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One of the best pieces of advice I could give you as you take this wonderful journey called twin pregnancy is to find a support group or a club near you. Joining one, even an online community of expecting mothers can be really helpful.
Sure, you can always call your doctor or midwife every time you need to ask something that bothers you because they are used to it. However, there would be times that you need an instant answer to ease your worries and it is too late to call the doctor’s office or no one is there to entertain your call. The best option is to turn to other pregnant women who have experienced the same struggles, stresses, worries, and anxieties for some reassurance to ease your mind.
There is no specific time as to when you should join a support group. The decision is entirely up to you. Some women start to look and join a club or online community when they begin trying for a baby. While others join as soon as they find out they are pregnant. Sometimes, it also helps to join a specific group that is in the same situation as you are.
For instance, if you are pregnant with twins or multiples, it is better to join a twin pregnancy support group than a regular group for expecting mothers. That way, you can get the best answers and solutions to questions and problems that you are worried about from other mothers of twin support groups.
Aside from what has mentioned above, there are other obvious reasons why you should join twin pregnancy support groups. Here are some of them.
One of the easiest ways to find a twin support group, club, and online community is to look it up on the internet. You can join a vast online community that connects expecting mothers and mothers of twins from all around the globe or you can choose a twin support group near the area where you live. Here are some twin pregnancy support groups and online community you can join.
Multiples of America or National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club – It is quite popular in America and its network can connect you to more than 300 clubs across United States. Some of the local clubs include Mothers of Twin Club, Parents of Multiples Club, and Mothers of Multiples Club specific to your state or area.
Their website is very informative. You can look for a local club near your area by zip code search and find out which one is the most convenient for you.
Online communities such as Baby Center, The Bump, and What to Expect When You’re Expecting. These groups do not only offer great information about pregnancy, they also have a wide online community for expecting mothers, mothers of twins and multiples, and even those who are still trying to get pregnant. You can find and join one or five groups that you like.
What’s better is that these are also easily accessible through your smartphone. You can download the apps to track your pregnancy, join your birth club, and participate in forums online anytime and anywhere.
Facebook groups such as the Twin Stuff Group where you can easily access news and information about twins and multiples, get great reviews of useful pregnancy and baby products and interact with other mothers of twins online.
There is no question about the benefits of joining twin pregnancy support groups and online communities. You only have so much to gain and nothing to lose. Pregnancy clubs or twin support groups exist all over the world. Thanks to technology, you can easily join, access information, and interact with other expecting mothers around the world at the touch of your fingertips.
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