You will need extra help after you deliver your babies. Your time of greatest need will be immediately after your babies are born. Ask for help from family, neighbors and friends for the first 4 to 6 weeks after you bring your babies home. You may be fairly exhausted, so it's helpful to have extra pairs of hands available until your new family settles into a routine. You may want to arrange for this help ahead of time, before you deliver your babies.
There are some wonderful resource groups for parents and families of multiples. Contact them for information and assistance. See the box below for listings.
Resources for Parents of Multiples
National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc.
P. O. Box 23188 Albuquerque, NM 87192-1188 Tel: (505) 275-0955 Offers free information to expectant parents or new parents of multiples. Will also refer you to local Twins Clubs.
P. O. Box 10066 Berkeley, CA 94709 Tel: (510) 524-0863 Offers publications and information to parents. Will also refer to local groups.
Center for Study of Multiple Births
333 E. Superior St., Rm. 464 Chicago, IL 60611 Tel: (312) 266-9093 Will supply list of current resources and references for parents of multiples.
5350 S. Roslyn St., Suite 400 Englewood, CO80111 Tel: (800) 328-3211 or (303) 290-8500 customer. service@businessword. com Bimonthly magazine for the parents of twins, triplets and more. Contact for information about subscribing.