove quite valuable; it's always nice to read encouraging words from those who have lived through preterm delivery, sleep deprivation, and older sibling regression. Growth charts and a helpful resource guide of organizations, periodicals, and retail outlets round out the package. --Liane Thomas
answers many questions...lots of good info... easy to flip without having to sit and read the entire book at oncePublished 6 months ago by Pali
I bought this book the same day we found out we were having twins. It is nice that it covers the pregnancy, not just the aftermath!Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
For a subject matter that is miraculous and incredibly exciting, this book had me yawning. And I found it to be a bit on the negative side. Dry and not very informative to me.Published 13 months ago by shopper123
I found helpful information specific to twin pregnancy in this book, though the details of general pregnancy were lacking. Read morePublished 16 months ago by S. Fuchs
Book was great. A lot of helpful info on getting ready for twins. The condition of the book was supposed to be "new" though when I received it, there was a brownish, coffee-like... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jes
It said "like new" and it was NOT. Cover, back and pages were yellowed, and most of the material was somewhat outdated.Published 20 months ago by B. Compton
I'm a mother of toddler and am expecting twins. Twin pregnancy is very different from a singleton. This book was very helpful in giving me a starting point of what to expect. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Pen Name
This was the only piece of literature on twins (!) my local mega-book- retailer had to offer, so, being a zealous mom-of-twins-to-be, I scooped it up...and was sorely disappointed. Read morePublished on November 29, 2011 by J. Ortner
My best friend just found out she was pregnant with twins a few weeks ago, and she is about 16 weeks along. Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by fillmymemory