Having Twins and More A Parent's Guide to Multiple Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood

ISBN-10: 0618138730
ISBN-13: 9780618138739
Edition: 3rd 1980
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Description: Now in a third edition, the best-selling guide on multiple births, Having Twins - and More, covers everything from conception through childhood. With ongoing advances in assisted reproduction, increasing numbers of women are having twins, triplets,  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Now in a third edition, the best-selling guide on multiple births, Having Twins - and More, covers everything from conception through childhood. With ongoing advances in assisted reproduction, increasing numbers of women are having twins, triplets, and more, and they're having them later in life. Having Twins -- and More is the original source parents consult for guidance through the multiple birth experience. For three decades Elizabeth Noble, a respected name in the field, has provided expectant parents with everything they need to make informed, safe choices and give birth to healthy babies. This comprehensive handbook emphasizes optimal health as well as physical and emotional adjustments to bearing and raising multiples, and it offers striking new insights into risks, complications, and treatments -- candid information that is gathered only in this book. Featuring tips on setting goals, assembling help, and reducing anxiety the latest nutritional information for mother and child details about the dangers of drugs and bed rest essential exercises for pregnancy and recovery information on the benefits of vaginal birth and breastfeeding facts about cesarean section and recovery tips for helping siblings adjust recommendations for parenting multiples with special needs more than 100 new photographs, charts, and tables exhaustive resources, expanded to include the Internet

Elizabeth Noble is the author of seven books, including Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year, Childbirth with Insight, and Having Your Baby by Donor Insemination. She is the founder of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, and of the Maternal and Child Health Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Louis G. Keith is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: Having Twins And More

Leo Sorger is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: Having Twins And More

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Fascination with Multiple Births
How Are Multiples Formed?
Who Has Multiples?
Awaiting Multiples: Parents' Feelings and Practical Considerations
Bonding with Multiples
Sharing Space: Twinship Experiences in Utero
Potential Hazards of Multiple Pregnancy
How to Give Your Babies the Best Chance with Optimal Nutrition
Prenatal Care and Screening Tests
How to Prepare for a Multiple Birth
Labor and Birth of Multiples
Caesarean Delivery of Multiples
The Feeding of Multiple Infants
Caring for Two or More
As Multiples Grow
Having Supertwins: Triplets, Quads, and More
The Older Sibling/s
Some Special Features of Twinship
Treatments to Prolong Pregnancy--To Prevent Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight
The Care of Multiples Born Too Soon (Premies)
Multiples with Special Needs
The Death of a Multiple: Parents' Perspectives
Survivors of a Twin Pregnancy
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
Declaration of the Rights and Statement of Needs of Twins and Higher-Order Multiples
Biography Becomes Biology!
Summary of Essential Prenatal Exercises
Summary of Essential Postpartum Exercises
Summary of Essential Exercises after a Caesarean
Posture Checklist
Medical Risks of Epidural Anesthesia during Childbirth
Plans for Parents and Hospital Personnel in the Event of Loss
Glossary
Resources
Bibliography and Further Reading
Photo Credits
Index

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