Help & advice

Just found out you are expecting multiples? How Grampian Twins Club can help you.



Are you expecting twins, triplets or more and not sure what to expect? Not sure how your pregnancy will be different to a single pregnancy? Or how you will cope when your babies arrive?

Fear not! Grampian Twins Club is at hand! There are a number of ways we can help:

  • Come to one of our monthly coffees. See what it’s all about by talking to other parents of twins. Get hands on experience with those dual travel systems!
  • Become a member and participate in the Grampian Twins Club Facebook group
  • Find top quality second hand twins goods on our Facebook page

Grampian Twins Club Facebook group

If you have any issues or questions that are troubling you - sleeping, feeding, crying, weaning, tantrums, right through to school issues, simply put your question on our Facebook page. It's such a quick and easy way to get advice from those who have already been there.


National and Local Help



Home-start is a voluntary organisation that offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with at least one child under 5 in the city of Aberdeen. Many parents feel overwhelmed or exhausted by the stresses and difficulties of everyday life. Too often they have no close family members or friends who can give them encouragement and support or breathing space when they most need it. If you feel you need extra support, you can contact Home-Start for a self referral:

Home-start
25 Greenfern Road
Mastrick
Aberdeen
AB16 6TS

Tel: (01224) 693545

E-Mail: admin@homestartaberdeen.org.uk



Tamba 
(Twins and Multiple Births Association) is a national charity that provides support for families of twins, triplets and higher multiples. You can register for free with TAMBA to receive a guide to Healthy Multiple Pregnancy, Neonatal Care, or Twin to Twin Transfusion and monthly e-newsletters. If you join Tamba you gain access to the Message Board, receive magazines and a wide range of benefits, including discounts at stores. Tamba also provides ante-natal and parenting courses across the UK.

For further information visit the Tamba website: www.tamba.org.uk  

www.tamba.org.uk


Tamba Twinline is a national, confidential, listening and emotional support service for all parents and expectant parents of twins, triplets and more, and the professionals involved in their care. It is staffed by trained volunteers who are parents of multiples.

Parents can phone in with any issues that are troubling them. This could include sleeping, feeding, crying, behaviour, discipline, school issues or special needs. Often all the caller needs is five minutes breathing space, a chat or a listening ear from someone who can identify with their situation.

Twinline is open everyday from 10am to 1pm and from 7pm to 10pm on: 0800 138 0509 (freephone)


Tamba has a wide range of information and support for expectant and new parents of multiples

 

VIDEO RESOURCES

 

Professor Helen Ball talks about the safest way to co-bed multiples and what to expect from sleep patterns in the early days  

 https://www.tamba.org.uk/Parenting/First-Year/Sleep

 

Listen to Claire Burgess (Norland Nannies Early Years Consultant) talking about how to cope with crying  https://www.tamba.org.uk/Parenting/First-Year/Concerns  

 

Registrants on the Tamba website can have access to a wide range of online information.   

 

BREASTFEEDING PEER SUPPORTER SCHEME

 

Tamba has a team of NCT accredited peer supporters who have all breastfed twins and can offer mother-to-mother information and support to families who wish to breastfeed their twins and triplets. They have all completed the NCT's accredited peer support training.

 

If you would like to have contact with a Peer Supporter, please e-mail tambabreastfeeding@gmail.com  



Bliss for premature and special need babies. The Bliss community is a place where parents, families, health professionals and other supporters can come together for mutual support and to share experiences.


Friends of the Special Nursery, Aberdeen Neo-Natal Unit. A guide and information about Aberdeen Maternity Hospital Neo-Natal Unit. 


Boob Buddies Breastfeeding support for mums, from mums. Boob Buddies is a relaxed and friendly breastfeeding support group- whether you are pregnant and planning to breastfeed, a new mum looking to get breastfeeding off to a flying start, or a breastfeeding mum looking to meet others for advice and support. 


La Leche League (pronounced la lay-chay) is an international charitable organisation founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through mother-to-mother support, to all women who want to breastfeed their babies. For friendly mother-to-mother breastfeeding support from pregnancy through to weaning, just say 'la lay-chay.' 

About twins "About-twins.com wants to prepare twin parents for the task of raising two well-adjusted, independent children. We want moms and dads around the world to have loads of fun in their role as parents of twins, while still having an outlet to discuss concerns and anxiety in relation to becoming or being a twin parent...."

 

                                 
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