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Description - Twins! by Connie Agnew

This book provides mailing to TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association) groups. The first edition sold over 100,000 copies. The rate of twin births as high as 1 in 50. The books that demystify challenging children become classics. The only major book on twins written by physicians, "Twins! 2nd edition" addresses the unique questions and concerns of parents, covering the earliest stages of a multiple-birth pregnancy through delivery and the first year of life. "Twins! 2nd edition" helps parents raise happy and healthy babies with the most accurate answers and current advice from specialists who work with twins every day. This book provides complete information on pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum experience, from adequate nutrition levels when eating for three and pre-term delivery to feeding schedules and raising your babies as individuals. The second edition introduces additions that ensure that "Twins!" maintains its relevance in a climate of changing medical technology and improved standards of care. It presents new technologies available to expecting mothers including advancements in ultrasounds and non-invasive tests for Down's syndrome; new advances in research and medicine, including recent discoveries about popular drugs (such as anti-depressants and antibiotics), fertilization methods, nutrition, and preventing morning sickness; a new discussion of complimentary and alternative medical practices such as acupuncture and the use of supplements and herbs, and updates on the levels of care in hospital nurseries so parents of twins know what options they have and what they should expect.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060742195
ISBN-10: 0060742194
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 187mm x 23mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Connie Agnew

Dr. Connie L. Agnew is a perinatologist in private practice. She's a leading specialist in the care of high-risk mothers and infants. Dr. Alan H. Klein is a pediatrician and perinatologist in private practice specializing in high-risk infant care.