Top 35 Most Useful Resources for New Parents of Multiples
UPDATED FOR 2019!!!!
There are some amazing resources out there for expecting and new parents of multiples. I pulled together 35 resources that other parents of multiples shared with me as well as some that are near and dear to my heart. If you have one to add, please list it in the comments. (there is no particular order to this).
Jumelle Twin and Baby Tracker (Apple devices)
Baby Daybook (Android Devices)
When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy, 4th Edition - Most highly rated book on Amazon to prepare for multiples. Lots of advice on nutrition.
Dad's Guide to Twins: How to Survive the Twin Pregnancy and Prepare for Your Twins - I've heard that women have really enjoyed reading this book too.
Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth: Normalizing birth is so important. The birth stories in this book may not have multiples in it, but this book still does a great job describing the natural process of birth.
General Support and Education
Multiples of America - Find your local Parents of Multiples Club
Twin Love Concierge - A great online or in-person class where you meet with experts and other expecting parents of multiples!
SupportingHer - A childbirth class for partners!
Lamaze.org - Resources, classes and information on natural childbirth. Not specific to parents expecting multiples but good information all the same.
Parents without Partners: Largest non-profit membership organization for single parents and their children.
MOST: Mothers of Super Twins support (higher order multiple support)
KellyMom.com - Breastfeeding and parenting resources
Dr. Bridget Young - Formula Expert
Le Leche League International - FAQs on Breastfeeding multiples
La Leche League for Moms of Twins/Multiples Facebook Group
Infant Nutrition – NIH's MedlinePlus
How to file an insurance claim for a free breast pump - Now any mother can request a free breast pump under the Affordable Care Act
Amazon Family - 20% off diaper subscriptions! Use the Subscribe and Save to save 15-20% on items that you need on a regular basis. Formula, diapers, wipes are all up for grabs and they are delivered within 1-2 days with free shipping.
Target's REDCard Debit Card (NOT Credit Card!) - Even with their debit card which is linked to your checking account, you earn 5% off all purchases.
Stuff4Multiples - a product and baby registry site just for multiples!
The Buggy Bench - a life saver for the parent who needs to shop alone.
TwinGo Carrier - the best baby wearing carrier for multiples on the market!
Amazon Fresh - Unlimited grocery delivery for $14.99/month!
The Baby Sleep Site - Advice and 1 on 1 help for sleeping issues
Twin Love Concierge Concierge Services -Take the guess work out of planning for birth and baby care!
Support for Complicated Pregnancies, Birth, and Loss
March of Dimes: Helps moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Parijat Deshpande - An expert on high-risk pregnancies. Online courses, private support, etc.
Sidelines - A non-profit providing international support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies and premature births.
Center for Loss in Multiple Births (CLIMB) - A non-profit providing parent-to-parent support for anyone who have experienced the death of one or more of their twins or higher multiple birth children at any time from conception through birth, infancy and early childhood.
Twinless Twins – Provides support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin due to death or estrangement at any age.
Grahams Foundation - For parents going through the journey of prematurity.
Postpartum Progress: A non-profit focused improving access to and quality of services and support for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression.
I hope you find these helpful and be sure to add some to the list in the comments below.
Some of the products/resources listed above provide affiliate benefits for referrals however, this did not influence the resources listed in any way.