Links

You can find below a variety of links to useful organisations and websites that you may find useful if you or a friend/relative are either expecting multiples, or already have multiples. The links have been categorised into:

 

Expecting multiples

TAMBA
The Twins and Multiple Births Association, Tamba is a nationwide UK charity providing information and mutual support networks for families of twins, triplets and more. They run regular courses for expectant parents which are particularly useful – especially for first time parents!

NCT
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. They aim to give every parent the chance to make informed choices. NCT run regular antenatal courses for expectant parents – while not aimed at multiples, it can still be a useful resource.

The Multiple Births Foundation
The Multiple Births Foundation is a national and international authority on multiple births – the only charity internationally which employs healthcare professionals dedicated to supporting multiple birth families and educating and advising professionals about their special needs. They recommend some useful publications, and hold regular prenatal meetings in London for expectant families.

Twin antenatal classes
Positively Twins (based in Harpended) is a relaxed, tailor-made course of antenatal educational classes designed with twin pregnancy in mind. It provides many aspects of pregnancy, labour and delivery along with the immediate post-natal period of caring for your babies.

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Products and gifts for twin families

Designed for twins
Designed For Twins is a valuable and free resource for parents of twins. It allows twin parents to review and recommend products designed for twins, to each other.

Twinning Store (US store, ships worldwide)
A US store celebrating all things twin with unique designs. Primarily online fashion, t-shirts and clothes for twins. Created by twins, for twins.

Twins UK
Twins UK provides information on twin pregnancy & multiple birth, breastfeeding, parenting tips for twins & triplets, shopping guides & checklists to help you prepare for any eventuality. It provides both unique twins and triplet gifts, as well as useful products for parents.

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Resources, help and advice for twin familes

TAMBA
The Twins and Multiple Births Association, Tamba is a nationwide UK charity providing information and mutual support networks for families of twins, triplets and more. They run regular courses for expectant parents which are particularly useful – especially for first time parents!

Twins UK
Twins UK provides information on twin pregnancy & multiple birth, breastfeeding, parenting tips for twins & triplets, shopping guides & checklists to help you prepare for any eventuality. It provides both unique twins and triplet gifts, as well as useful products for parents.

NCT
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. They aim to give every parent the chance to make informed choices. NCT run regular antenatal courses for expectant parents – while not aimed at multiples, it can still be a useful resource.

About Twins
Written by an identical twin and targeted to parents who have or are expecting twins, this site gives access to information about pregnancy, labour, parenting, twin research and other related subjects.

Association for Post-Natal illness
The Association for Post-Natal Illness is the leading organisation in its field, it is a Registered Charity and it was established in 1979 to provide support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness, increase public awareness of the illness and to encourage research into its cause and nature.

Action on Addiction
Action on Addiction is the UK’s only charity working across the addiction field in treatment, support for families and children, & research. As well as providing support and resources for those suffering from addiction, it also offers various programmes for families, relatives, partners, friends, and children of addicted people.

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Activities for families in Hertfordshire

St Albans Dads Network
An informal network for dads in St Albans to get together over a drink or sporting activity. They normally meet every 3 weeks in a pub, and on an ad-hoc basis for other activities.

St Albans Mums Network
A informal network for any St Albans Mums…. Posts that offer help, advice and relevant questions more than welcome! Also recommended is St Albans Mums Social Shenanigans – a fun, relaxed and informal way to meet other mums.

MyBump2Baby
MyBump2Baby provides a directory for local classes and preschool activities for toddlers and families in the local area. You can also search on it for activities throughout the UK.

allaboutstalbans.com
Find out what’s on in St Albans, explore key attractions, buy tickets for plays, comedy, concerts and films, book restaurant tables, read and write reviews.

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