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

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