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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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English


Episodes

Identifying Preterm Labor with Twins

12/11/2018
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If you're pregnant with twins or higher order multiples, then your medical care provider has probably already told you about the risk of preterm labor. What does "preterm" actually mean for multiples? What are some of the signs of preterm labor? And what can be done to help calm your contractions and keep your babies in utero for as long as possible? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:13

Singletons After Twins

12/4/2018
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If you’re already a twin parent, then you already have plenty of parenting experience. But how do things change when you introduce a new baby into the family? How do you prepare your twins for the arrival of their new sibling? How do you encourage closeness between all your children? And how do you balance everything and everyone when you’re out and about? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:06

Preparing for Your Twin Vaginal Birth

11/27/2018
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Contrary to popular belief, it is entirely possible to give birth to your twins vaginally. So, what makes an expecting mother a good candidate for giving birth to twins vaginally? What are the pros and cons to both mom and baby? What should you expect during labor and delivery? And is it really true that you MUST birth your baby in an operating room? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:12

Twin Developmental Milestones: Movement and Physical Activity

11/20/2018
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As your twins grow, they may develop differently than one another. So, how do you know if they're still on track with the physical development? How do milestones for premature twins differ from full-term twins? And what basic movements and physical activity should you expect from your babies during the first year? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:09

Encouraging Individuality w/Twins

11/13/2018
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Your twins may look alike and perhaps even act alike, but they are different in many ways. Encouraging their own individuality will become more and more important as they grow older. As a parent, how can you help them discover their own identities? How do you know if separating your twins in group situations is what's best for them? And how you help educate others and avoid common twin stereotypes? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:31

Singletons Before Twins

11/6/2018
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If you're pregnant with twins and you're already a parent to a singleton, you may be wondering how different your experience will be. How will you prepare your singleton for the arrival of the new babies? How do you encourage closeness between all your children? And then there's the semantics of day-to-day life, such as traveling with all your kids at the same time, making time for their activities, etc. Today we're exploring what life is like when you have singletons before twins. Learn...

Duration:00:46:36

Prenatal Care with Twins

10/30/2018
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Prenatal care when you're pregnant with twins is different than care you'd receive with a singleton. So, what exactly can you expect to happen during the next nine months? Are all twin moms referred to perinatologists for their care? What should you expect to happen during a typical appointment? How will your care change between the first, second and third trimesters? And who ultimately delivers the babies? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:03

Annoying Questions People Ask About Twins

10/23/2018
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Going out in public with your twins in tow can be quite a challenge. Not to mention all the unsolicited comments from well-meaning strangers. What are some of the common questions asked? What's the best way to respond to them? And when it comes to really personal topics, such as IVF or other fertility options, how do you handle the situation gracefully without divulging too much information? Plus, what to do when people start asking your twins questions and bypass you altogether. Learn more...

Duration:00:36:15

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