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Friday, March 6th 2009, 12:11pm

Help with books!

Hi I am 17 weeks pregnant with twins and want to buy a book - none of the shops seem to have any twin books that I can flick through so I will have to order on the net. I wanted something with a bit about pregnancy but mainly advice for when they come home and managing with them and what to buy etc. Would be really greatful if anyone has got a good one they could suggest - also Andrea's thread on cots buggy's etc has been really helpful - thanks everyone!
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Friday, March 6th 2009, 2:17pm

Hi There

I have a couple of twin books and the best is 'Double Trouble, Twins and how to survive them' it's written by a twin Mum and is very very funny!

Good luck

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Friday, March 6th 2009, 2:25pm

Hi Clare,
Double Trouble: Twins and How to Survive Them by Emma Mahony is a light & easy read with some good practical tips -although the bit about hiring your own midwife is prbbably not realistic for most of us! I also bought the gina ford twins book which I think was a helpful reference for what to do with them once I'd got them home even though I never actually followed it.
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Friday, March 6th 2009, 2:25pm

doh! cross posted :D
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Friday, March 6th 2009, 4:55pm

Yep - ive got both those books...

Ive also got another one - Twins and Multiple births (Dr Carol Cooper)... I prefered the Gina Ford and the Emma Mahoney one as not as hard to read.

Amazon sell all of these from memory
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Friday, March 6th 2009, 4:55pm

just had a thought... are you a member of Tamba? think that they might give you a discount if bought through them...
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Friday, March 6th 2009, 9:38pm

Thanks Guys thats really helpful.
Claddagh - I am not yet a member of Tamba is it good?? I have often seen it crop up when I have googled something to do with twins.
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Saturday, March 7th 2009, 9:13am

I too have Double Trouble and Gina ford's Twin book.

Some people think she is a bit militant (you love her or hate her from what I can work out) but I personally believe with 2 babies you need to retain some control.

On the other end of the scale I got The Baby Whisperer free with a magazine and to be honest with you, it said the same as Gina Ford. Basically get your feeds in during the day so you can sleep at night. It was almost word for word.

Use the bits that work for you and your family and you'll be fine - she said laughing hysterically! :snigger:
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Sunday, March 8th 2009, 5:15pm

I've got the baby whisperer and Gina ford too and will try to follow some sort of pattern but I'll let you go first Sueshe and see how you do :snigger:


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Monday, March 9th 2009, 10:10am

Thanks for that Indiechick! I'm planning on doing a book review sometime around 2013 and will be sure to keep you informed! If it comes out in 2011 you can assume they had some great tips! :happy:
Sue xxx



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Monday, March 9th 2009, 1:03pm

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Friday, March 13th 2009, 10:21am

Hi Guys,
I have got 'Double Trouble' and 'The contented house with twins' and I love double trouble and the other one looks good with lots of useful info but I dont think I will follow it to the letter!!!! But I will be watching out to see how you guys get on and I am sure will be along to pick your brains - Good luck!!!
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Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 2:24pm

Twin Pregnancy Books???

Which books should I buy???

Freinds have given me their pregnancy books about singleton pregnancy but things don't really feel the same for me, I now want to know more about twin pregnancy.

Has anyone got any good recommendations for pregnancy and the early days??? Let me know Thanks xxx

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Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 4:27pm

Hiya

I've got 'Double Trouble' too and its a great, compact entertaining and enlightening read. It even manages to hold hubbies miniscule attention span.

I also have 'Everything you need to know to have a healthy twin pregnancy', by Dr Gila Leiter. It is american but I find that the majority of it is applicable to anyone and covers more of the medical implications of carrying twins, symptoms throughout each trimester, emotional feelings towards carrying multiples, preparing for labour and birth. Its not a book I've read cover to cover but pick up as I approach each stage and is probably something more like what you're after Emo. I bought both through Amazon!

Happy reading!

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Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 9:38pm

I've read Double Trouble which was good.. also read Contented House with Twins - Gina Ford.

Half way through Mothering Multiples which is proving to be useful as well..
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