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Twins! Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year of Life, Second Edition Paperback – February 7, 2006
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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The only problems I have with this book are pretty minor. I would've appreciated longer, more detailed sections on pregnancy itself and less of the forum discussions by parents of twins. Although interesting, the forum discussions are far less useful to me than hard facts. Also, for a book on twins, there is a real lack of information on the possible complications a mother of twins may face during her pregnancy. When I suffered an abruption of the placenta 3 weeks ago, it was not this book that helped me one bit, but my old standard What to Expect When You're Expecting. I really feel this book could be improved by a section on pregnancy complications.
For anyone who is expecting twins, I would definitely suggest you purchase this book. I would also recommend that you buy a good book on high risk pregnancies as well.
I am so glad that I found this book ~~ it's one I keep in the bathroom whenever I need a tibit of advice or encouragement!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a good read. You can learn more on twin websites than this book. I returned it after two days..... not worth the money.Published 14 days ago by Jill B
answers many questions...lots of good info... easy to flip without having to sit and read the entire book at oncePublished 19 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 21 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 on November 6, 2013 by shopper123
I found helpful information specific to twin pregnancy in this book, though the details of general pregnancy were lacking. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 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 on July 17, 2013 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 on April 27, 2013 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 J.B. Havens