Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be excessively sick when you are pregnant with twins.  This is why it can come as a shock to some people when they arrive at the dating scan and find out that there is more than one baby to be seen.  Of course some parents already know that the chances of twins are high, due to IVF etc.

One thing that we don’t tend to count on, on discovering our double blessing, is the wave of negativity that fills the air.  It hits us from all sides.  Health Care Professionals, family, friends, strangers in the street. Everyone knows someone, who knows someone who had twins and their life is hell.  Why don’t the positive ones find us first?  The ones who revel in their multiples.  I’m not talking about them having no realistic view about what having twins means, but the ones who love it and see it as it is. Wonderful, exciting, challenging, life changing, fun.  Still, forewarned is forearmed.

There is an automatic assumption that because you are pregnant with twins, you will need to have a caesarean.  Fortunately, this view is slowly changing within the medical world.  More and more women are questioning the need to cut into their healthy bodies when twins can be born vaginally.  There are, however, considerations to bear in mind when you are expecting twins.

It is worth thinking about hiring a doula early on. Your doula will help you look at your options and signpost you to support. It is also important to surround yourself with Healthcare Professionals who make you feel safe and informed so that the decisions you make are the right ones for you, the individual.

Whatever the choices you make, your doula will support you as you welcome your double blessing.