Posted on January 14, 2018. Filed under: Breastfeeding multiplies, Multiple Birth, Multiple Birth Prenatal Class DVD, raising multiples, simultaneous breast feeding, Triplets, Twins, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOU ARE EXPECTING TWINS OR MORE, see if your community offers any multiple-birth prenatal classes and both you and your partner SIGN UP RIGHT AWAY. Your healthcare provide should be able to refer you to any. DO NOT wait until later in your pregnancy as you never know if/when you will be placed on bedrest, making taking a class impossible. A multiple-birth pregnancy is NOT like a expecting a singleton and singleton classes are traditionally taken much later in that pregnancy. A multiple-birth prenatal class needs to be taken as early as possible so that you learn things about your pregnancy and how to act accordingly, e.g. nutrition and how much you need to be eating; signs and symptoms of premature labour, and so much more. This is not meant to scare you, but to empower you! Knowledge can be translated into power and knowing as much as possible about carrying twins, triplets or more WELL BEFORE they arrive just makes sense. If you do not know if there are any classes in your community and live in Canada ūüá®ūüá¶ÔłŹ, check in with Multiple Births Canada ūüá®ūüá¶ÔłŹ at http://www.multiplesbirthscanada.org They have a list of many of the Support Chapters across Canada. ūüá®ūüᶬ† ¬†Also check out my own Site at http://www.jumelle.ca¬† ¬†There is in depth FREE information on it as well.
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Multiple Birth Prenatal Classes

Posted on January 28, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

As soon as you are pregnant and especially between the ages of 30 and up, or had infertility assistance and learn you are pregnant, find out (usually from ultrasound) how many you are carrying. ¬†If you are carrying two, three or more fetuses, take your multiple birth prenatal classes right away. ¬†Don’t wait until you are well into your pregnancy. ¬†So much of what you learn in class will be helpful right away, e.g. signs & symptoms of premature labour, nutrition for carrying multiples, and such. ¬†Waiting too long may preclude you from attending classes due to being placed on bed rest or having your babies preterm, i.e. before 38 weeks. ¬†Soon as you know you are carrying multiples, sign up for the classes right away!! ¬†And very best wishes to all of you.

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Multiple Birth Prenatal Class Choices

Posted on September 15, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

Pertinent article by guest author and multiple-birth educator, Vera C. Teschow:  Vera is a certified teacher and mother of 9-year-old monozygotic twin boys.  She teaches multiples-specific prenatal classes at www.BabiesinBelly.com

Expecting Twins. Triplets or More?  Now What?

Most people expecting more than one baby recognize the need for some sort of prenatal preparation.  But in this age of digital media, many wonder which route to go, when it comes to prenatal classes.  Below, we explore In-Person, Online and Video/DVD-Based prenatal classes.

Whichever type of prenatal prep you choose, begin earlier rather than later, and ensure the instructor has at least some first-hand experience with multiple births.


Traditionally, prenatal classes have been taught in-person, often at a local hospital.  Such classes offer a chance to meet others expecting twins, triplets or more.  Depending on the nature of the class, you may also get the opportunity to do a hospital tour and ask questions of the instructor as the course progresses.

In some communities, it may be difficult to locate a twins-specific prenatal class.  Or, if you are expecting triplets, quads or quints, sitting in an in-person class can make you feel like the circus side show (not to mention it is harder to sit for longer periods of time anyway, with higher order multiples in your belly!)

Most in-person classes are taught in a series, for example a 3-hour class, once a week for four weeks, or a one-hour class, once a week for 8-10 weeks. Some instructors may offer a full day or weekend course to ‚Äúcram‚ÄĚ the material for those with busy schedules. A few may even offer in-home prenatal classes, customized to one couple.

A typical in-person class can run $50 or more, or $200-350 for a series of 4 classes.  Personalized, in-home classes will be even more expensive.


One alternative to the traditional in-person twins class is to take an online prenatal course, such as the one at www.BabiesinBelly.com

A multiples-specific online prenatal class can be a great way for those who live in rural areas to get connected with others expecting twins, triplets or more and find the information they need about their multiples pregnancy.  It can also be an attractive way for introverts to get the information they need without the headache of having to interact with others face to face!  A good online course should allow you to work through the material at your own pace.

An online course will also be beneficial for parents put on early bed rest.  Taking the class will be a informative and educational way to pass some of your time.

Typically, an online twins prenatal class costs less than an in-person class, somewhere in the neighbourhood of $150.  When you consider the additional savings of not having to pay for transportation or parking, an online class makes good economic sense.

In some cases, internet access can be a challenge.  Although completing your prenatal classes while sipping a latte at Starbucks can sound attractive to some couples, others may find that lack of consistent access to the Internet makes this type of prenatal course a less practical choice.


For those who do not live within driving distance of an in-person, multiples-specific prenatal class, or who do not have access to the Internet, a DVD about expecting multiples¬†www.jumelle.ca¬†can be a Godsend. ¬†And unlike an in-person class, where you get the information once and there is no ‚Äúrewind‚ÄĚ, a DVD-based prenatal class allows you to review the information you need as often as you like.

The DVD course will also be beneficial for parents put on early bed rest.  You can watch it in your home, at your leisure and convenience.

Some people wonder why a multiples-specific prenatal video is pricier than the Disney DVD they just bought their 6-year-old niece.  It is helpful to remember that the market for such material is comparatively small, and the cost to produce something professional relatively high. That being said, a multiples-specific DVD can still be considerably more cost-effective than a hospital based prenatal course.


With so many options available today, it may be beneficial to explore more that one option at a time:  Why not take an online course supplemented by an in-person class, or a hospital-based class supplemented by a Video/DVD?

By engaging in more than one form of prenatal education, you are exposed to a greater variety of information, and even if there is some overlap, your brain will be more likely to retain the key points.

As you prepare for life with multiples, I wish you the best of luck, supplemented by one or more high-quality, multiples-specific prenatal classes!

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Twin and Triplet Prenatal Classes on DVD

Posted on January 8, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

Expecting twins, triplets or more and there are no multiple-birth specific prenatal classes in your area, or have you been put on bedrest and cannot attend the classes in your community?  Not to worry.  Multiple Birth Prenatal Classes are now available on DVD.  Watch in the comfort of your own home, at a time convenient to you.  Especially good if you are late in your pregnancy and left it too late to take classes.  For more information and to watch a video preview, go to http://www.multiplebirthsfamilies.com

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Multiple-birth prenatal classes on DVD

Posted on December 16, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Expecting twins or triplets or more? ¬†Check out my new multiple-birth specific prenatal classes now available on DVD. ¬†Over 3 hours of information and 22 downloads allow you to follow along. ¬†Put on bedrest and can’t make your class, don’t have multiple-birth prenatal classes in your area or don’t want to be in crowds because you might get sick? ¬†Then this is the DVD for you. ¬†You and your partner can watch it in the comfort of your own home at a time convenient to you. ¬†Four discussion areas allow you to choose the topics you want to learn about: ¬†Prenatal, Postnatal, Breastfeeding, And Here’s More…..

We’ve got you covered! ¬†Go to http://www.multiplebirthsfamilies.com for a video preview and for secure credit card ordering information.

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