Pregancy, Birth, and the First Year of Life

By Connie Agnew; Jill Alison Ganon; Alan H. Klein

HarperCollins Publishers, Paperback, 9780060742195, 360pp.

Publication Date: February 2006


Twins is a comprehensive guide for all parents preparing for a multiple birth. It is filled with practical advice from specialists who work with expectant mothers and their twins every day.

From the moment the expectant mom knows she's getting more than she expected, Twins provides complete information on pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum experience: Your relationship with your practitionerPre-pregnancy planningFetal and embryonic developmentHealthy weight gain for expectant mothers

Once the babies are born, Twins sees the whole family through the exciting and challenging first year, examining such issues as: Sleeping and feeding schedulesYour babies as individualsRedefining the family and supporting the needs of other childrenSurvival tips for extra-busy parentsInsightful roundtable discussions with other parents of twins

New in this second edition: Complimentary medical practices, including acupuncture, supplements and herbs as well as current safety guidelines for the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications3-D ultrasound images of developing twinsWhat parents need to know about immunizations and their safetyAn up-to-date resource guide to twin-specific organizations, periodicals, and Internet linksAnd much more

Twins gives you all the information you need to have a safe and sound twin pregnancy so you can concentrate on the joy of raising happy, healthy children.


About the Author
Dr. Connie L. Agnew is a perinatologist in private practice in Los Angeles. She's a leading specialist in the care of high-risk mothers and infants.

Jill Alison Ganon is a writer and editor residing in Los Angeles.

Klein is a pediatrician and neonatologist who has been caring for premature and high-risk infants for 25 years. He is a member of the clinical faculty of the highly regarded Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.