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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

Inside the NICU: Bonding with your Babies

10/17/2017
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Preterm birth is more likely with twins than singletons, which may result in some time in the NICU. Even though your babies may be under constant medical care, there are still plenty of ways to bond with them. How important is physical contact with your newborns? What are some other ways to bond with your babies without touching them? And how can you help siblings and other family members get to know your babies better?

Duration: 00:36:19


Potty-Training Twins: Gear and Logistics

10/10/2017
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Potty training two or more kids at once requires a bit of planning and preparation. And sometimes, the gear you use can make all the difference in the world. So, what are the essential items you'll need as you embark on this journey? From potty chairs and toilet paper to "big kid" underwear and pull-ups, we chat with twin parents on what worked (and what didn't work) for them!

Duration: 00:33:26


Twin Transitions: Introducing Solids

10/3/2017
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Transitioning to solid foods can be tricky, especially when feeding two babies at once. How do you know when your twins are ready? What are some of the best foods to help kick off this stage? Plus, some practical tips for parents of twins on how to set up your space!

Duration: 00:39:42


Twin Birthday Parties on a Budget

9/26/2017
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Twins are rarely two for the price of one, especially when it comes to their birthday parties. So, what are some smart ways to cut back on spending and still plan for a great event? Today we're partnering with our friends at Twiniversity to share with you some great strategies for planning twin birthday parties on a budget!

Duration: 00:43:57


Common Pelvic Floor Problems After Twins

9/19/2017
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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

9/12/2017
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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

9/5/2017
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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

8/29/2017
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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

8/22/2017
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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

8/15/2017
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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?

Duration: 00:26:51


Dental Problems in Twins

8/8/2017
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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

8/1/2017
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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?

Duration: 00:40:52


Preparing for Your Twin Cesarean Birth

7/25/2017
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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

7/18/2017
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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?

Duration: 00:41:36


Prenatal Care with Twins

7/11/2017
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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?

Duration: 00:39:00


Annoying Questions People Ask About Twins

7/4/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:34:15


Twins and Talent Agencies

6/27/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:34:39


Vanishing Twin Syndrome

6/20/2017
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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?

Duration: 00:32:13


Preparing Your Twin Nursery

6/13/2017
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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

6/6/2017
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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?

Duration: 00:40:08

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