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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.






Common Pelvic Floor Problems After Twins

You've had your babies, but your body doesn't seem to be healing itself and getting better. This could be a result of common pelvic floor problems that impact moms with multiples. So, what are the most common symptoms and how do you know if they will go away or if you need some additional help? And what does treatment typically look like?

Duration: 00:37:01

Photographing Your Twins

You've probably seen tons of adorable photos of twins and thought "how did they do that"? Are the photos done professionally? Can you get similar results on your own? What kind of camera and lighting did they use? And how on earth did they get those twins to pose so perfectly for the camera? Join us as we get the inside scoop on how to get the best photographs of your twins!

Duration: 00:34:19

Inside the NICU: Time Management and Scheduling

If your twins have any medical concerns at birth, they may be taken to the NICU. The amount of time your babies stay in the NICU can have a major impact on the parents. How do you properly manage your time? How do you balance work while caring for your NICU babies? And what do you do when you have other children that need your attention as well?

Duration: 00:28:17

Fertility Treatments and Twin Pregnancy

Twin births are definitely on the rise, mainly as a result of the increased use of fertility treatments. How do common treatments such as Clomid, or in-vitro fertilization contribute to this rise in multiple births? What new medical advancement is resulting in fewer embryo transfers with a higher singleton success rate? And what are many fertility specialists not telling their patients when it comes to conceiving multiple babies?

Duration: 00:30:49

MoDi Twins: Monochorionic Diamniotic Pregnancy

If you're carrying identical twins, they could be mo-di or monochorionic diamniotic. But what exactly does that mean for you and your babies? Does sharing the same placenta require additional monitoring? Should you expect additional care from your obstetrician or perinatologist? Mothers of mo-di twins share their personal experience!

Duration: 00:34:25

Identifying Pre-Term Labor with Twins

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?

Duration: 00:26:51

Dental Problems in Twins

When your twins start teething, you may not automatically think about taking them to the dentist. But, you don't want to wait too long! What are some common dental problems with twins and what can you do to help prevent them? Plus, we'll discuss the practicality of brushing (and flossing) their teeth twice a day and what to expect during those initial trips to see the de

Duration: 00:36:10

Twin Developmental Milestones: Movement and Physical Activity

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?

Duration: 00:40:52

Preparing for Your Twin Cesarean Birth

Twin cesarean births are common. Some are planned and some, well, not so much. Even if you're planning a vaginal birth, it's important to know what to expect should you need more medical intervention. What are some reasons why twin moms-to-be may need to give birth via cesarean? Who is actually in the operating room with you when your babies are delivered? And what can you expect postpartum after your babies are delivered?

Duration: 00:33:51

Preparing for Your Twin Vaginal Birth

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?

Duration: 00:41:36

Prenatal Care with Twins

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?

Duration: 00:39:00

Annoying Questions People Ask About Twins

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.

Duration: 00:34:15

Twins and Talent Agencies

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.

Duration: 00:34:39

Vanishing Twin Syndrome

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?

Duration: 00:32:13

Preparing Your Twin Nursery

Your twin nursery is a special place. Not only will you be spending a lot of time in there, but it will be the place many memories are made. What are some essentials every twin mom should have in her babies nursery? How do you make an average size room work with two babies? Plus, tips for organizing the closets and storage areas.

Duration: 00:40:23

Encouraging Individuality with Twins

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?

Duration: 00:40:08

Twin Developmental Milestones: Speech and Language

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?

Duration: 00:35:36

Managing Emotions During Twin Pregnancy

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?

Duration: 00:43:55

Twin Baby Gear Essentials: Baby Carriers

You've made the decision to babywear your twins. There's a lot of different types of baby carriers, so how do you pick the best ones for you and your babies? What features should you be looking for? What kind of carriers work best for tandem babywearing? We're breaking down the pros and cons of each style according to the twin parents who know them best!

Duration: 00:40:21

Singletons After Twins

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?

Duration: 00:40:30

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