Welcome to Mother of Twins

Whether you just found out that you are pregnant with twins or you are a mother of twin teenagers, this is the place for you.

Raising twins is rewarding and challenging at the same time.

I was shocked with my second pregnancy when the ultrasound technician told us that we were going to have twins.  The closest twins that I have had in my family were great uncles and great great aunts whom I have never seen.

However, after the initial shock went away, I was happy, excited, worried, restless, everything you can imagine.  I also did a lot of research to find out all I could about having twins, from pre-conception to the later years.

I also remember what the nurse told me after my twin babies were born.  She said having twins is not twice the work than having a baby but rather four times, and yes she was right.

It would be nice to have a place that mothers can support each other, exchange ideas or tips, find out lovely online bargains or just have fun.

This site was created to give support to mothers of twins, and fathers too! .

New: We are featuring some Twins Birth Announcement cards.

My Twin Pregnancy Story

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Julie’s Twin Birth Story

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My Twin Birth Story

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Guide to Infectious Diseases

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Signs of Premature Labour in Twin Pregnancies

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Robin and Maurice Gibbs

Robin and Maurice Gibbs

Nichol and David Tom

Nichol and David Tom

Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton

King Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi

King Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi

Jill Hennessy

Jill Hennessy

Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

Gabriela Spanic

Gabriela Spanic

Deidra Hall

Deidra Hall

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Rodney Peete

Rodney Peete

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin

Jerry O’Connell

Jerry O’Connell

Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn

Ray Romano

Ray Romano

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey

Patricia Richardson

Patricia Richardson

Niki Taylor

Niki Taylor

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox

Mia Hamm

Mia Hamm

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross

Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright

Louis XV of France

Louis XV of France

Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley

Lee Majors Twins

Lee Majors Twins

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

King Hussein of Jordan

King Hussein of Jordan

Justin Chambers

Justin Chambers

Julio Iglesias

Julio Iglesias

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete

George W Bush

George W Bush

Geena Davis

Geena Davis

Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello

Diana Krall

Diana Krall

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid

Cybill Shepherd

Cybill Shepherd

Cleopatra twins

Cleopatra twins

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Beverly D’Angelo

Beverly D’Angelo

Al Pacino twins

Al Pacino twins

70 Comments

  1. michelle

    Hi Beautiful ladies!

     Congrats on all the multiple pregnancies! Im a mom of an extremely busy 3 yr old daughter and expecting identical girls beggining of July.. 🙂 Huge shock as no twins in the family but an amazing blessing!
     Anyway im 28 weeks preg and have loved it up until 2 weeks ago. Oh my goodness…  Moms.. did you have any horrible aches pains etc at this stage in pregnancy? My stomach is rock hard and it pains 24-7. I feel like my hole stomach is covered in bruises.. I cant sleep at night or even rest in the day as everytime i have to turn sides im in pain..I moan and grunt the hole night.. My poor hubby has the world of patience.. this coupled with horendous back pain, constant constipation, miserable pelvis pain, pressure all over tummy which doesnt ease..  Pregnancy pillow no help whatsoever!

    Its getting to a stage where i just dont know how long i can carry on. And whats worse is i dont even have energy to take proper care of my daughter that needs as much of my love and care as possible right now 🙁
    Any moms feel the same or felt the same? please any reply would be so awesome… 

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  2. Leila

    I just had my first ultrasound today 5 weeks along and was told I’m having twins, but she only saw one heartbeat and the other sac you could see something inside but she could not see a heartbeat. She said to come back in two weeks to do another scan. Any advice would be great as I’m freaking out.
    Thanks

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    • Mother of Twins

      Hi Leila,

      It is really hard to hear heartbeat properly at this early stage. So no need to worry right now. Plus worrying will just stress you and your babies out.

      Wishing you all the best,

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  3. Martha Clifford

    Hi. I am a mother of twins looking for support. The general public makes rude comments and there are a lot of jealous people. Just want my efforts acknowledged.

    Martha

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  4. Angela Easton

    I’m 38 year old mom of three. I’m also pregnant with twins. My oldest is 18 then a 14 and my youngest 11. Now I’m starting all the way over. I just Thank God for my blessings…TWIN GIRLS 2016

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  5. Kate Currell

    I am definitely not a writer and certainly the furtherest thing from an expert but as a granddaughter of a twin, sister to twins , wife of a twin and mother of twins I often find myself reflecting on life as a sibling to twins!
    From the day I found out that my daughter Ella was going to be a big sister, I knew she was as lucky as me! She had been blessed with being the older sister to a set of twins! 
    At the little age of two and half we had both been given a special role that required loving two new babies, both equally, both at the same time, all the while sharing mummy and daddy!
    As the months past my body began to adapt and we grew together to the sound of 3 beating hearts! With good health and luck on my side, we breezed through 37 weeks and 4 days to safely deliver two very healthy, tiny little babies! 
    A Boy and a Girl! A pidgon pair! For Ella, a protector for life and a best friend forever!
    The past 2 years have certainly tested every inch of me, both as a person and as a mother. My babies are my world and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for them!! This isn’t to say that I didn’t worry about my ability to love equally and care for all 3 under 3, but with many sleepless nights and tears wiped away we have survived!
    Ella has shown an amazing love for her brother and sister in what have been trying times! She has shared her parents, grandparents, friends, toys and her love, for that I couldn’t be prouder!
    Life as she knew it was never going be the same, though her innocence and youth would allow this transition to unfold without a memory! She would never be able to recall the life she had before the arrival of the babies. These gorgeous little newborns initially consumed the majority of our time, conversation and attention from not only our immediate family but from anyone who came in contact with the popular new arrivals.
    In all honesty it did have an impact on my little girl, no matter how hard I tried and how conscious I was about it, their arrival did change her! It changed her behaviour, her attitude and her relationship with me! Some of these changes were positive and heart warming, they were signs she was growing up, not the baby anymore and watching her adjust to life as a sister was at times comforting! My secret fears had surfaced and there were definitely some unsettling changes that at times would upset me. The love she had for the twins was instant and one of care, protection and the desire to smother them with love . Her attitude towards my husband and I was at times upsetting and with the pregnancy hormones flowing and two newborns who depended on me around the clock, there were certainly tears shed out of fear and sadness for the changes in my little girl. I felt responsible for what she was feeling and for the mix of emotions she was obviously trying to balance. 
    In saying that, as time went on she ajusted quickly and before long she was the most helpful little shadow I could ask for! In hindsight I had given her the greatest gift I could, a brother and a sister!
    As I reflect on my own childhood that I shared with twin brothers I whole heartedly recall love, treasured memories and a very privileged up bringing that provided me with an exceptional example of family and unity!
    There have been a few bumps along the way and we are still learning everyday of ways to cope with a busy household that includes twins. I certainly couldn’t have made it here today with out the help, support and love from my mum! This blessing of twins has been given to me by my mum who is also my best friend, I could not have imagined doing it without her! We defiantly share a bond greater than I could ever explain! 
     As we continue on this journey all I can hope and pray for is that my 3 children continue to grow into healthy, strong, loving little people and that I can protect them and keep them safe from the sometimes scary world we live in!
    I kiss them every night before they go to bed and thank god for the greatest gift I could ask for .. Being a mum!

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    • Mother of Twins

      Thank you for the amazing post. You are such a great mother. Hats off to you. You are absolutely right. The first borns who are followed by twins do have a lot to deal with and that varries by age difference.

      Thanks again for your post.

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  6. chelsie

    Hi, I’m a mother of twin girls who are three years old right now. Is there any moms going through this terrible 3 stage and potty training?? This is the hardest,except giving birth, that I have ever had to do. Is there anyone out there that can tell me it gets better or give me some positive advice? My dad lives in Texas and my mom and I aren’t very close so its definitely been a challenge on raising my girls. I’ve read every book,magazine and blogs you can think of but this stage is so hard that I’m constantly in tears as soon as I put them to bed. I’m a very energetic and happy positive person but this past year has really taken a toll on me. I’m not married but i still am with their father but most men don’t really help anyways so I feel alone. I feel so stressed and over exhausted trying to take on everything(cooking,cleaning,errands,taking care of the household) plus potty training and trying to be the best mom its hard. Can anyone help.me? Lol sorry to sound like such a horrible pathetic mom but when you have two your first time being a mom its super overwhelming ?

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  7. Allison Young

    Hi, can anyone make a recommendation on how many hours of help would be needed right after having twins? Can anyone suggest a website or resource to help find a part-time nanny or helper?

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  8. Andile

    I’m 6 wks pregnant I’ve been having severe abdominal pain in the past 4 weeks and i hv gained weight now the pain gets lighter day by day so im wondering if im expecting twin since there r twins on my father’s side. I went for scan bt it doesn’t show if it’s twins or not.

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  9. Jenny

    I need some advice. I’m going to lose my mind!!  I have 2.5 month old twin boys and they are both  very colicky…with that being said..this message is about my husband. I’m terrified we are not going to make it.  We are constantly battling and u don’t know how to deal with it. 

    He is not very much help..but am I being to hard on him?? He works 5 or 6 days a week and I know the kind of work he does is hard this is why I have never made him get up with the boys in the middle of the night (they wake up to eat every 2 hours ..ALWAYS at the same time) but he doesn’t help out when he gets off work either..he fills up 10 bottles with water for the night and he thinks thata enough..he actually acts frustrated with the boys when they are crying but won’t pick them up.. sometimes he just ignores them.  When I ask him to feed one of them for me he props up a bottle and sits there on his phone and if they cry he immediately says “he needs his mom” (SO FRUSTRATING). he also maybe changes one diaper if that a week and he has to be asked to do it and gets frustrated when he gets them dressed bc they wiggle.  

    Ive always hated how mom’s were afraid to leave their kids with their dads bc I think that alone time is so important but now I am that mom.  I’m terrified he’s going to get frustrated..he also thinks letting them “cry it out” is exceptable right now and they aren’t even 2 months old..the one time I left him with them to run to walgreens he had the monitors hooked up and was outside!!  

    I know I’m ranting but I just can’t take it anymore ..he is just being so selfish.  He tells me it was my choice to be a stay at home mom. Which is true but having twins is hard.  He also is constantly making jokes about the house being a mess and asking me what I do all day. The thing that put me over the edge is tomorrow is his one day off this week and he is going to be outside in the garage drinking with his friend and not helping with the kids still and will end up sleeping until 1pm bc he’s hungover the one day he is home and able to help.  

    Has anyone else had this problem?? He thinks it is my job to take care of the kids bc he makes the money.  My whole life all i wanted to do was be able to be a stay at home mom while my kids are young but he makes me feel guilty for it constantly. I’m so lucky to have the chance to stay home with them I know but it bothers me so much bc he doesn’t spend anytime with them or me at that. He comes home plays on his phone and goes to bed at 830pm leaving me with them all night and all day with no help.  I need some advice!! What do I do!! I’m starting to think leaving for a while is my only option 🙁

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    • Mother of Twins

      I am really sorry about what you are going through. Unfortunately some of your issues sound familiar! Besides your husband, do you have any other family members that can help out?
      I know that for some men having 2 babies is more of a shock than one and they just don’t know how to handle the situation.
      You absolutely deserve some help with taking care of your babies and around the house. If he has time to drink with his friends, he should have time to help you out. Just because you decided to stay home does not mean you don’t need help. Does he realize the cost of hiring help for twins may be your entire salary or more?

      Please think about yourself and your babies. Get help from your parents / friends etc… if you must.
      A note on the colicky. One of my twins was colicky and the Dr. changed the formula and it stopped. You may want to look into that too.
      Also if your babies have put on enough weight, very soon you maybe able to cut down on night feeding. Consult with your doctor on this issue as well.

      It is hard to say what to do except to put yourself and your babies first. Get help however it maybe.

      Vent all you here.

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    • BL

      I am also struggling with my husband not helping much.. My babies are 2 months. I see you posted this last year, any positive change on your husbsnd’s part? Did things get any easier?

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  10. Lora

    I am 27 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins. The girl is on my left and the boy is on my right. I feel him move frequently throughout the day, but I rarely feel her move, maybe just two or three movements once or twice a day. I told my OB about it a week ago, and they did a BPP and said she was fine. It still worries me though. Not having that reassurance that she is okay throughout the day is stressful. Did anyone else experience this with their twins? Could it just be the way she is positioned? Thanks for the help.

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