Twins Baby Boom Hits PEI

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Posted by vera | Posted in News, Twins or Multiple Birth Pregnancy | Posted on 01-08-2013

Since we’re vacationing in Prince Edward Island, Canada, this summer, we thought we’d bring you the latest multiple births news from Atlantic Canada.

June saw 6 sets of twins born at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, an amazingly high number, when one considers that that is three times the number – in a single month – of the preceding five months! Experts attribute the spike to a possible trend, thanks to women waiting longer to start families here on the Island as they are in the rest of Canada. (Age increases the chances of multiples pregnancies.)

Whatever the reason, an increase in twins pregnancies means an increase in need for multiples-specific prenatal care, and that includes prenatal classes that cater specifically to families expecting twins and triplets. In small communities like PEI, where twins-specific prenatal classes may not be as accessible as they are in larger provinces with one or more larger city health care centres, an online class like Babies In Belly’s can be a helpful resource to those pregnant with twins.

For the complete story, see this article recently published in the Guardian

Twins Day in Ohio

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Posted by vera | Posted in News | Posted on 02-09-2010

With the recent twins days behind us in Twinsburg, Ohio, National Geographic decided to promote an online photo essay celebrating twins!  Check out these great photos, and if you are an expectant POM, see what lies ahead… http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/09/twins/twins-text

Celine Dion is Expecting Twins!

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Posted by vera | Posted in News | Posted on 31-05-2010

Celine Dion’s family is about to get a bit bigger, now that she and her husband/manager, René Angélil, are expecting twins.

In the past, they have been very public about the birth of their first child, as well as their their fertility struggles. Their first child, René-Charles Angélil, was the result of in-vitro fertilization, or IVF. (For more information about IVF, which started in the 1980’s, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_fertilisation)

Some families with an older singleton who find out they are expecting twins or triplets believe they do not need prenatal classes, but a good prenatal course that caters specifically to multiple births issues can help support families expecting more than one, even if they already have older children. Some classes even offer tips and suggestions for singleton siblings of multiples, whose lives are dramatically impacted by the arrival of two or more little brothers and/or sisters!

We at Babies In Belly are wishing Celine Dion and her family a very successful pregnancy, and will be looking forward to hearing more updates.

To read more, visit: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/05/30/2010-05-30_celine_dion_pregnant_with_twins__nine_years_after_giving_birth_to_her_son.html

Study: Birth Risks Lower When Twins are Both Girls

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Posted by vera | Posted in News | Posted on 05-11-2009

Israeli researchers studied 2,704 sets of twins. Results suggested that having twins girls (compared to having twin boys) presents less birth complications and fewer newborn health problems. Read the full story here.