When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads does an excellent job of covering both the challenges of multiple pregnancy, as well as ways in which pregnancy will probably be different for mothers who find themselves expecting more than one baby. It is a perfect blend of factual information with encouraging stories from mothers who have been there.
The information in this book talks about what you as the mother can do to reduce risks for yourself and your babies. It covers weight gain in detail, both how much to gain for optimal health of your babies, as well as practical suggestions for gaining that weight. It also covers possible pregnancy complications, including what symptoms to look out for.
The author also discusses what your options are for multiple birth, going through specifics of what factors determine whether you will be able to try for a vaginal birth or whether you will need a c-section to deliver your babies.
One of my favorite parts of the book talks about how to manage caring for two or more babies. The authors give many concrete suggestions for dealing with the overwhelming task of caring for multiple newborns, especially details on feeding, whether breastfeeding, bottlefeeding or both.
I found this book to be empowering--acknowledging that growing two or more healthy babies is a big challenge, but presenting concrete information for how to handle those challenges in a way that I never found patronizing. When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads is a book I would recommend to any pregnant mother of multiples.