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Twin Talks is an audio podcast encouraging parents who are expecting twins as well as experienced moms and dads of multiples. Together, we explore the unique challenges new parents face when raising two or more children of the same age. Join us as we embrace the joys of parenting when you’ve got double the duty.

Twin Talks is an audio podcast encouraging parents who are expecting twins as well as experienced moms and dads of multiples. Together, we explore the unique challenges new parents face when raising two or more children of the same age. Join us as we embrace the joys of parenting when you’ve got double the duty.
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San Diego, CA

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Twin Talks is an audio podcast encouraging parents who are expecting twins as well as experienced moms and dads of multiples. Together, we explore the unique challenges new parents face when raising two or more children of the same age. Join us as we embrace the joys of parenting when you’ve got double the duty.

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@twin_talks

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English


Episodes

Twin Developmental Milestones: Speech and Language

10/16/2018
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As a parent of twins, it is often difficult to know when your children's language skills are developing normally and when it's time for some outside help. Especially since multiples tend to experience a higher rate of speech and language development disorders. What are the common speech issues for twins? How do speech problems vary depending on gender? And what is a parent's role in the therapy process? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:54

Childcare Options for Twin Parents

10/9/2018
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Finding good childcare can be tough for any parent. But finding childcare for your twins that fits your lifestyle and budget can sometimes feel impossible. What are the most popular childcare options for twins? Today our parents share their specific experience when working with nannies, daycares, au pairs and babysitters. How practical are these options for you and your family? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:46

Twins and Talent Agencies

10/2/2018
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You've heard the phrase "Hollywood Loves Twins", but why? Are you twins really at an advantage in getting acting and modeling jobs when compared to singletons? How do you find the right talent agency and do you even need one? What should you expect when it comes to auditioning and getting jobs? Today we're talking with experienced twin moms who's kids have been working in the entertainment industry for years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:49

Managing Emotions During Twin Pregnancy

9/25/2018
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From the moment you discovered your twin pregnancy, you've probably experienced a lot of emotion about the pending arrival of your little ones. How did you manage all those feelings? Did your feelings differ from your spouse or partner? What piece of advice or words of encouragement helped you the most? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:58

Postpartum Care and Recovery After Twins

9/18/2018
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You've successfully delivered your twins, now it's time to give your body a little TLC for all its hard work! What can you expect to experience within the first six weeks after giving birth to your babies? How does the recovery process with twins differ from having just one baby? What typically happens after having a c-section versus having a vaginal birth? And what are some options for reshaping your body to help you feel bit more "normal" again? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:35:42

Nutrition for Twin Pregnancies

9/11/2018
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You've heard the phrase "eating for two". So if you're pregnant with twins, should you be "eating for three"? What exactly does your body need nutritionally to help with the growth and development of your babies? What are the daily caloric requirements? Plus, we'll demystify common foods that are often considered "taboo" during pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:51

Vanishing Twin Syndrome

9/4/2018
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You're shocked to learn you're pregnant with twins! Just as the news settles in, your doctor tells you he can no longer find a heartbeat on one of your babies. This is known as vanishing twin syndrome. What actually causes the loss of an embryo and when does it typically happen? And what could this mean for your surviving twin? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:27

Identifying Twin Types During Pregnancy

8/28/2018
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After getting over the initial shock of being pregnant with twins, most soon-to-be parents want to know if their babies are identical or fraternal. How do medical care providers determine your twin type? What exactly are they looking for during those ultrasounds? How do they determine if your pregnancy is more "high risk" than others? And how accurate are their findings? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:39

Sibling Rivalry Between Twins

8/21/2018
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As a parent, managing sibling rivalry can be tough, especially with twins. Conflict begins as your twin children compete for dominance, parental attention, and independence- each vying for their place in the spotlight. How does twin sibling rivalry differ from rivalry shared between singletons? And what is the parent's role in diffusing conflict? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:50

Twin Baby Gear Essentials: Double Strollers

8/14/2018
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Traveling can be tough with two or more kids, and your stroller can either be your best friend, or your worst enemy. And while no stroller is perfect, it is possible to find the perfect stroller for your family. When it comes to double strollers, what options do you have? What features provide the most versatility so your stroller can grow with your children? And how much can you expect to spend? You'll hear from some of the top manufacturers of double strollers, Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:34:39

Flexible Work Options for Twin Parents

8/7/2018
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Working with twins? Is it really possible? Not everyone can afford full-time childcare, so what other options do you have if the traditional model of full-time work isn't an option? Where should you look for jobs that are a little more flexible? How can you adjust your resume if you've been out of work for awhile? And what about the possibility of starting your own business? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:03

Inside the NICU: What to Expect

7/31/2018
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Most newborn twins don't need to spend time in the NICU, but it's always helpful for expecting parents to be prepared- just in case. Today we're launching a new series focused on all things related to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. If this is your first trip to the NICU, what can you expect? Who are the different care providers and what are their roles? What are the typical visiting hours for the family? And what do all those crazy beeps mean coming from the equipment in the room? Learn...

Duration:00:36:05

The Importance of Twin Groups and Meet-ups

7/24/2018
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No one understands twins better than another twin parent. Messaging back and forth online can be helpful, but there's nothing that replaces connecting with people face to face through twin groups and meet-ups. What are the different types of groups available to twin parents? What kind of support and services do they offer? And how can you find one in your area, or perhaps start a new one? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:30

Teaching Your Kids to Respond to Twin Questions

7/17/2018
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You’ve heard all the standard comments about twins: “Are they twins? Are they identical? Are they natural? Who was born first?” And you’ve come up with answers to those questions. But what about your kids? How do they respond? Have you talked to your twins about how to address these questions from complete strangers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:33

Twinning: How Does It Happen?

7/10/2018
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You've just learned you're pregnant with twins! Odds are, you're in complete shock. You may be asking questions like, how did this happen? How common are twins? Are they identical or fraternal? And could it happen to me again? Today we're learning all about "twinning", the process of conceiving twins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:16

Where Should My Twins Sleep?

7/3/2018
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Cribs, Co-sleepers, Bassinets, and Bunkbeds. With twins, there’s a lot of equipment and transitions ahead. Should you put newborns together? Keep them in your room or put in the nursery? And when they’re older, when should you separate them? Do they need their own rooms? Our twin parents are here to talk about sleeping arrangements for twins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:52

Twin Pregnancy and Iron Deficiency Anemia

6/26/2018
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Carrying more than one baby creates a higher demand on an expecting mother’s body during pregnancy. This often includes tapping into her iron supply which can result in iron-poor blood for mama and babies. If you’re pregnant with twins, should you be concerned? What can you do to prevent this condition? Can it be treated effectively? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:01

Twin Transitions: Kindergarten Readiness

6/19/2018
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You're getting ready to send your twins to kindergarten, but are they really ready? How do you know? What if one child is ready and the other isn't, do you still send them both? Do you put them in the same class? Learn how various twin types may react to this new social environment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:39

Smart Shopping Strategies for Twins

6/12/2018
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Shopping for two babies typically takes more effort than shopping for one baby, but do you really need twice the stuff? How can twin parents take advantage of good deals in their own community? What are some great online resources when searching for discounts? And will major retailers really send you free product simply because you had two babies at the same time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:23

MOMM: Mothers of Multiple Multiples

6/5/2018
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Have you ever wondered what it's like to parent more than one set of twins? It's rare that twin parents become twin parents again, but it certainly happens. Today we're chatting with three mamas who have given birth to at least two sets of twins. How did their birth experiences differ from one another? How did their lives change when they realized they were having another set? And how in the world are they able to survive those first few years? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:32:16