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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.
answers many questions...lots of good info... easy to flip without having to sit and read the entire book at oncePublished 12 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 14 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 20 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 22 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 23 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 Cover, back and pages were yellowed, and most of the material was somewhat outdated.Published on April 27, 2013 by B. Compton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 Pen Name
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
Book is a wonderful investment for anyone who is in shock or not sure how they feel about having twins. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by jposecai