Prenatal Education

Health Canada Warning Regarding Use of Crib Bumper Pads and Baby Quilts

Before purchasing any gorgeous, matching bumper pad sets for the babies’ cribs, PLEASE READ THIS WARNING from Health Canada and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation (SIDS).

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Useful Multiple Births Definitions

Now that you are pregnant with multiples, you will be hearing many different terms, diagnoses, or ‘name calling’ by the healthcare professionals, local support chapter, perhaps in your multiple-birth prenatal class or in the resources you have been reading and researching. Following is a list of definitions of the most commonly used names and phrases you might hear. Whenever you have not clearly understand any of the feedback you have received, don’t be shy. Speak up and ask for clarification on anything and everything you don’t understand.

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Occipital Plagiocephaly

Occipital plagiocephally is a flat spot that develops on an infant’s skull due to being left in one and the same position for too long. It is fixable up until the time the baby’s skulls naturally hardens, i.e. by about six months old. Multiples can experience this situation at birth due to pressure in the womb. Find out the details and how to improve the situation for your infant(s).

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Possible Risks for Mom of a Multiple Birth Pregnancy

The more fetuses Mom is carrying the more potential chance of risks to her health. This doesn’t mean that they will happen, just that they might.

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Suggested Reading List for Parents Expecting Twins, Triplets and More!

There are many books and sites for parents expecting twins, triplets or more. Not every book will answer all the possible questions that you might have. It will be helpful to read three or four books to get a good overall understanding of what having two, three or babies at a time means. Here are some useful titles for your consideration.

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