About Lynda P. Haddon
|Lynda is the mother of three grown-up children: dizygotic twin daughters and another daughter, 22 months their elder. She has been involved with multiple birth issues for over two decades and is a Past President of Multiple Births Families Association in Ottawa, Canada, as well as of Multiple Births Canada, Canada’s National support organization for multiples and their families. Lynda, for the past 14 years, has been a co-facilitator for multiple birth prenatal classes, Ottawa Twins Plus Prenatal Classes. Lynda and has written, developed and expanded the support literature for new and expecting parents (and for grandparents too!).|
|Besides her efforts in assisting parents expecting multiples, Lynda has also worked extensively with bereaved multiple birth families as well as with surviving co-multiples. She has spoken at Perinatal Loss Conferences as well as written and developed bereavement support literature on numerous topics which has been distributed Nationally and Internationally. This bereavement literature has been compiled by Multiple Births Canada into a Multiple Birth Bereavement Support Kit for use by bereaved families and the professionals who care for them. She writes a monthly e-newsletter, Forever Angels, for the Loss Support Network of Multiple Births Canada.
Lynda has been a member of the Ottawa Coalition for the Prevention of Low Birth Weight for 12 years and is its current Chair. Together with Diane Myers and Donna Launslager (two quad Moms and each with singletons too!), she developed the multiple birth low birth weight information on the Coalition’s Web Site.
Lynda is a member of the following Committees:
Lynda has enjoyed speaking to several groups – Hospital Bereavement Committees; Nursing students at both the university and community college level; Lactation Consultants; as well as contributing to numerous Panels on Bereavement and other topics germane to multiple birth. Click Here for information regarding speaking engagements.
Published articles and multiple birth support literature:
Health and Breatsfeeding
Lynda’s Other Projects