Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Twins - Double The Trouble Or Double The Pleasure? Both! > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Twins - Double The Trouble Or Double The Pleasure? Both!

If You're Having Twins..is it double the headache, or double the joy? Probably both!

What Causes Twins?
The number of twins is on the increase, probably because of IVF treatment where more than one fertilised egg is placed in the womb.

Of the non-IVF twins, there are two causes:

  • Two eggs are released during ovulation and both are fertilised by separate sperm - it is possible twins can be fathered by two different Dads! In this case the twins are not identical (even if they have the same Dad!). Non-identical twins are also known as fraternal, they share about half their genes so they may or may not look the same. It is even possible for a couple of mixed race to have one white and one black twin - now wouldn't that be fun! You could just imagine the comments from some dumb folk.
  • Identical twins result when the egg splits into two during the first 14 days. In this case both twins have similar looks - the saying 'two peas out of the same pod' has more than an element of truth! If the egg splits into two after around 14 days, the result could be Siamese (conjoined) twins, but this is extremely rare. The reasons why the egg splits are not really known, although a recent study has remarked that medical treatment to encourage ovulation may cause the wall of the egg to weaken thus making it more likely to split.
  • So, you found out from your ultrasound scan that you are expecting twins. How do you know if they will be identical? Do you have to wait until they are toddlers before this is apparent? Maybe.

    Firstly a boy/girl pair are not identical. If your scan reveals two babies of the same sex, you need to find out whether there is one or two placentas: if there's one, your twins are probably identical; two placentas and the jury's still out. Even after birth you still may not know. Again, a single placenta places the odds heavily in favor of identical twins, two placentas either fused or separate are inconclusive; the only way then to get the answer is through a DNA test, or you can wait until they start to grow up.

    Feeding Twins
    In the first few days you will think this is impossible. It is possible to breastfeed two babies but a bottle is easier, especially if you have help. It is also easier to monitor how much each baby has taken if you use a bottle.But you probably want to breastfeed because it is better for your babies. It can take several weeks before your breasts produce sufficient milk, so a combination of your milk and a formula feed may be necessary until your milk production gets up to speed. Try to feed both babies at once otherwise you will be at it non-stop.

    Raising Twins
    There's no denying it's hard work. According to Tamba, the Twins and Multiple Births Association, twins should be encouraged to achieve a sense of individuality. To this end don't dress them in matching clothes, if you are given matching clothes as a gift try to ensure they wear their identical outfits on different days. Ask family and friends to send individual cards and presents, and try not to refer to them as 'the twins'.

    It has been known for many years that twins' language is about six months behind their peers. They talk later and in shorter sentences. This can lead to reading difficulties later and problems when they start school. You can help by ensuring that you find time to talk and read to them, individually if possible as if you talk to them as a pair the dominant one will respond and the other may just opt out. If you can't find the time or energy for a bedtime read, play them a story tape.

    Above all, try to raise two individuals. There's a story of one mom who took her two boys to nursery: one was asked what his name was and his reply was 'Michael and John'! Sad.

    ****************************************************************

    Author: Tony and Katy Luck who have a website about raising babies.

    ****************************************************************

    In The News:

    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

    HuffPost

    Andy Richter's Parenting Tweets Are Hilarious
    HuffPost
    Andy Richter's Parenting Tweets Are Hilarious. “Playing team sports is a great way for kids to experience getting yelled at outside of the home.” By Caroline Bologna. 680. It's no secret parents are some of the funniest people on Twitter. Indeed ...


    Lifehacker

    Are All These Parenting Books Messing With Parents' Heads?
    Lifehacker
    I have a massive stack of parenting books on my desk. Some of them tell me I'm doing an awesome job raising my kid (those books, I dog-ear and pet lovingly). Others tell me I'm screwing everything up, from bed time to screen time. I devour them all ...


    Saipan Tribune

    GMS parents, staff learn ropes of 'common-sense parenting'
    Saipan Tribune
    The Parent Education Services under the Division of Youth Services hosted a Common Sense Parenting workshop for Green Meadow School teachers, staff, and parents for six Tuesdays, from Nov. 6 to Dec. 19, 2017, in Chalan Piao. Participants were awarded ...


    Coronado Times Newspaper

    6th Annual Parenting Conference Offers Insight Into Building Resilient Families through Better Communication
    Coronado Times Newspaper
    Coronado SAFE hopes to provide parents, grandparents, caregivers and community members with some new insights at their 6th Annual Parenting Conference on Saturday, January 27th. This event is a unique opportunity to hear leaders in the field speak on ...


    The Wilton Bulletin

    How to let up on helicopter parenting
    The Wilton Bulletin
    Wilton Youth Council will present a screening of Julie Lythcott-Haims' TED Talk on parental expectations and unconditional love Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., at Wilton Library. The video will be followed by a discussion led by Tracey Masella of ...


    Ask Mr. Dad: Putting together a co-parenting plan
    Worcester Telegram
    Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I are getting divorced. Unfortunately, we're so angry at each other that we can no longer even be in the same room together. Fortunately, despite our anger, we still understand how important each of us is to our children ...


    West Seattle Blog (blog)

    West Seattle Monday: Parenting advice, bar theater, and more – plus cool storm pics
    West Seattle Blog (blog)
    RAISING SELF-RELIANT CHILDREN: What can you learn from German parenting styles? An American mom who lived in Germany for years and learned “the art of raising self-reliant children” will tell you tonight in a Town Hall Seattle presentation at Westside ...


    WFMZ Allentown

    Positive Parenting: Power of touch
    WFMZ Allentown
    Newborns experience the world through touch, but premature babies who spend their early days in incubators may not be getting all of those early experiences. A recent study performed at a children's hospital looked at 125 infants born preterm -- 24 to ...


    wphm.net

    Three easy parenting resolutions for 2018
    wphm.net
    Three easy parenting resolutions for 2018. January 20, 2018 ABC Health News. Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If one of your New Year's resolutions is to be a better parent in 2018, you're not alone. From screen time to alone time, here are a few easy ...

    and more »

    UPROXX

    Parenting Fails From 'The Detour' That We Can All Relate To
    UPROXX
    Seriously, who can legit say that they haven't screwed up and psychologically damaged their kids in a minor way as they wing their way through life as a parent? Who can say that they weren't messed up by their own well-meaning parents? Clearly, the ...

    Google News

    Achieve Success At School - Parents, Help Your Kids Easily Be Top, Honor-Roll Students!

    With the beginning of the new school year coming VERY... Read More

    Homework Doesn?t Have to Be a Battle of Wills

    Homework. It doesn't have to be a daily battle of... Read More

    Childrens Discipline: How To Resolve Divorce Parenting Differences?

    Did you know that inconsistency on matters of discipline gives... Read More

    Hold a Childs Birthday Party for Charity

    As a parent, you probably know that the birthday party... Read More

    How Children Learn

    Nurture and TeachThe single most important thing caregivers can do... Read More

    How Public Schools Assault Parents Values

    Is there anything wrong with lying, cheating, stealing, shop-lifting, taking... Read More

    Dads, Give them Household Chores

    You have a chore to do around the house, and... Read More

    Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson Never Went To Public School

    Most of our Founding Fathers, including Ben Franklin, Sam Adams,... Read More

    A Guide To Help You Teach Your Children Positve Self-Image Through Fitness

    Raising a pre-teen or teenage daughter (or son) is not... Read More

    Meet The Twixters!

    There is a new stage of development for parents to... Read More

    Co-Morbidity Rates: Other Problems That May Come With ADHD

    Diagnosing children and teens with ADHD can be a challenge.... Read More

    Mom, Dad and the Big Brother

    Software for parental control is a useful tool, if applied... Read More

    How Public Schools Lie to Parents and Betray Our Children

    Under the "No Child Left Behind Act," public schools whose... Read More

    7 Easy Ideas for Organizing Kids Artwork

    In school, kids are encouraged to create, draw, color, paint... Read More

    Strategies to Help Boost Your Childs Self Esteem

    Self esteem in an important quality for all children to... Read More

    Joining a Gang: How to Help Kids Prevent it, How to Tell if Theyve Joined One, How to Help Them Out

    While youth gangs are nothing new -- they've been traced... Read More

    How to Get a Good Diagnosis to See If Your Child Has ADHD

    Your child's teacher says that you need to find out... Read More

    Educational Toys And Childrens Books - A Must For Optimal Childhood Development

    The brightly colored plastic mobile dangles lazily overhead in the... Read More

    Why Consistency Is The Key To Raising Well-behaved Kids

    Being consistent when children are less than perfect can make... Read More

    Work Before Play

    Many families, ours included, have learned that breakfast is eaten... Read More

    Parenting---Roots and Wings

    I'm sure many of you have heard that old Hallmark... Read More

    Homeschooling ? Is It Worth It?

    Suppose that you rearrange your life to homeschool your child... Read More

    Is There Any Real Use For A Fun Quiz?

    Q. I don't like my children spending so much time... Read More

    Im a Father, Doesnt Anyone Care?

    The snow was getting heavier with each lift of the... Read More

    What Do Chinese Water Torture and Arguing with Children Have in Common?

    Imagine yourself lying flat on your back, totally strapped down... Read More