Dr. MJ Bazos MD, Patient Handout
Twins: Taking Care of Two

An exciting time

Having twins can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It can also be one of the most demanding. While twins will bring you special joys, caring for twins is a big job. Sometimes just getting through the day can seem impossible. Fortunately, many other parents have been through the same thing. They can tell you ways to make things easier. Here are some ideas about how to make life with twins more of a joy and less of a burden.

Planning ahead

The first few months after the babies arrive can be a blur of diapers and feedings. Take the chance during pregnancy to look for help in those first months. Accept any help that is offered. Even though this may be hard for you to do, it can make a big difference. Talk with your partner about how the duties of caring for the babies can be shared. Having both parents involved in child care is good for your children as well as for you. Start childbirth classes early. Many twins are born prematurely. If you don't start classes early, you may not finish before the twins are born. Make all your other arrangements early too, so you're ready.

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